Attention festival-goers: Met Eireann says the sun will be shining this weekend

Jumping for joy
Jumping for joy

Music to the ears of festival-goers has rarely been so sweet - and we have the weather gods (and Met Eireann, of course) to be thankful to.

The sun will shine down upon much of the country this weekend, with temperatures set to reach into the early 20s.

Today is the first day of the Longitude Festival, a three-day event taking place in the leafy suburb of Rathfarnham. Attracting a crowd of young revellers, the festival has on offer some of the best live acts you're likely to see around these days.

To top if off, Met Eireann has graced us with the weather report and things are looking good.

Today, there will be some sunny spells today but overall a good deal of cloud with patches of mist and drizzle, and later outbreaks of rain will affect some western and northern areas. Dublin will remain largely dry and bright, however, with temperatures in the high teen and early 20s. 

A blustery day with highest temperatures generally ranging 16 to 19 degrees but to 22 degrees in sunny areas (the capital). 
Tomorrow will be warm, humid and blustery. Rather cloudy and misty for most with patches of rain, drizzle and fog but some warm sunny spells in places too. Top temperatures 17 to 20 degrees in northern and western areas and 21 to 24 degrees elsewhere, including the east coast. 
Sunday will be mostly dry and bright with sunny spells in all areas, but some build up in cloud at times too. Top temperatures 17 to 21C., with some moderate westerly breezes. 
Next week will see a mixture of fresh but largely bright weather and scattered showers.