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Ireland could see the hottest day of the year as Met Eireann weather map shows sweltering heat

It could be the hottest day of the year so far, according to a new Met Eireann weather map of Ireland, reports The Mirror.

The record currently stands on June 13, when the temperature reached 28.8 degrees Celsius in Oak Park, County Carlow.

However, a new “air temperature” map from the National Weather Service shows temperatures of up to 29C are possible in and around Limerick this afternoon.

The ruling comes as a “mini-heatwave” hits the country with below-average temperatures forecast for at least the rest of the week.

It promises plenty of sunshine, although there are fears that the heat could lead to thunderstorms.

The Met Eireann said this week will be “very warm, both by day and night, with the increasing likelihood of thundery showers breaking out”, reports The Mirror.


“Tuesday will be another warm or very warm day. It will be dry in many areas with spells of hazy sunshine. However, a few showers are likely with the focus of these across the southwest and west, where the odd thundery downpour is possible. Top temperatures of 22C to 26C, warmest away from east and south coasts, in moderate easterly breezes, fresh on the south coast,” reports The Mirror.


“Not quite as sunny as recent days on Wednesday with cloud building at times, producing scattered showers, some of which may turn heavy. Very warm and humid, with top temperatures of 22C and 26C, in no more than moderate southeasterly winds.”


“Scattered heavy or thundery showers Thursday with warm or very warm sunshine at times too. Top temperatures of 20C to 26C, warmest in the east and northeast, in no more than moderate southwesterly breezes. Patchy rain and some mist in parts overnight with lows of 13 to 18 degrees,” reports The Mirror.


“A mix of cloud and warm spells of sunshine on Friday. A few well-scattered showers will occur, mainly confined to southern areas later. Top temperatures will range 19C to 24C, warmest away from western and northwestern areas, as light westerly breezes develop,” reports The Mirror.

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