The sun has got his hat on for mid-term with dry, fine weather
THE outlook is bright for the coming days with Dublin set to bask in sunny and dry weather.
Most of the country is enjoying a settled start to the week, with temperatures in the east up to 15c.
And the Met Office is promising more of the same tomorrow and Wednesday -- but make the most of it before the skies close in again on Thursday.
While temperatures remain lower in coastal Atlantic zones, it should generally remain largely dry apart from a few light showers, according to forecaster David Rogers.
Today will be dry throughout the country, with the best of the sunshine in the east, he said.
The sunshine will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, with "fair weather everywhere, particularly in the east."
However, there will be a "noticeable change" on Thursday with outbreaks of rain.
"Temperatures will be around normal for this time of year and tomorrow Dublin is looking to hit 15c. Wednesday is shaping up to be the same.
"The west of the country will have rain on Wednesday and for a time on Thursday -- but it will be pretty insignificant."
The timing of the good weather couldn't be better, with schools on a two week break for the Easter holiday.
The early summer sunshine has also drawn huge crowds to a host of events taking place around the country.
Among the top Dublin attractions is the Viking Big Dig and Viking House, marking the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.