Sunshine and showers send mixed message for the capital
Dublin will savour the best of Ireland's weather this week - but only after a spell of heavy showers.
Met Eireann said that the sunshine and showers theme of Ireland's summer is now set to last well into next month.
However, the good news - especially for Galway Races fans - is that at least three days this week will feature mostly fine weather with spells of bright sunshine.
The best of the conditions will be reserved for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, though all three days will still carry the risk of an occasional shower.
Dublin is set for the best of the sunshine over those days.
Heavier showers are likely today and Saturday, with Met Eireann warning that rain spells on Saturday could prove both persistent and quite heavy in some areas.
Today will see the risk of thundery showers in the south.
Met Eireann forecaster Gerry Murphy said the mixed conditions are set to continue.
"The good news is there will be a fair amount of dry weather this week," he said.
"But there will be a risk of showers, with the greatest risk on Tuesday, which will be a cloudy day with spells of rain.
"The rain will gradually clear but, after a dull start, things will brighten up on Wednesday.
"Thursday and Friday will be mainly dry and temperatures will climb to around 22C."
Saturday is forecast to see showers, some of which will prove quite heavy, but there will be an improvement on Sunday.