Kilkenny will enjoy early summer sunshine today, with temperatures reaching up to 20 degrees.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said early mist and fog would lift this morning to reveal “a very dry day”.
Kilkenny and the east will have the best conditions, with long periods of sunshine and temperatures reaching between 16 and 20 degrees.
But unfortunately the warm sunny weather is not expected to last long.
The national forecaster warned that “persistent rains” will develop in Atlantic coastal counties overnight, and rain will spread across the country tomorrow, becoming heavy at times.
Met Éireann said Tuesday will be “a windy day with frequent showers mixed with sunny spells”.
He added: “Longer spells of rain are likely in the west and north. The best dry periods will be in the southeast. Cool to strong and gusty southwesterly winds, possibly very strong for some time on the Atlantic coasts. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees. Showers will persist overnight, most frequent or prolonged in the northwest with clear periods elsewhere.
Better dry spells were reported for Wednesday, with more scattered showers mixed with sunny spells and highs of 13-16 degrees.
And Met Éireann warned that the new outlook is for more volatile conditions towards the second half of the week.
The forecaster said: ‘Remains generally choppy with spells of wet and windy weather coming in from the Atlantic. Early signs show it could calm down again for the weekend.