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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 26 April, 2019


# heatwave - Friday 1 February, 2019

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

# heatwave - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

# heatwave - Thursday 24 January, 2019

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

# heatwave - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# heatwave - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Met Eireann confirm summer 2018 as one of hottest and driest in decades

According to the forecaster, the unusually warm summer was down to a shift in the north Atlantic jet stream.

# heatwave - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# heatwave - Monday 13 August, 2018

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

The World Cup and royal wedding also helped alcohol and magazine sales this year.

# heatwave - Friday 10 August, 2018

Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave

Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.

# heatwave - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

# heatwave - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Seven dead in Spain as Europe bakes in near-record temperatures

Europe has baked in near-record temperatures but some respite is on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine.

# heatwave - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%

Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.

# heatwave - Friday 3 August, 2018

Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave

With almost no rainfall since May, Sweden has experienced its hottest July in more than 250 years.

# heatwave - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Temperatures in Spain and Portugal could top 48 degrees

The countries are bracing themselves for wildfires.

What county got the most sunshine during June and July? Met Éíreann has been crunching the numbers

The hottest day of the year occurred on 28 June at Shannon Airport.

# heatwave - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees

The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.

# heatwave - Monday 30 July, 2018

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

# heatwave - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'We're just going non-stop': Fire call-outs increase 100% in parts of the country following recent dry spell

While most have been enjoying the heatwave in recent weeks, it has had unexpected side-effects for emergency services.

# heatwave - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Many viewers noticed that last night's RTÉ weather forecast was more like a blooper reel Heatwave

Many viewers noticed that last night's RTÉ weather forecast was more like a blooper reel

Don’t worry about it Siobhan. Mercury is in retrograde.

# heatwave - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Motorists stuck in cars for hours after heat delays Channel Tunnel trains

Ferry companies were unable to take excess passengers.

From The42 Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun Coming In Hot

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

Met Eireann says that rain is on the way, but will it stick around for the weekend?

It’ll be a bit of a mixed bag in the coming days, but temperatures are finally expected to drop.

# heatwave - Monday 23 July, 2018

'Stay out of the sun' - Britain's heatwave is nearly at national emergency levels

Temperatures in London are topping 30 degrees.

# heatwave - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze

The fire has been brought under control this evening.

# heatwave - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave

With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.

# heatwave - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Irish Air Corps called to help fight wildfire in Armagh

The fire is just two miles from the border.

It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.

Motorists warned about dangers of soft tar mixing with rain when the weather inevitably changes

A greasy film, one which makes travel by car treacherous, may form on Irish roads as a consequence of melted tar mixing with rainwater

# heatwave - Sunday 8 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge 9 summer lip products that won't melt off your face in this heat Hit Or Kiss

9 summer lip products that won't melt off your face in this heat

No more melty faces, please.

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

# heatwave - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave

There have been reports of new mothers and pregnant women in hospitals struggling with the heat.

# heatwave - Thursday 5 July, 2018

It will be cloudy today - but it will still be roasting

Early indications are that the good weather will continue for most of next week.

At least 19 people killed in Canada heatwave as temperatures soar

12 of the dead were reported in the eastern province’s capital Montreal.

# heatwave - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Firefighters tackle large forest blaze on Slieve Bloom

Roads have been closed and helicopter water drops are taking place.

# heatwave - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Children's hospital pleads with parents to keep their children protected from the sun

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has seen a spike in the number of children presenting with serious sunburn in the last week.

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.

# heatwave - Monday 2 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs Heatwave

The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs

We’ll remember this heatwave fondly when it’s on Reeling In the Years.

# heatwave - Sunday 1 July, 2018

How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave

More flies causing annoyance as the hot weather soars – what can you do about the pests?

Irish Water issues another urgent appeal for people to conserve water as Dublin hosepipe ban to kick in

In all, 39 water supplies around the country are under night-time water restrictions.

# heatwave - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Quiz: Are these heatwave 'facts' true or false?

It’s so hot.

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