Cheer up, the sun is set to make a brief return this weekend but keep the umbrella close
Better conditions are forecast for the weekend but the threat of rain is still present.
The last week of June was cool, wet and grey but it looks like we're heading into July with slightly improved conditions.
The weekend kicked off with rainfall but Met Eireann has predicted that it will dry out by Friday afternoon across the country with sunshine breaking through later.
Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees are expected but it will be quite cool tonight with temperatures dropping between 5 and 9 degrees.
Met Eireann said that Saturday will get off to a brighter start but rain is predicted to spread across the country from the west by early afternoon.
It will feel warmer than previous days with temperatures rising between 16 and 21 degrees.
Sunday should be the best day of the weekend with a mixture of cloud and sunny spells, mixed with scattered showers.
Met Eireann said it will be "largely dry with top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees, generally, but tipping 20 or 21 degrees in sunshine in parts of Munster and south Leinster".
It will be largely dry overnight with patches of rain developing in places and lowest temperatures between 10 and 14 are expected overnight.
Monday will be "misty and cloudy at times, with some patches of drizzle " but Met Eireann said the sun will break through in most places by the afternoon with highs between 20 and 21 expected.