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Sunny weather on the way. Photo: Collins

Sunny weather on the way. Photo: Collins

Sunny weather on the way. Photo: Collins

Take advantage of the good weather while it lasts because it’s all going to go downhill over the weekend.

Met Eireann is promising sunshine and high temperatures for the next few days, but just as the weekend comes so too will a change in the weather.

After a dull start today a clearance of cloud from the west will bring more sunshine in light breezes.

And the forecast is for more sun tomorrow and Friday, when we might even experience 20 degrees in places with just the odd risk of an isolated shower or two.

And we can enjoy some fine warm sunny weather over the next couple of days with rising temperatures, more sunshine, and light winds,” said Met Eireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly.

But with the abundant sunshine and high temperatures hay 
fever sufferers can expect a rise in pollen counts too.

“But there is a front hanging around the west coast that will creep in and eventually make things more unsettled as the week goes on,” Ms Donnelly added.

Friday night, will see the first of the drizzle and light rain move into north-western areas later in the day and move further into parts of Connacht and Ulster.

And while Saturday will remain dry for much of Leinster and Munster, with highs of 16 to 19 degrees, the rain will start to intensify and spread eastwards over the country, where temperatures will fall back to between 12 and 17 degrees.

Clouds and heavy rain then looks likely to become widespread on Saturday, and will mark the start of unsettled weather for the rest of the weekend and into the start of next week.