Summer is set to return with temperatures this Saturday to be hotter than the continent.
The hottest places will in the east and midlands of the country with highest temperatures on Saturday of 27C.
"Currently the temperature estimates are going up to 26C, 27C and the forecasts have been fairly consistent with that," said Jean Byrne of Met Éireann.
However, the hot weather is not expected to last.
"We’ve got windy weather with cloud and rain coming in along Atlantic coasts later on Saturday," she added.
“Sunday looks like being mostly dry practically everywhere but definitely not as warm with temperatures back down again to 17C to 20C with the East and South faring best.”