Ireland is due warm weather this weekend with temperatures set to tip 20 degrees on Sunday amid widespread sunny spells.

Despite a cloudy start for many this morning any lingering showers will die out in the afternoon and sunny spells will develop with highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees.

Tomorrow morning will be mostly cloudy, however sunny intervals will develop in the afternoon with high temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light winds, turning into a nice day Met Éireann meteorologist Deirdre Lowe told RTÉ.

Sunday will see the best of the weekend weather with long spells of warm sunshine expected with just the small chance of a few showers developing in the west in the afternoon.

Temperatures are set to reach highs of 17 to 20 degrees, though coastal areas will be a little cooler as sea breezes develop.

Ms Lowe told RTÉ that the "high teens or 20 degrees are good temperatures for May."

"It would be a bit higher than average, certainly compared to the last few days when it's actually been a bit cool," Ms Lowe said.

"It’s an improving picture through today, it’s a good weekend."

Tomorrow the warmest temperatures will be inland parts of Leinster and the wider Midlands.

"On Sunday it’s a mix of cloud and sunny spells, it’s not going to be wall-to-wall sunshine. Temperatures could get up to 19 or 20 degrees in parts of the Midlands and West," Ms Lowe added.

"Even on the east it’s still going to be 16-17 degrees, just a bit of an easterly breeze setting in on Sunday.

"But it’s going to be a really nice day, not completely dry and sunny, maybe one or two showers around and the risk of some showery rain during the evening, but it could hold off 'til after dark in the south."

The weather is set to become more unsettled next week.