Parts of the country are set to bask in hot weather over the weekend with temperatures in the east of the country due to hit 25C tomorrow. 

Most of the country will enjoy the warm spell, although temperatures may vary slightly depending on the region.

The west will be warm, with temperatures reaching 20C in the warmest time of the day. It will however be cloudier, with the possibility of patchy rain.

Munster will also experience a mix of sunshine and patchy rain but it will remain very warm, with the highest temperature in the day reaching 22C.  

The start of this Bank Holiday weekend for Ulster will be cloudy, with some patches of rain but warm nonetheless, with temperatures ranging from 17 to 20C.

However, Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning over blight.

The forecaster said conditions will be "conducive to the spread of potato blight" over the next few days.

Meanwhile, temperatures in Britain may exceed records this weekend.

Parts of England will be very hot and temperatures may reach 33C by Monday - which would set a new record for the late bank holiday weekend.

The highest record temperature in the UK for the late August bank holiday weekend is 31.5C at Heathrow Airport in 2001.