Met Éireann issues official warning ahead of "exceptionally warm weather" coming to Ireland
Record-breaking temperatures could be on the way.
A Status Yellow high temperature warning has been issued for the entire country as Ireland is set to experience a spell of "exceptionally warm weather".
Issued by Met Éireann on Friday morning, the alert is valid from 6am on Sunday to 9pm on Tuesday.
"On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday exceptionally warm weather will occur over Ireland with daytime temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees generally and possibly up to 32 degrees in places on Monday," the forecaster said.
"Nighttime temperatures will range from 15 to 20 degrees."
Met Éireann added that the impact of these high temperatures could include the following:
- Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population
- High Solar UV index
- Risk of water-related incidents
The warning follows Met Éireann meteorologist Aoife Kealy telling JOE that next Monday (18 July) is set to be the hottest day of not only the current warm spell but also this year so far.
Not only that, it might end up breaking the record for the hottest day in the country since records began, a record previously set way back in June 1887, when a temperature of 33.3 degrees was recorded in Kilkenny.
In terms of safety advice for during the heatwave, Kealy advised people to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and to "try to avoid the midday sun".
For information on how to be best prepared for the hot weather, visit the Be Summer Ready section on the Government's website here.