The weather for the week is looking pretty good..

Bright: The weather on Tuesday is expected to be excellent
Bright: The weather on Tuesday is expected to be excellent

We've had some top-quality days of sunshine in the last week and, thankfully, it is to persist.

We love nothing more than hearing we're to have a prolonged period of blue skies and high temperatures. And we're not going to disappoint. 

By all accounts this week will be a bit of a blinder. 

Today will be cloudy in some places but it will become largely sunny in most places this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to linger in the mid-teens in most places, reaching approximately 16 degrees. 

Tomorrow is set to be a scorcher, with bright spells and high temperatures up and down the country. According to the reliable, temperatures on Tuesday are going to remain high in Limerick, Dublin, Cork and Galway. 

According to Met Eireann, Wednesday will continue to be "mostly sunny". 

"Wednesday will continue dry and mostly sunny with light to moderate, easterly winds; coasts exposed to the wind will be relatively cool but other areas will become quite warm by afternoon", forecasters said. 

Thursday: "It will remain dry and bright for most of Thursday, but outbreaks of rain reaching southern parts of the country in the evening will spread north overnight; winds will become moderate, southerly and it will be mild.

Friday: "Friday will remain mild, with rain soon giving way to showers and sunny intervals; winds will remain moderate southerly keeping it quite mild. Later on Friday night, a band of rain is likely to spread from the west."

More scattered showers are expected to persist at the weekend but temperatures will remain relatively high.