DIG out your sun glasses, suntan lotion, shorts and dust off the barbecue for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend!
It is a bitterly cold Monday in Limerick. There is even a status yellow rainfall warning in place until 6pm. However, things are hotting up with mercury rising to 20 degrees later in the week.
According to Met Eireann, temperatures will rise throughout the week. On Holy Thursday it will become warmer with sunny spells and light winds - highs of 13 to 18 degrees. On Good Friday afternoon it will be dry and sunny with highs of 16 to 20 degrees, highest in the west.
It will continue to be mild on Saturday but the highest temperatures will shift to the east as cloud increases in the west. There is still uncertainty regarding Sunday but indications are that cloud will increase further in western counties bringing a risk of rain. Highs of 14 to 20 degrees, coolest in the west in moderate to fresh southwest winds.