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Published 26/05/2016 | 08:03
We’re set to get a glimpse of summer-like weather this weekend, as temperatures are expected to hit 20C in the Midlands.
However, the balmy temperatures will be offset by periods of dull cloud and isolated rain showers, with a risk of thunderstorms developing inland.
It will be mostly dry and cloudy today, with highest temperatures of 11-15C.
Tonight will be a cool 5C, and there will be patches of light rain in some areas.
After a dull start, Met Eireann predicts milder temperatures of 14-17C for Friday with a mixture of hazy sunshine and cloud.
During the afternoon and evening, there will be isolated outbreaks of rain, especially in southern and western counties.
We can expect plenty of changeable weather this weekend, with cloudy skies clearing to patchy sunshine and temperatures reaching 15-19C on both Saturday and Sunday.
While it will be cooler in coastal areas, parts of the midlands can look forward to a balmy 20C during the afternoons.
However, it’s not all good news – the higher temperatures will lead to random outbreaks of heavy rain, according to Met Eireann, with some showers developing into thunderstorms.
The showers are expected to clear by sunset both days, and it will be dry overnight.
The early outlook for next week looks similarly mixed.
While there will be isolated showers and light to moderate winds, forecasters predict we'll be basking in plenty of sunshine as temperatures reach the low twenties for a warm, dry start to June.