The hottest day so far this year is expected to occur over this coming weekend, according to Met Éireann.
The Irish National Meteorological Service said good weather is on the way for this weekend and will remain for much of next week.
Temperatures are expected to reach up to 27C degrees, while yesterday was the hottest day so far this year with 25.1C recorded in Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon.
Met Éireann forecast this afternoon and evening will be dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine. Highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees with light west to northwest breezes.
Saturday morning will be mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and mist in places. The afternoon and evening will be brighter with spells of warm sunshine developing. Highest temperatures of 19 to 21 degrees, with light north to northwest breezes.
The forecaster also warned the UV Index will be high in sunshine.