Met Éireann weather forecast for the weekend is for big change to unsettled wet, windy and cold weather.
Met Éireann meteorologist Gerry Murphy warned of blustery wet weather from Saturday with a cold easterly weather front set dominate push temperatures down.
In his forecast issued after the RTÉ News, he said mild weather with temperatures in double figures will prevail through Friday.
"Over the weekend we will come more under the influence of this colder air pushing in from the north of Europe," he said.
This will meet wet and blustery weather from the Atlantic on Saturday in the west at first.
"As the day goes on we will see blustery conditions pushing in from the west along with rain and that will move its way across," he said.
The forecaster said the whole country would be very much under the influence of the colder air by Sunday with temperatures well back into single figures. MORE BELOW TWEET.
Still generally dry tomorrow for the bulk of the country but with a few light showers or patchy rain locally in western counties. Generally cloudy but a few sunnier breaks in the east. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius in moderate southeasterly winds.
General: Turning windy and cold over the weekend. Some heavy rain developing too over southern and western parts of the country.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy in the southwest and west and with the chance of patchy rain in west Munster. Largely dry elsewhere with long clear spells and just patchy cloud. Minimum temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees in moderate to fresh southeasterly winds.
Saturday: Windy with fresh to strong and gusty southeast winds. Mostly in Munster and Connacht, with rain developing in Atlantic coastal areas and extending in over much of Connacht and west Munster in the evening. However, elsewhere across the country it is expected to remain dry. Some hazy sunshine early on in eastern and northern areas, but clouding over later. Top temperatures of 9 to 12 C. On Saturday night, rain will affect Connacht, Munster, heavy much of the time and some will affect some central areas also, but still largely dry elsewhere. Lows of 3 to 7 C., in brisk southeasterly winds.
Sunday: Rain will affect parts of the south and west at times on Sunday, but it looks set to hold dry in most other areas, but with mostly cloudy skies. A cold day with top temperatures of just 6 to 9 C., in a brisk southeast wind, so feeling colder. Cold and breezy overnight, with outbreaks of rain in the south and west. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 C.
Monday and Tuesday: Latest indications suggest the early days of next week will be cold and showery with persistent rain at times. There will be a brisk east or southeasterly air-flow with temperatures a few degrees below the April average.