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Dig out the shorts and t-shirts, it’s going to be a scorcher of a weekend!

GET those T-shirts and shorts from the back of the wardrobe ... the sun is back and ready to shine.

After the recent spate of cold weather and the record Spring washout, a spell of warm weather is to last until after the weekend.

Temperatures are set to stretch up to 23C today and the outlook is bright all the way to Monday.

Patches of fog and drizzle will clear over the coming days and warm sunny weather is in store, according to Met Eireann.

Friday promises to be the warmest day countrywide in this spell with temperatures generally in the low to mid-twenties and the dry sunny weather will continue for the weekend with temperatures in the 17-22C range.

The only cloud on the horizon is the small risk of one or two thundery showers breaking out, especially in the south. There is also the risk of some sea fog on the east and south coast.

And Monday too will be generally dry, warm and sunny with just the small chance of a thundery shower breaking out.