Electric Picnic is less than a week away, and the conversation in a lot of workplaces is already about getting ready for the biggest music festival in the country.
Tents, wellies, Big Red Cups and Kandoo wipes are all things we can control - but the weather is out of our hands. One thing we can do is repeatedly check the long-range forecast and cross our fingers for nothing but glorious sunshine over Stradbally Hall.
As the festival is still a good few days away, an forecast for the actual weekend isn't yet available, but what we can tell you is how it's looking in the run up to September 1st - and it's quite good. According to YR, a Norwegian website, temperatures at Stradbally Hall between now and the festival will average around 16 degrees Celsius. No rain is forecast for almost every day in the meantime, which means the ground should be nice and dry when everyone arrives.
The first day of the festival, Friday September 1st, looks like it'll stay dry and mostly sunny with top temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius. Saturday is so far shaping up to be the nicest of the three days, again with no rain, some sunshine and highs of 17 degrees. It looks like it'll stay dry on the Sunday too, but maybe a little more overcast with top temperatures of 19 degrees.
Statistics show that the average September temperature at the Electric Picnic site is 13 degrees Celsius, getting as warm as 18 degrees and as cold as eight.
Like every year, Electric Picnic organisers are advising ticket holders to pack clothes for every weather eventuality. No matter what the forecast says - even closer to the time - this is Ireland and the weather can change at the last minute, for the better or the worse.
Music fans are being encouraged to pack ponchos, wellies and hoodies as well as sun-cream, sunglasses and lighter clothing. Campers can bring alcohol (decanted out of glass bottles) and cigarettes into the site, but excessive amounts may be confiscated. You can find a full list of banned items, which includes air horns, hi-vis jackets and generators, here.
Be sure to check this page again next week for an updated Electric Picnic weather forecast.