Popular bathing areas closed due to wastewater overflow as mini-heatwave approaches
Three popular Dublin swimming spots could be closed to bathers due to water quality fears.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council issued the closure notices on Monday evening.
They said there was an overflow discharge of wastewater at a number of wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations in the bay area of south Dublin.
This was due to heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, which saw Met Éireann issue a rainfall warning.
As a result, water quality has dropped in the area and bathing prohibition notices have been placed on Seapoint, Sandycove and Forty Foot bathing areas.
These notices are expected to last for at least three days.
Notices warning bathers and swimmers not to enter the water will be put up at the affected bathing areas. These temporary prohibition notices will remain in place until water conditions return to normal and sampling results are clear.
Temperatures in Ireland this week are set to be the hottest of the summer so far as warm African air pushes up over Europe, bringing warm weather with it.
Mainland Europe will be the most affected, with temperatures expected to reach over 40 degrees in Germany. While Ireland will miss the bulk of this heat, it is expected that temperatures in the high 20s will be recorded on our shores this week.