It may not be the best August bank holiday in terms of weather but there could be a better forecast in sight.
As we head into August the weather is set to pick up on Tuesday with temperatures as high as 24 degrees before proper settled weather arrives towards next weekend.
Alan O'Reilly from Carlow weather says "The trends continue to look good for some fine weather from around the 5th with next weekend looking good"
The trends continue to look good for some fine weather from around the 5th with next weekend looking good😎 pic.twitter.com/JjU7UN74IC
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) July 29, 2022
In a tweet the previous day he said "Long way off so could change but remember when it comes to weather August is still summer"
According to the Irish Mirror, a Met Eireann forecaster said: "Current indications suggest that high pressure will slowly build from midweek onwards, leading to mostly dry and settled conditions.
"Rather dull with patchy rain and drizzle this morning. Becoming somewhat drier and brighter through the day as the rain eases and occasional sunny spells develop. A spell of rain will push into the southwest by evening.
"Some low cloud and mist will linger near Atlantic coasts also. Highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees, warmest in the southeast, in a light to moderate westerly breeze.
"Mostly dull to begin with lingering outbreaks of rain, heaviest in the south. Sunny spells will likely develop with just well scattered showers following by the afternoon.
"There is a chance however that more rain will develop over the southern half of the country during the day. Highest temperatures will range from 17 to 21 degrees, warmest in southern counties in light northwest or variable winds."