Met Éireann has issued a heat warning for this weekend and next week, with temperatures expected to reach 32C.
The forecaster said Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be “exceptionally warm”, with daytime temperatures ranging from 25C to 30C in general and potentially up to 32C in some spots on Monday.
A national yellow weather alert was issued with Met Éireann, warning of a risk of water-related incidents, an impact of heat stress, particularly for more vulnerable people, and a high UV index.
The warning comes into effect on Sunday from 6 a.m. and lasts until Tuesday 9 p.m.
We also experience “tropical nights” with night temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees.
It comes as forecaster Evelyn Cusack said Monday could be the hottest day on record.
“We’re facing a hot spell – we won’t call it a heatwave because it won’t last long enough – but certainly we’re going to have temperatures of at least 27C across Ireland for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday – 28C,” she told Newstalk .
“So on Sunday it could get up to 30C and on Monday it will be the hottest day and we could get up to 32C.
“We’re even considering possibly beating our record, but it’s certainly going to be very hot for Ireland – although our continental friends think we’re crazy and think 30C is hot, for most of southern Europe that’s just it a normal summer day.”
The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was the 33.3°C recorded at Kilkenny Castle in 1187, while the hottest July temperature ever recorded by Met Éireann was the 32.3°C recorded at Roscommon in 2006 was measured.
Meanwhile, the day started cloudy today.
Due to the warm weather over the weekend, today will start out rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain and drizzle.
It will be lighter this afternoon and evening with widespread solar rays developing.
The highest temperatures are between 18 ° C and 24 ° C, warmest in the south and south-east.
It will be cooler on the west and north coasts due to a light to moderate north-west breeze.
Tonight it will be dry with long clear spells along with some high cloud.
At low temperatures of 8 °C to 12 °C, nebulae and nebulae form near calm conditions.
Tomorrow morning the fog will lift and we will see hazy sun.
As the day progresses it will become cloudier in some areas, but will remain mostly dry with possible isolated showers.
Temperatures will rise on Saturday, with highs of 21°C to 26°C, warmest in central parts of the country, with a light to moderate southerly breeze.
Saturday night will remain dry with isolated showers.
Long clear periods with light to southerly to south-easterly winds and lowest temperatures of 13°C to 16°C.
Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling final will be very warm and dry with widespread hazy sunshine.
The highest temperatures are between 22 °C and 28 °C, warmest in the central parts and in the east.
The south to southeast breeze will blow light to moderate.
A fairly warm night with temperatures staying above 14C to 17C. Dry and clear with only light southerly winds.
According to the Met Éireann, Monday could potentially surpass last Tuesday as the hottest day of the year as temperatures soar between 26C and 29C – with a chance of 30C to 32C in some parts.
Dry and mostly sunny with a light southerly breeze, cloudier in places later in the day.
This weather will continue through Tuesday but is expected to end in the early days of next week when temperatures return to normal.
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