IRELAND is set to be hotter than Barcelona as mercury will rise to 17C today.
Met Eireann have said we’re in for long spells of sunshine today with just a chance of a few light showers.
Saturdays will start generally dry and bright and showers will be mainly isolated to the southern half of the country.
Temperatures will range between 13C to 17C with coolest temperatures seen along eastern coasts.
Met Eireann said: “Generally dry and bright today with long spells of sunshine and just the chance of a few light showers, mainly in the south.
“Highest temperatures ranging from 13 to 17 degrees, coolest along eastern coasts in a moderate to fresh northeast breeze.”
Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells with the chance of showers continuing in the south.
Temperatures will drop to lows of 3C in moderate northeast winds.
The forecaster said: “Mostly dry overnight with clear spells and just a few showers in southern counties.
“Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees in moderate northeast winds.”
Sunday is set to be mostly dry yet again with long spells of sunshine and a chance of stray showers.
Temperatures will hit highs of 17C yet again but it will be cooler along the Irish Sea coastal areas.
Met Eireann continued: “It looks set to be another predominantly dry day on Sunday with lengthy spells of spring sunshine and just the chance of a few stray showers.
“Top temperatures generally ranging 14 to 17 degrees but a little cooler along Irish Sea coasts in a moderate northeast breeze.”
Tomorrow night will stay mainly dry with long clear spells and patches of cloud.
Mercury will drop to lows of 3C yet again with light east to northeast breezes.
The forecaster added: “Staying largely dry overnight with long clear spells and just patchy cloud.
“Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees overnight with mostly light east to northeast breezes.”
The week will start on Monday with another mainly dry day with sunny spells and a slight chance of light showers breaking out.
Temperatures will hit highs of 15C and will be coolest along the eastern coasts.
Met Eireann said: “It is expected to be another mainly dry day on Monday with sunny spells and variable cloud.
“There is just the small chance of a few light showers breaking out.
“Maximum temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, coolest along eastern coasts with light to moderate east to northeast winds.”
Monday night will be cool with clear skies and light easterly breezes.
Mercury will dip to lows of 1C but will generally be less cold at the coast.
The forecaster said: “A cold night on Monday night with mostly clear skies and light easterly breezes.
“Minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees generally but a little less cold at the coast.”
The forecaster said the national outlook for next week is “little change is expected during the new week as high pressure remains positioned close to Ireland bringing mostly dry and settled weather.
And Tuesday is expected to another mostly dry day with sunny spells but a few showers are predicted during the day.
Mercury will reach 15C highs in moderate easterly breezes.
Met Eireann said: “On Tuesday, another largely dry and bright day is forecast with sunny spells. However, a few showers are expected to break out during the day.
“Maximum temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in a light or moderate easterly breeze”
Showers are predicted to die out on Tuesday evening leaving way for a dry night with long clear spells.
And Temperatures on Tuesday night are predicted to drop to lows of 1C.
The forecaster said: “Any showers will die out on Tuesday evening to leave it dry overnight with long clear spells.
“Minimum temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees in light east or variable breezes.”