HEATWAVE ALERT: Ireland may see its hottest July day since 1976 over the weekend – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 15, 2018

HEATWAVE ALERT: Ireland may see its hottest July day since 1976 over the weekend

It just keeps on going! Although yesterday was a little cloudy, it was still warm – but it’s getting even warmer today and a whole lot warmer tomorrow and Sunday!

The latest forecast by Met Eireann, which says that ‘warm or very warm conditions’ might lead to ‘drought, or near-drought status’ across many parts of the country as the heatwave will last 5 to 7 more days and possibly considerably longer if we continue to get similar weather to Britain which has a heatwave predicted for another two weeks.

Temperatures are forecast to reach 25-26C today, Friday, and over the next few days they’ll get even hotter.

Met Eireann has issued a new weather warning for extreme heat (for Ireland), affecting Munster, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Leitrim, and Roscommon. The warning remained in place until late last night.

It’s understood that predictions of up to 30c and possibly beyond with full sunshine are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with next week looking almost identical to this week with temperatures in the mid 20s and sun forecast again.

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