The sun is out and Ireland is set to sizzle for a month at least thanks to a mini-heatwave.

Forecasters have predicted that the temperature gauge will hit 25 degrees Celsius over the next week.

And the good news is that the great weather is set to last for a month according to the Irish Sun newspaper.

Owen Sherlock, a forecaster with Ireland’s weather service Met Eireann, says the sun is out for some time to come.

Sherlock told the Irish Sun: “It’s going to be high teens to low 20s this weekend. Then the temperature will creep up by Tuesday, reaching the mid-20s in Connacht.

“By next Friday we’re still talking high temperatures.”

The report adds that this weekend will be mostly dry, with a risk of some scattered showers across Ireland.

Temperatures will be on the rise from Sunday according to Sherlock.

He added: “We can look forward to a decent spell of dry and sunny weather.

“Sunday will be dry and sunny with light northerly winds and temperatures up to between 18-21° Celsius.

“Monday will be dry and sunny too, and temperatures will rise a little further as the winds become mainly northeast to east in direction.

“Tuesday will be warmer still with temperatures in the low to mid-20s with light easterly breezes. By this stage it’ll be cooler along eastern coasts due to the onshore easterly wind and higher temperatures will be in the west of the country.

“The further outlook is for continued dry, settled conditions and warm weather - with temperatures higher than usual for the month of June.”