A nation woke up this morning full of excitement as they rushed for shorts, dresses and their sunnies. But, wait....
It turns out that the heatwave we were promised has turned into pissing rain and cold temperatures - and all our sunny weekend dreams have disappeared as a result.
As could be expected, people on Twitter are not too happy about it...
HOW'S THAT HEATWAVE, IRELAND?! pic.twitter.com/RpLiXwZI2O
— Bruno Batista (@bru_bat) May 7, 2016
— Jonathan Murphy (@JohnnyMurphy92) May 7, 2016
Looks like rain Ted #heatwave
— james moloney (@shambo30) May 7, 2016
— Fran Winston (@Celticpussycat) May 7, 2016
Ireland: Where the word 'heatwave' really just means the rain won't be cold.
— Darren Cleary (@RadioCleary) May 7, 2016
— Sinead Brennan (@SinnyBren25) May 7, 2016
— Nicola Halloran (@thewonkyspatula) May 7, 2016
— Keith Kelly (@Keith_el) May 7, 2016
Hard not to blame new Gov for the lack of heatwave
— Rachel Wright (@rachlwright) May 7, 2016
Waking up to rain instead of a heatwave? C'mon sun ???? pic.twitter.com/vhsBnyNhib
— Jessica Banaghan (@jess_selfiegirl) May 7, 2016
The 'heatwave' weekend? pic.twitter.com/0tMy17GG7t
— J. John Foyle (@JJohnFoyle) May 7, 2016