DUBLIN, Ireland - The Met Eireann has predicted a mild weekend ahead, but warned that temperatures will plummet next week.
The weather body said that the weekend will steer clear of the very cold weather but it still won't be particularly warm.
Met also said that the country is set to experience a very cold week.
Friday is expected to be dry and cloudy in most areas, with highest temperatures ranging between 12 and 17 degrees.
Plenty of sunny spells are expected in Munster during the day before patchy rain moves southwards from Ulster in the evening.
A Met forecaster said, "Saturday will continue mainly dry and mostly cloudy. A few light showers will develop during the day. Highest temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees. Warmest in the south. Sunday will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. There'll be a few showers in places also. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees with light breezes."
It said that the day time temperatures will be slightly cooler than the average temperatures in the final week of April.
For Monday night, the Met is forecasting that the “temperatures will begin to drop considerably overnight even reaching freezing at times.”
The forecaster added, "The nights of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be cold with temperatures falling to around zero degrees and with frost developing in many areas. Monday will be noticeably cooler day with moderate to fresh northwest breezes and highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees. There'll be sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will become wintry on Monday night. Tuesday will be a cold day with sunshine and scattered showers, a few of them heavy. Some will be wintry, especially on high ground. It will continue quite cold with moderate to fresh north to northwest winds and highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees. Wednesday will be mainly dry with sunny spells. There'll be a few scattered showers during the day. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees."