Summer put on hold as rain 'expected for the foreseeable future'
Ireland’s first glimpse of summer has been put on hold as rain is expected for the “foreseeable future” in most areas of the country.
Heavy rainfall and generally "unsettled weather" are expected in the week ahead, though there will be clear spells throughout the weekend.
As the week progresses rain is expected to become heavier and more widespread, while southerly winds will pick up.
According to Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly, temperatures are not set to drop.
Speaking to RTE Radio One, Ms Donnelly said: "Sunday will see sunny spells and scattered showers, with temperatures 15-17 degrees and moderate to fresh southerly winds. Temperatures will be about that all through the week."
Temperatures are expected to drop to between 10 and 12 degrees during the night on Monday, when rain is also expected to ease for a few hours.
This will be a short-lived reprieve, however, as rain is set to continue throughout the week.
Ms Donnelly added: "There will be more spells of rain or showers at times through Wednesday and Thursday.
"Temperatures are around normal for the time of year and the further outlook to the weekend remains an unsettled picture."