Sunshine on the way after a blustery, showery weekend
A week of sunshine is on the horizon at last - once we get through another blustery and cool weekend.
After a mixed bag of sunshine, clouds and blustery showers across the country yesterday, it should be a brighter day today, according to weather forecasters. It will be nothing like the heatwave being predicted for parts of Britain, where some forecasters have tipped today to be the hottest of the year so far.
But Met Éireann has said that Ireland should experience "an improvement" in conditions tomorrow before a bout of high pressure will take a hold of the country next week, which will see temperatures climb as high as 17C.
"It is going to be cool and blustery today, there will be some showers and rain for a while in the late morning and early afternoon," Deirdre Lowe, meteorologist with Met Éireann, said.
"After that it should clear up and brighten up a bit, but it will be cooler than average.
"On Sunday there will be an improvement, maybe just the odd isolated shower, a mix of cloud and some sunshine. The winds will ease so it will feel a little milder, though still a little cool for the time of year."
And it looks like the sunny south east will get the best of the lot, as forecasters have predicted that the mercury will "possibly rise to 17C there".
"Over the weekend temperatures will be 13C to 16C. But for the west coast and north of the country it will only be about 12C," Ms Lowe said.
However, come the middle of next week we will eventually begin to experience "normal" June temperatures.