It seems nearly too good to be true, but we have some sensational, sun filled weather ahead of us to round out the work week and our weekend is looking even better! There is also a high pollen count forecast, making it a bad day for hay fever sufferers.
"The rest of the weekend we are looking at clear blue skies and temperatures will be peaking at 27 degrees Celsius".
On Easter Sunday, temperatures will start in the 50s and rise into the mid to upper 60s.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures develop, with a low of 58 degrees.
The Met Office says that temperatures could reach as high as 25C this weekend in a mini spring heatwave, which could make the country hotter than some holiday destinations like Morocco and Majorca.
Winds will be light and southerly or variable in direction. By midweek a slow moving storm system will spread showers and storms back across the area. Lows of 6 to 9 degrees.
Finally, Sunday looks like it will be dry in many areas, according to the national forecaster.
However it will remain warm and dry in many areas with hazy sunshine developing through the Munster and Leinster.
It's been a cloudy and cool day as rain showers have moved across our area from time to time. Highest temperatures expected to lie between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, highest in the midland and east in a moderate southerly breeze, freshening along the west coast later.
There is a possibility of a few showers late this evening.