IT'S going to be the hottest day of the year today in Ireland with the mercury set to rise as high as 18C in places.
According to Met Eireann, you'll be able to feel the heat best in Leinster and Munster, with peaks of between 15C and 18C.
Connacht and Ulster will see maximum temperatures of around 14C, 15C and 16C, but it's fair to say the first signs of summer are starting to arrive.
Conditions will remain fairly dry throughout the day before turning damp later on.
According to the forecast, following a slightly grey morning, bright spells will start to appear nationwide from the south and southeast of the country, bringing decent sunshine in the afternoon.
Western and northwestern regions can expect fairly cloudy conditions, as well as isolated patches of drizzle, but may experience some sunny spots later in the day.
As the evening approaches, cloud will thicken over the northwest with light rainfall expected, while tonight the country is set for consistent drizzle, staring in the north and slowly moving south.
As for Wednesday, cloudy patches are expected throughout the day, and peak temperatures are only expected to reach around 9C to 13C.