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09th Jul 2013

Get the sunscreen out as temperatures to hit 30 degrees today

We’re not suggesting you ring in sick today but...


We’re not suggesting you ring in sick today but…

It has been pretty warm since Friday, and Met Eireann issued a frankly incredible heat warning yesterday, but today is set to be the warmest day of this heatwave so far.

Yesterday, Oakpark in Carlow hit 28.7 degrees but today the mercury is set to hit 30 in places, with west Munster to be the hottest spot of all.

That peak of 28.7 degrees made yesterday the hottest day in Ireland since 2006, but today is supposed to be even hotter.

Even on the exposed coasts along the eastern side of the country the temperature should make it well into the mid-20s and according to Met Eireann’s John Eagleton, the good weather is not done yet.

“This warm hot sunny weather will continue for the rest of the week, certainly up to Friday. We think that over the weekend it will get cooler and cloudier, but there won’t be any break in the dry weather up to then.”

In case you were wondering, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was 33 degrees, which was clocked in Kilkenny in the 1870s.

Now, time to work on your best ‘I’ve got a cold’ voice and ring the boss…