A dry weekend is in store for Galway with temperatures set to rise to 20° Celsius – but the more pleasant spring weather will be short-lived.
Long spells of warm sunshine are expected in Galway on Sunday, with temperatures rising to around 20° in the afternoon.
As for tomorrow, Friday, it will start cloudy, but sunny spells will develop across the West during the day.
Met Éireann say high temperatures will be 15 to 18 degrees with fresh southwest winds easing by evening.
Saturday will begin misty but low cloud will clear as the day goes on, making way for some brighter conditions in the afternoon and evening.
It will be another dry day, with maximum temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees. Long clear spells are forecast for Saturday night, with a few fog patches forming in light breezes.
But on Monday, rain in the southwest will extend quickly northwards over the country, turning heavy in places with some thundery downpours possible.
Early indications are that Tuesday will be another damp and humid day, with outbreaks of rain and gusty southerly winds. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees are expected.