Fancy one last barbecue before winter?
Met Éireann forecasters are confident that temperatures will hit up to 23C in Cork this weekend, with the unseasonably balmy conditions set to continue into Monday.
Whether you’re hitting the beach or the back garden, it’s looking like it will be dry and warm enough to sit out and soak up some October rays once the rain clears to the north by Friday afternoon and spells of hazy sunshine develop.
Friday night will be dry with clear spells, though a few mist and fog patches will set in and it will be quite mild with lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.
Here’s what we can expect for the coming days:
Saturday: A dry and warm day with hazy sunny spells. Humid with highest temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees, slightly cooler near southern coasts, in light to moderate southerly winds.
Sunday: “Warm and generally dry with a good deal of cloud, though hazy sunshine will develop at times.” Highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees in light southwest winds.
Monday: “Another generally dry and warm day, though cloudy for most with just a few sunny spells.” Highest temperatures of 17 degrees in the north to 23 degrees in the south in light to moderate southwesterly winds.
Tuesday: After a dry start, outbreaks of rain will gradually spread across the country from the northwest and temperatures will start to fall back slightly with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.
Met Éireann says we can expect it to start feeling fresher from Wednesday onwards as daytime temperatures drop back to the mid to low teens.
“More unsettled also with showers and outbreaks of rain at times,” they added.