Get your brollies at the ready as humidity takes hold
TEMPERATURES are rising but that doesn't mean we are in for summer sunshine just yet.
It will be warm and humid but, in typical Irish summer fashion, there will still be clouds and rain.
Today promises persistent rain across the country that will eventually give way to clearer and fresher conditions but there will still be plenty of showers.
Tomorrow will be more of the same though early indications are that temperatures are on the rise again but without a lot of sunshine.
Met Eireann's David Rogers said: "Early next week there will be a renewal of pretty warm and humid weather.
"It's not going to be dry though, and typically we'll have an Atlantic influence in all areas. That's going to bring outbreaks of rain at regular intervals during the course of next week.
"The weather's going to be broken, there's going to be a lot of cloud around and all parts of the country will see rain and drizzle throughout the week."
Still, there's plenty going on this week to enjoy regardless of what the weather will bring.
The Clonmel Junction Festival continues with theatre, music, dance, comedy and street entertainment that will be worth braving a few showers.
Elsewhere, the Galway Film Fleadh will be showing films from around the globe as well as workshops, seminars, master classes – and the best thing is no umbrellas are necessary as most of the events are indoors.
Further north, the Buncrana Music, Arts & Culture Festival is a celebration of all the talent the Donegal town has to offer.