Met Éireann has given a glimmer of hope of a late summer blast of warm weather with temps possibly reaching the mid-20s next week.
Weather has been mixed in recent days with some sunny spells broken up by bouts of rain and heavy showers at times but good weather could be on the cards again.
Although forecasters have said there is "uncertainty" over the outlook beyond the next few days, they predict "high pressure dominating for much of next week."
It will be "largely dry with good sunny spells and mostly light breezes," according to the latest forecast.
Saturday will be mainly dry and sunny. A little cloudier over Connacht and West Ulster for a time with a little rain there. This will break up with sunny spells developing there. Highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees in light variable breezes.
Saturday night will be dry with "clear weather for most of the country."
However, Met Éireann says "cloud will build overnight from the west with a little patchy light rain or drizzle there by morning. Some mist and localised fog patches will develop in light easterly or variable breezes. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees."
"Sunday will be mainly dry and sunny. In the afternoon there will be showers through Munster and the south Midlands, which may turn heavy. Highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees with a light, occasionally moderate easterly breeze," the forecast continues.
Looking to Monday, they say "good sunny spells and a lot of dry weather are expected with just well scattered showers, though with the continued chance of a few heavy bursts. Highest temperatures of 18 degrees in parts of the east and northeast to 22 or 23 degrees in the west. Easterly winds will be light to moderate.
"Another mostly dry and clear night. Temperatures not falling below 10 to 14 degrees in a light easterly breeze.
"Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be largely dry with sunny spells and just a few showers. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees, coolest along eastern coasts due to light to moderate onshore winds.
Beyond next week, they say: "There is more uncertainty further out but indications are that it will turn more unsettled with temperatures falling back to the mid to high teens."
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