Met Éireann has extended Ireland's hot weather warning 1 month ago

Met Éireann has extended Ireland's hot weather warning

A bonus day of high temperatures, it seems.

Met Éireann has extended its high temperature warning in Ireland for another 24 hours.

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Currently, there are three warnings active in Ireland, a Status Orange high temperature warning for six counties, a Status Yellow high temperature for the rest of Ireland, and in the north, the Met Office has an Amber heat warning in place.

Met Éireann has now extended the Status Yellow warning, which was due to expire at 9am on Friday, until 9am on Saturday.

It said the hot temperatures of up to 30 degrees will continue during the day and there will be warm, humid conditions overnight.

The Status Orange warning is set to expire at 9am on Friday morning, while the Amber warning will expire on Friday night.

Wednesday saw a temperature of 30.1 degrees recorded at Mount Dillon in Roscommon, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Earlier this week, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan advised people to stay safe as the heatwave continues to see temperatures climb throughout the country.

He said there is a need to be "mindful" of the possibility of contracting "heath exhaustion and heat stroke".

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"While people should get outdoors this week and enjoy the beautiful weather, it’s important to do so in as safe a way as possible," Dr Holohan said.

Current indications suggest that Saturday will be slightly cooler than previous days with highest temperatures ranging from 18 to 25 degrees, but there will also be a chance of rain in some areas.