Met Eireann has confirmed a five-day heat wave followed by a major and ominous change from “depression”.
Temperatures will hit 22 ° C and well above 20 ° C from Saturday to Wednesday, but will only be followed by a drastic change.
While Celsius will remain high through the weekend and into the beginning of next week, Thursday and beyond will be “unstable with rainy conditions at times.”
They added: “Uncertainty has risen from the midweek period when the progress of a depression northward over the country appears to bring rain.”
So take advantage of it while you can and get the barbecue out.
Here’s the long-term forecast according to Met Eireann:
Today: “Today’s temperatures will range between 17 degrees on the coasts and 20 degrees inland with good sun during the day, some light showers in the afternoon will disappear soon. The winds will be light and variable, although local sea breezes will develop. . “
Tomorrow: “Sunday will be dry, warm and sunny with a few showers in the afternoon. The highest temperatures will range between 18 and 20 degrees, with light or variable breezes from the south.”
Monday: “It will be dry and mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 20 degrees inland, a little cooler on the coasts. Winds will be light, occasionally moderate and the sea breeze can develop in the afternoon. Monday night will be dry. and clear with temperatures between 7 and 9 degrees with light breezes “.
Tuesday: “It will be warmer with temperatures up to 22 degrees inland, once again cooler on the coast. Some showers may develop in the west in the afternoon, where it can get cloudy later. Winds once more, mainly light or moderate from the southeast. Tuesday night will be mainly dry and clear with temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees overnight. “
Wednesday: “At the moment, it appears that Wednesday will start dry with warm sunny conditions that will persist into the morning, then clouds and rain will develop on the south coast and extend north into the afternoon and evening. highs will be in Ulster and Connacht, reaching 21 degrees there, more typically between 15 and 17 degrees elsewhere. “