It's considered a drought if no rain falls for 15 days.
The continued dry weather across the midlands could bring drought conditions by the weekend.
If no rain falls for 15 days, it's considered to be a drought -- currently the midlands hasn't had rainfall in about 12 days.
It's predicted that temperatures could push back towards 20 degrees as we head into Friday and Saturday.
Rhode's Cathal Nolan from Ireland's Weather Channel says conditions are picking up again: