Warm, dry weather is forecast this week in what could be this summer's last blast.
It follows weeks of weather warnings for rain and thunder.
Temperature forecast for next 4 days. If heading for a few beach days then note it will be little cooler on East and South coasts at times due to Easterly breeze. pic.twitter.com/EasF1t6tYD
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) August 23, 2021
Some forecasters are predicting the mercury to reach as high as 25 degrees in spots - however Met Eireann is being more conservative saying it will go above 20.
The warmest conditions are expected to be on Wednesday and Thursday.
While, the west and south is to see the best of the conditions.
This spell is unlikely to get heatwave classification as temperatures would have to remain high for five consecutive days.
Solar UV Index
UV levels will be moderate to high today Monday.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 23, 2021
Met Eireann's Evelyn Cusack said this week's weather will come as a boost to children returning to school.
Traditionally, the last week of the school summer holidays, people will be keen to ensure what may be the last of the summer sunshine.
However, there are warnings about water safety - always swim where there's a lifeguard - and remember to slap on the suncream.