Met Éireann’s Status Yellow High Temperature Warning for 18 districts comes into effect today as the country braces for a very warm day with highs of 30C.
The warning, which covers the whole of Leinster and Munster, comes into effect at 12pm today and will last until 6am Sunday.
The forecaster said Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be very warm or hot, with highs generally ranging from 27C to 29C.
The warm conditions can lead to heat stress, especially for the vulnerable population. There is also a high solar UV index along with a risk of water related incidents.
It gets warm at night, with temperatures generally remaining above 15°C. In coastal areas, daytime temperatures may not be as high due to sea breezes.
Met Éireann said it will remain hot into the weekend, with temperatures returning closer to average on Monday.
Heavy showers are possible on Sunday, and they’re likely to be in the early days of next week as well.
Pockets of fog will clear this morning for a dry and sunny day, some fog may linger near the northeast coasts.
Today will be a very warm, dry and sunny day with very little wind, although a sea breeze will develop this afternoon.
Highest temperatures are generally between 24°C and 29°C but are likely to reach 30°C in localized parts of Leinster and Munster.
It gets a little cooler towards the coast, particularly in Connacht and West Ulster.
It will be mild tonight with temperatures generally not dropping below 10C to 15C and staying above 16C or 17C in some areas.
Only a light breeze overnight so some fog or fog pockets may form again. Otherwise it will be a dry and clear night.
Friday will be a hot and sunny day with the highest temperatures generally between 25C and 30C, possibly reaching the low 30C in some parts of inland Leinster or Munster.
It doesn’t get as warm near the coast as a sea breeze develops in the afternoon. Winds will be light elsewhere, and fog may also occur in some coastal areas.
Friday night will be dry and clear but will remain fairly warm in some parts overnight, with lowest temperatures between 13°C and 17°C. Patches of haze or wisps of mist will form with light breezes.
Saturday will be hot, dry and sunny again, with a light northeast breeze.
The highest temperatures range between 26 °C and 30 °C and can exceed 30 °C in some places inland. There is a small chance that a scattered shower will also develop.
It will be a warm night with temperatures not falling below 15C to 18C in most areas. It will be mostly clear with partly light clouds and a light breeze.
Sunday is expected to start dry and sunny, however clouds may form in some areas as the day progresses, potentially bringing heavy showers or thunderstorm rain in parts.
It will be very warm with light winds, highs in the mid to high 20’s. Sunday night will be fairly warm and muggy with possible showers.
https://www.independent.ie/news/met-eireann-issues-status-yellow-high-temperature-warning-for-18-counties-today-as-hot-spell-continues-41904424.html Met Éireann is issuing a status yellow high temperature warning for 18 districts today as the heatwave continues