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Kilmacradock in Maynooth, county Kildare this morning. Keith Brady
Dry Warm Sunny

Met Éireann has issued a weather warning in Ireland...


A WEATHER WARNING in Ireland? Well, that usually means high winds and lots of rain.

But not today. Definitely not today.

The meteorologists at the agency have issued a public notice to warn people that temperatures will exceed 27 degrees Celsius every day this week.

Every day.

The forecast for today shows highest temperatures of between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius, with west Munster expected to experience the hottest conditions.

It will be cooler along Ireland’s beaches but temperatures there are still predicted to exceed 20 degrees. Winds will be light and easterly with some sea breezes forming later.

Tomorrow’s forecast is practically identical with some areas expecting temperatures up to 30 degrees. And in the words of the country’s meteorologists, there will be “very little change for the outlook period”.

Saturday and beyond will be a little cooler, however. But, most importantly, still dry. Temperatures will also reach at least 20 degrees in the east and southeast, falling back to the mid- to high- teens in the west and northwest.

And just to prove there actually isn’t a drop of rain to be seen across the island…this was Met Éireann’s rainfall radar at 7.30am today:

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