THE SUMMER isn't over just yet, it seems.
After a washout June, grey July and wintry August, Ireland is getting a chance to bid a final farewell to what was, by all accounts, a dull summer.
For the next seven days, much of the country is to bake in weather ranging from the high teens to the mid-twenties, with the midlands and east of the country getting some of the best weather.
Everyone will remember the unseasonably warm and sunny weather the country got in April and May-- when the lockdown restrictions were at their tightest and people couldn't get outside to enjoy it-- and this week's mini-heatwave comes following today's announcement that restrictions would be tightened again in Dublin.
Today, many counties are experiencing temperatures in between 18-25 degrees, and despite the potential for some scattered showers tomorrow, most of the country will bask in temperatures up to 23 degrees.
Thursday and Friday will bring more warm and sunny days, with temperatures up to 21 degrees, but Munster and Connacht could experience some rainshowers on Thursday, and the west and northwest on Friday, Met Eireann reports.
Fresh breezes will lower the temperature slightly on Saturday, dropping to heights of 19 degrees, but there will be plenty of sunny spells, particularly in the far south and parts of Ulster.
And Sunday and Monday are also expected to stay settled, dry and sunny as September nears its end, before becoming more unsettled later in the week.
So get out the suncream and deckchairs-- let's make the most of it!