June bank holiday Irish weather: Met Eireann forecast hot and humid weekend - but it's not all good news
Friday is going to be wet and miserable before the weather clears up for a hot and humid June bank holiday weekend.
Thunderstorms, lightning strikes and flooding will hit the country later on Friday.
A nationwide Status Yellow rainfall warning is valid from 12pm until 10pm.
Met Eireann said: "Many of the showers will be heavy, with localised severe thunderstorm activity, spot flooding and lightning strikes."
Heavy rain will start to fall in the eastern counties, before reaching the rest of the country the afternoon.< p>Despite the dour rain in most parts of the country, some places will be lucky enough to stay mainly dry as highest temperatures are expected to range from 17C to 23C.
The rain will ease off overnight and many areas will dry off heading into Saturday.
It won't be as warm on Saturday but there'll be more spells of sunshine with most areas steering clear of rain.
Only some of the showers will be heavy, with the possibility of thundery showers in Northern counties.
Maximum temperatures are to range from 16C to 21C, with Leinster and Munster being the coolest areas.
Temperatures will rise once again heading into Sunday and Monday, finishing off the bank holiday weekend with a bang.
Sunday will be mainly dry and humid as temperatures are expected to linger in the low 20s.
The heat will go up a notch on Monday once again, with Met Eireann forecasting temperatures of mid 20s.
Met Eireann said: "A few scattered showers are likely, with a risk of a few heavy and thundery ones.
"Sunday will be warm and humid, with temperatures in the low 20s inland and possibly reaching the mid 20s in places on Monday and Tuesday.
"Coasts will be a little cooler due to sea breezes."Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play nowSource: Google News