Ireland to get sunny bank holiday weekend, but mainland Europe will be gripped by dangerous temperatures 3 years ago

Ireland to get sunny bank holiday weekend, but mainland Europe will be gripped by dangerous temperatures

There are continent-wide weather warnings for the coming weekend.

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As reported earlier this week, Ireland is due for a pretty nice Bank Holiday weekend.

Midland Weather Channel announced that:

"Temperatures over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend look set to reach as high as 27-29 degrees Celsius in many areas of the Midlands, with possibly even the risk of temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius in one or two places on Bank Holiday Monday."

However, anyone heading on their holidays this week will need to take heed of the fact that mainland Europe will be in the grip of a dangerously high heatwave.

According to Accuweather, highs on Friday are anticipated to range from 31 C (88 F) in London and Berlin to 35 C (95 F) in Paris and 40 C (104 F) in Madrid and approaching 43 C (110 F) in Seville, Spain.

Temperatures will continue to soar 6-12 degrees Celsius (10-24 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal in most of these cities through at least the weekend.

"It is not out of the question for temperatures to reach 49 C (120 F) in southwestern Spain and parts of southern Portugal Friday into Sunday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

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People are advised to drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and avoid strenuous activity during the midday and afternoon hours (the hottest times of the day) to prevent heat exhaustion or stroke.