Summer to keep going with balmy weekend
Grab the last summer rays this weekend as the warm and balmy conditions continue.
Summer is not quite over with sunshine, light breezes and temperatures up to 22c expected in some areas tomorrow and Sunday.
But by Monday, September's normal conditions will return.
Met Eireann forecaster Jean Byrne says today's high pressure will continue into the weekend keeping the mercury up to 20C or even 21C.
She stresses, however, that while conditions will be warm they will not break any records and are unlikely to do so right into next month.
Drizzle in the south and southwest tomorrow morning will quickly clear to give a dry sunny day across the country with light easterly breezes.
Even Sunday and Monday will continue to be dry but with more cloud and a gradual return to the colder days to be expected at this time of year.
The east coast is likely to notice the drop in temperatures first as western counties continue to have milder weather right in to the middle of next week.
The balmy weekend will be welcomed by nudists from 30 associations across the world gathering in Drumshambo, Co Leitrim, for the 34th International Naturist Congress.
The event is being promoted by Failte Ireland and Lough Allen Spa Hotel is hosting the Congress with a spokesperson promising to "show them the best of Leitrim".