Don’t put away the barbecue just yet.
As October begins, Met Éireann is predicting some unusually warm temperatures in Cork, possibly even hitting the low twenties by the weekend.
It will be dry for much of Munster today, Monday with isolated showers and spells of hazy sunshine breaking through.
“Patchy rain, drizzle and low cloud will affect coastal parts of Cork and Waterford for a time, before clearing east this afternoon.” said a Met Éireann forecaster.
“Scattered showers developing in the west this evening could merge to a spell of rain for a time. Highest temperatures will range from 14 to 16.
Heavy showers are likely after dark but temperatures will remain between eight and 11C, while Tuesday will bring sunny spells and scattered showers with top temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.
Temperatures will rise steadily during the week despite some rain and drizzle on Wednesday and Thursday, with an unseasonably balmy weekend in store.
“Temperatures around average for the start of October through to Thursday but becoming rather mild for the time of year towards the end of the week.” said a forecaster.
“Current indications for Saturday suggest a rather warm day with maximum temperatures in the high teens or low 20s.”
Enjoy it while it lasts, apparently, we’ll be “transitioning to cooler conditions on Sunday with rain tracking eastwards over the country followed by showers.”