Sun will have its hat on over bank holiday weekend
Mother Nature is to smile on festival goers and sports fans as sunshine and warm temperatures return this weekend.
Met Eireann said that while the bank holiday weekend - the busiest tourist period of the season - will get off to a cloudy and damp start, this afternoon and tomorrow will largely be marked by spells of good sunshine and temperatures could soar as high as 25C.
Today and tomorrow will see the best weather with Munster and Leinster set for sunshine and warm temperatures.
South Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow will have the finest weather with temperatures of 25C or higher tomorrow afternoon.
Connacht and Ulster will see sunny spells mixed with cloud and drizzle, particularly along the coast.
Monday will see a greater risk of cloudy conditions and showers, though Leinster should still enjoy sunshine and temperatures of around 22-23C.
This weekend is traditionally the busiest of the year for sport and music fans as well as tourists.
More than 40,000 will flock to the All-Ireland hurling semi-final replay in Thurles between Clare and Galway and, also tomorrow, Dublin football fans will be expecting a scorcher as Jim Gavin's men take on Roscommon at Croke Park.
However, Liverpool fans attending the Aviva Stadium tonight to see their clash against Napoli will get the best weather.
Gardai warned motorists checkpoints will be mounted over the bank holiday weekend and urged drivers to slow down and allow extra time for journeys.