The sunshine is well and truly gone - but it's not all bad news for the weekend ahead
The unexpected sunshine is well and truly gone, as forecasters promise an "unsettled weekend" ahead.
High rainfall is also expected over the next few days, bringing a risk of flooding in localised areas.
The forecast is a major contrast with the past few days of sun the country has enjoyed, as it will be mostly cloudy over the next couple of days with outbreaks of rain.
However, the heat will remain as temperatures are set to hit 15 to 18 degrees.
"It will stay unsettled over the weekend," a Met Éireann forecaster told Independent.ie.
"We’re expecting further showery outbreaks of rain with an overnight temperature of 6 to 10 degrees.
Saturday will be dry with a mix of clouds and light clear spells, but showers will affect coastal counties in the south and west.
"Sunday will be fresher with a mix of sunshine and showers," the forecaster continued, "with top temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees."
Sunday night is expected to be wet and windy with rain spreading nationwide. .
And the rain will continue into next week with a risk of heavy rain on Monday.
However, the day will slowly become lighter and brighter as the day goes on with top temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.