Met Eireann have officially declared a heatwave this week as Ireland basks in unseasonably hot temperatures.
Forecasters say there’s no end in sight to the hot conditions as high pressure remains over the country for the foreseeable future.
With highs of 27 degrees Celsius expected in places from Monday to Friday, Met Eireann have issued a Status Yellow warning for all counties.
People are being urged to stay safe in the sunshine and use suncream against the high UV levels. Extra care is advised around water during the sunny spells too. The public are being advised to swim only at Designated Bathing Areas where lifeguards are on duty, supervise children closely and always swim within your depth.
Today’s forecast is for a very warm and sunny day in most areas. “High cloud will make the sunshine a bit hazy at times but all places will stay dry. Highest temperatures of 24 to 27°C, a little cooler on coasts due to onshore breezes,” said Met Eireann.
Maximum temperatures are expected to hit 30C by Wednesday and Thursday, with close and humid nights of temperatures in the low to mid-teens.