It’s a balmy bank holiday in Cork.
And according to Met Éireann, there’s plenty more good weather headed our way before we see a drop of rain again.
Forecasters are predicting that Munster will bask in glorious summer sunshine and temperatures of up to 24C for most of the week, right up until the weekend.
As meteorologists Rebecca Cantwell and Evelyn Cusack explain, we have the Azores anticyclone (high-pressure system) to thank for this; it’s shifted from its normal position around the Azores up to the north of Ireland, blocking out the rain belts in the Atlantic.
For now at least.
Bank holiday Monday will continue dry and sunny, although a little more cloudy in the evening, and highest temperatures will range between 21C to 24C.
“High pressure will continue to dominate our weather through the middle of the week, maintaining generally dry and settled conditions.” said a forecaster.
Tuesday and Wednesday are looking dry and sunny but by Thursday, outbreaks of rain will start pushing into Munster later in the evening.
“Considerable uncertainty remains for the further outlook. Early indications are that the high pressure will start to wane as we approach the weekend, bringing more unsettled conditions with an increased chance of rain.” added the forecaster.
Better get out and enjoy it while you can.