Don't panic sunseekers - the best weather has yet to come
Published 04/06/2016 | 17:32
Keep some of those burgers aside for barbequing next week as the hottest temperatures have yet to come.
Those doing State exams won't be impressed but Wednesday is set to be the warmest day of the summer so far, Met Eireann have confirmed.
And, while some thunderstorms will appear over the next week, the sunshine will continue.
The hot bank holiday weather won’t disappoint either as temperatures are expected to reach between 20 to 25 degrees on Sunday.
Monday will begin cloudy with showers throughout the day, but there will be spells of sunshine.
And every cloud has a silver lining as, after a few showers, Tuesday will be dry and warm again.
On Wednesday, temperatures will reach their peak, with most of the country expected to reach temperatures well into the mid-twenties.
However, Met Eireann forecaster Gerry Murphy has told Independent.ie that while the weather this week has been "very pleasant", it is not a heatwave.
"Strictly speaking it's not a heatwave. What we need for a heatwave is five consecutive days at 25 degrees or over but having said that it is still lovely pleasant weather," he said.
He added: "It stays warm on Monday, but maybe not quite as warm. There will be showers and more on Monday when they will be heavier. On Tuesday there will be sowers as well but still warm."
Further rain will be pushing in towards the end of next week but, as is the tradition, the conditions will be good as students begin to sit their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams.