Mercury to hit 23 today in humid conditions
Warm and mainly dry over the weekend and early next week.
Mild, humid and breezy today with a fair amount of cloud and some patches of rain or drizzle, especially in the south and west. Some sunny breaks also, the best of these in the east and northeast. Highest temperatures of 17 to 23, coolest in the south and west and warmest in the north Leinster and east Ulster with fresh southwest breezes.
Tonight will be mild and mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading eastwards. Some mist and fog also. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees with moderate south to southwest breezes.
Friday will start off mostly cloudy and damp with some patchy drizzle and mist. It will become mainly dry during the day and will brighten up with sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees, warmest in the east with moderate to fresh westerly breezes.
Friday night will be mainly dry with a fair amount of cloud and some clear intervals. A little patchy drizzle will develop along with some mist or fog patches. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.
Saturday will be dry in most areas with some good sunny spells in Leinster and Munster, it will be cloudier in Ulster and Connacht with a little drizzle in Ulster for a time. Highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees warmest in Muster and Leinster with light breezes. Saturday night will be mainly dry. Some drizzle will develop in the west overnight. Lowest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.
Sunday will be warm and dry in Leinster, Munster and east Ulster with good sunny spells and with highest temperatures here of 21 to 25 degrees. It will be cooler and cloudier in Connacht and west Ulster with some patchy rain or drizzle in coastal counties. Highest temperatures here of 17 to 19 degrees with light to moderate southwest to west breezes. Sunday night will be mild with some patchy rain and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.
Monday will be largely dry with sunny spells. It won't be as warm and will be fresher with highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees and light northwest breezes.
Tuesday will be warm and mainly dry with the best of the sunshine over the eastern half of the country. It will be cloudier further west with perhaps some drizzle on the west coast. Highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees, warmest in the midlands with moderate southerly breezes.
Wednesday and Thursday look like being a bit cooler with a fair amount of dry weather and some rain or showers and with temperatures in the mid to high teens.