Ireland is set to enjoy yet more summer conditions today [Thursday] with temperatures to peak as high as 25 degrees Celsius in the north this afternoon.
Elsewhere will feel cooler but remain dry for the most part with scattered showers appearing in the west.
But the clear skies are not to last and according to Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, the Emerald Isle is approaching a rather unsettled weekend.
A humid start
Ireland will feel warm and humid today before fresh southeasterly winds cool the high temperatures.
The northwest will also experience humid conditions, highs of 24C and sunny spells.
A different outlook, however, will appear further south with Cork struggling to maintain 20C and a southeasterly wind picking up along the southern coastline.
The west will be slightly warmer at 23C but get scattered showers along the Atlantic way in the afternoon.
Light rain will continue in the west and south overnight while the rest of the country will remain dry with fresh southeasterly winds continuing to travel.
Conditions will remain humid in parts with temperatures dropping no lower than 13C and staying closer to 16C in most places.
Risk of showers
Friday is to start wet in the west and south of Ireland before clearing up in the afternoon.
The rest of the day will be mostly dry but temperatures will remain slightly lower with highs of 22C in the capital and a cooler 17C in southerly parts.
Fresh southwesterly winds will keep it cool along the western coastline but the rain is predicted to hold off for most of the afternoon.
Isolated showers are set to travel along the west coast throughout the night with temperatures plummeting as low as 10C in Munster.
By Saturday morning the cloud will clear with sunny spells mainly in the east and the midlands.
Temperatures will recover to between 18C and 22C while isolated showers will continue to lightly cover the west and intermittently across northern parts.
Saturday night will be largely dry with temperatures dropping as low as 10C in the Midlands.
A drop in temperature
By Sunday morning a few showers will start to travel east with a mix of cloud and sunshine elsewhere.
The driest conditions are predicted for the north with some cloud accompanying sunny spells and warm temperatures.
While southern temperatures will begin to recover as the rain clears for a time and clouds move in an easterly direction.
Sunday will end mostly dry in Ireland while temperatures will just about stay in double figures overnight.
Lows of 10C will now be in the west while the northeast and southeast will maintain a pleasant 13C until Monday.
Next week appears to start dry with pleasant highs of 17 – 20C and a variable breeze.
But Tuesday will bring a change in conditions with blustery winds and a risk of heavy showers travelling with northerly winds.