Showers mean no 'Indian summer' this year
Summer is officially over but we can look forward to some sunshine in the coming days.
Forecasters say we are in for changeable weather this week, with plenty of sun and showers.
Today, the first Monday of the school year will start off dry and bright with prolonged sunny spells. However, scattered showers, mainly in the southwest, west and north, will become more widespread during the day.
Many of the downpours will turn heavy, with maximum temperatures of 15 to 18C.
Thundery showers will die out during the early part of the night, and apart from some light rain near northern coasts, the night will become dry with long clear spells. It will be cold and dry.
Temperatures will tumble to as low as 4C in some parts, with a light northwest breeze.
Tomorrow will be another dry and breezy day, with temperatures of between 13 and 16C, highest in counties Waterford, Wexford and Cork.
Despite the sunny spells, there will also be scattered showers plus a moderate northwest breeze.
Most areas will be dry with sunny spells on Wednesday, with the best of the sunshine during the morning hours, but somewhat cloudier skies likely later.
Highest temperatures will range from 12 to 16C, with a light to moderate northerly breeze.
Another mostly dry day is forecast for Thursday with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, but a few light showers are possible in Dublin, Louth and Meath.
Met Éireann says there won't be much change for the rest of the week, as the dry and settled conditions continue, with just the odd isolated shower.