Typical Ireland offers a 'mixed bag' of weather for the week ahead
In typical manner of the Irish weather, next week is expected to bring a mixed bag of sunny spells, cloud and rain.
Temperatures will peak between 16 and 21 degrees today, cloud amount will increase this afternoon, according to Met Éireann's Liz Walsh.
"It's a dry and bright start with plenty of sunshine to offer," she told RTE's Radio One, "but there will be a lot of cloud for the Atlantic coastal counties and this will increase elsewhere this afternoon, although the sunny south-east will hold on to some sunny breaks."
Tomorrow will be a rather cloudier day, with persistent rain beginning in parts of Connacht and West Munster in the afternoon before spreading elsewhere in the evening.
Temperatures are not expected to exceed 17 degrees in the most of the country, although parts of the south coast could see thermometers hit the 20 degree mark.
And next week appears to be as much of a mixed bag.
"There will be some heavy rain in parts of Connacht and Ulster on Monday," Ms Walsh continued.
"The rain will continue on Tuesday, but it will become lighter and patchier. Temperatures will be in the mid to high teens.
"Wednesday and Thursday will see temperatures in the low twenties with spells of sunshine and showers on the cards.
"It will be a little cooler and fresher next weekend."
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