Weekend temperatures are set to reach 27C degrees across the country, as Met Éireann said today has been the hottest day of the year so far.
Mount Dillon in Roscommon reached 27.1C, the forecaster said, beating the previous high of the year of 25.6C in Dublin's Phoenix Park on 13 June.
Met Éireann said high pressure will result in dry, very warm and mostly sunny weather for the weekend and into the start of next week.
Saturday will be very warm and humid with temperatures of between 23C and 27C expected, possibly rising to 28C, according to the forecaster.
On Sunday, there will be sunny spells for most of the country and it will be very warm with highs of 23C to 27C once again.
However, the southeast of the country may experience some light isolated showers from Sunday afternoon.
A dry, warm & mostly sunny weekend ahead thanks to high pressure ???????— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 16, 2021
Temperatures in the mid to high 20's, possibly reaching 28°C on Saturday, with warm humid nights too.
It looks like this warm spell will stick around into at least the middle of next week. pic.twitter.com/GSXDDL2y99
Into next week, the dry and sunny conditions are forecast to continue, with temperatures on Monday and Tuesday between 22C and 26C degrees.
Met Éireann has said that while there is "uncertainty in the forecast from midweek" the suggestion is that it will stay warm, dry and sunny on Wednesday.
A change to showery conditions could be possible from Thursday.
#Summer sunshine staying with us beyond the weekend?! So Audrey tells us????Enjoy every moment! Pic credit??: Rose Cogan #KeemBay #Achillisland #Mayo #summerphotography. And keep your sunny snaps coming in by email or on our social media channels using #rteweather. pic.twitter.com/bFdxLU7UDU— RTE Weather (@WeatherRTE) July 16, 2021