Sit back for a second and think of the multiple FEET of snow back in early March, feels like a different planet from Ireland’s summer of 2018!
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, Thursday, 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.
People are being asked to conserve water by not leaving taps running. Some car wash attendants in Co. Louth have noted that their facilities have been severely affected by the heatwave and one told The Liberal that they had to turn a number of cars away due to simply having not enough water to wash the cars.
It’s understood that predictions of 28c and 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.