While the majority of people are staying at home during the current crisis, the good weather is showing no sign of letting up.
There will be some sunshine every day, and afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to high teens throughout the week according to the latest weather forecasts.
The rest of today will be mainly dry with sunshine and some patchy cloud. Temperatures this afternoon could reach 18 degrees, which would be hotter than Málaga in the south of Spain.
Tomorrow will also be mostly dry, with sunny spells. However, there will be a partial build-up of cloud during the afternoon with the chance of a few showers. Maximum temperatures will be between 14 and 17 degrees.
And the trend looks set to continue into Wednesday, which will be another mostly sunny day with the possibility of temperatures reaching 18 degrees again.
Unfortunately, the sunshine isn’t going to last forever – Met Eireann expects Thursday to be more cloudy. It will be a mostly dry day though with temperatures in the late teens, reaching 19 degrees in parts in the afternoon.
The weather chiefs say that Friday could see more rain in the West, and early indications are that there could be a transition to more unsettled conditions over the weekend which would bring outbreaks of rain.
With the arrival of better weather, the government has reminded people about the need to stay at home except for limited circumstances as the national lockdown continues through our current health crisis.
Yesterday Minister for health Simon Harris said that he was a little worried that complacency was setting in.
“We have made progress but we’re not yet where we need to be. We need to see a fall in new cases,” he said on social media.
“But please, let’s not slip up now – It’ll be worth it,” he added.