Irish Weather Forecast: Ireland to bask in sun as temperatures soar to 25C this weekend

It looks like summer sun is here for another while with temperatures predicted to reach a very pleasant 25 degrees Celsius in Ireland this weekend.

Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, has forecast clear skies and sunny spells with climbing temperatures from Thursday through to Sunday.

But in true Irish style, some parts of the country will have to endure a sprinkle of rain before the clouds clear.

Last of the drizzle

Thursday will bring the last of the wet weather this week with scattered showers of drizzly rain covering counties in the west and north of the country.

Southwest winds will become moderate, making the air feel fresh and cool in parts.

Temperatures, however, will gradually climb throughout the day before reaching afternoon highs of 22C in the midlands.

Ulster will remain showery for most of the day but reach a comfortable 18C in Belfast.

Any rain will clear overnight along the west and northwest coastline, bringing a dry start to Friday.

Temperatures will stay mild with average lows of 14C throughout the night.

Sunny spells

The working week will end with lots of clear skies and summer sun.

Temperatures will continue to climb with highs of 23C reached in the capital and a light breeze for a perfect summer afternoon in the city.

Southerly winds will keep Munster counties slightly cooler and the Atlantic coastline fresh.

Scattered showers may threaten the southeast but all in all, it will stay dry in most parts of Ireland.

Ulster will also get plenty of summer sun and warm temperatures averaging 22C in the afternoon.

Moderate winds may pick up on Friday night with a risk of mist or low fog forming before dawn.

Light drizzle may sprinkle the west coast but the rest of the country will remain dry and relatively warm with temperatures dropping no lower than 11C.

Hotting up!

Temperatures will continue to rise on Saturday bringing a gloriously sunny day to most of Ireland.

The rain will clear in the west before temperatures rise to 23C in the afternoon.

Light southeasterly winds and sunny spells will make perfect summer beach weather along the Atlantic coast.

Counties in the northeast will enjoy similar conditions with highs of 22C along the east coast.

A risk of light drizzle will threaten the afternoon but conditions will remain generally dry for the most part.

Sunny Sunday

A similar picture is forecast for Sunday with even more summer sun and clear blue skies.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in Dublin and only slightly lower along the west coast.

A warm front is set to sweep Ireland from the Atlantic keeping conditions pleasantly dry and sunny all day.

Light breezes will remain variable throughout the afternoon while the coolest temperatures of 22C will be felt in the most southern parts of Munster.

The sunny southeast will live up to its name with clear skies making perfect summer beach conditions.

Sunday night will remain dry throughout and feel a warm 14C in the east and the Midlands while dropping to a cooler 11C in the west.