The packed bathing area at Seapoint in Co Dublin this afternoon Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Summer Time

Today and yesterday were hottest days of the year (so far)

It has just officially reached 29.5 degrees in Roscommon.

COVERED IN SUNCREAM? Already eaten a 99 cone? Wearing those fancy shorts that have languished at the back of your wardrobe since your holiday to Gran Canaria in 2011?

Congratulations, you’ve been spending the hottest days of the year in style.

Yes, Met Éireann have confirmed that today and yesterday were the hottest days of the year so far, with temperatures reaching into the high twenties.

A spokesperson for Met Éireann said that it was hard to confirm which day was hotter, as there was little difference in temperature, but a reading of 29.5 degrees was marked in Mount Dillon in Roscommon in the past hour.

He said that the highest temperatures yesterday were 28 and 29 degrees, but no official stations said it reached 30 degrees.

The forecast for the coming days says that we can expect another hot, dry and sunny day tomorrow, with top temperatures reaching the high twenties, possibly 30 degrees.

We can also expect temperatures to be between 22 and 27 degrees on Thursday and Friday, but it will be slightly cooler on Friday and Saturday.

Don’t panic, though – it will still reach “well above 20 degrees on most days”, into the early days of next week, particularly in the east and south.

Phew. Summer, we think we love you.

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