Winter warmer: Mild weather set to last until Christmas Eve
It's safe to say nobody was expecting a white Christmas but it looks set to be almost balmy with temperatures on Sunday due to reach 12 degrees.
The current mild weather, with temperatures of 9-13 degrees, will stay with us in the run up to Christmas, according to Met Eireann.
While there will be some mist, fog and rain over the next four or five days rainfall amounts will be very low.
On Christmas Eve it will be somewhat windy with some rain and fog about at times.
According to the national forecaster there will be a few bright spells, but it will be generally cloudy and locally misty, with some drizzle at times.
It is set to be a windy day, with strong and gusty southwest winds.
The mercury is set to reach 12 degrees on Christmas Eve.
Wednesday has begun damp and misty in places and this will continue over Munster and Leinster throughout the day.
However, in the afternoon temperatures in the south of the country are expected to reach up to 13 degrees.
Last minute Christmas shopping is also set to be a relatively comfortable affair with little rain and above average temperatures expected also.
Thursday is set to be mild and misty, while Friday is expected to be mosty cloudy and misty but with dry periods and a chance of bright spells developing.
On Saturday it will be "breezy and mostly cloudy, with just a few bright spells and with patches of mist and drizzle still scattered about", according to the five-day forecast.