Ireland is hotter than Madrid this weekend, as the laughter of children playing outdoors mixes with the sound of lawnmowers in many neighbourhoods.
However, while the weekend and the early part of next week remains dry and clear, unsettled weather is forecast to return on Wednesday.
Mother's Day will be 'pleasantly warm in many places by afternoon, with highs of 14 to 17 degrees Celsius but fresher with temperatures of about 11 or 12 degrees Celsius along the east and south coast due to a freshening onshore easterly wind'.
The dry settled weather continues into the start of next week with many places continuing to have good sunshine through Monday.
However, the change starts during Monday night with outbreaks of showery rain developing over Munster and gradually spread northwards.
Tuesday will be a rather cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of rain, but good dry periods too
For the remainder of the week, the weather will be very unsettled with Wednesday having outbreaks of rain, turning heavy in many western counties during the day and overnight.