These were the hottest temperatures recorded in Ireland on the hottest day of the year 4 years ago

These were the hottest temperatures recorded in Ireland on the hottest day of the year

Long may it last.

Ireland's second heatwave of the summer has graced our presence, just in case the displays of sunburnt shoulders and over-exuberant lunchtime pints managed to evade you, and the results of the temperature lottery are in.

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While the vast majority of the country has been experiencing temperatures well into the twenties, only one town can claim the title of hottest area, and that is Oak Park, County Carlow.

At a sweltering 27 degrees, Oak Park, an estate located three kilometres from Carlow town, claimed the top spot of hottest in the land.

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BBC weather forecaster Barra Best took to Twitter to share the news, also informing the masses that Monday 25 June is officially the hottest day of the year.

A three-way tie for second place ensued, with Mullingar, Mount Dillon in Roscommon and Gurteen in Sligo all boasting 26 degrees.

The town of Mount Dillon has featured regularly on the list of the hottest areas in Ireland this summer, with the county of Roscommon claiming the title of hottest county during the heatwave of 2017.

As for the current heatwave we're dealing with, Met Éireann has issued a status yellow high temperature warning for the entire country.

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The warning was issued at 6am on Monday and is active from 6am on Monday until 9pm on Friday.