We don't mean to alarm you, but this summer is starting to feel an awful lot like, well, summer.

In news that may shock and disturb you, we can inform you that the sunny weather is making a return, almost like we are regular country with an actual summer. Nobody knows WHAT to think.

Met Eireann has confirmed that Ireland is set for a return to to warm and dry weather in the coming days, promising temperatures as high as 22C.

Today and tomorrow are set to be decent enough weather but it will be from mid-week onward that you might want to think about getting the BBQ out.

Met Eireann said: "A cloudy start in the east on Wednesday with rain here for a while. Clearer and mainly dry conditions elsewhere will follow to all places with sunny spells. Then dry apart from isolated showers in the north. Becoming fresher with moderate westerly breezes.

"Mainly dry settled weather is set to become established on Thursday. The day will be rather cloudy, but dry with light winds. Temperatures will be in the mid to high teens.

"A dry day on Friday countrywide with light variable winds. Variable cloud and warm sunny spells."

Looking ahead to the weekend, they said: "Next weekend will be dry and fine with warm sunny weather prevailing. Inland temperatures are likely to get well into the twenties; fresher near coasts due to sea breezes."

Good news for anyone heading to Body and Soul Festival this weekend, just remember the profoundly wise words of Baz Luhrman folks; Always Wear Sunscreen.