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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# temperature

This year
# Kilkenny Castle
Study casts doubt on 1887 record for Ireland's hottest temperature
Analysis of the record finds it to be a significant outliner compared to modern temperature differences.
33.3C was recorded at Kilkenny Castle in June 1887 and remains unsurpassed in Ireland 135 years later.
However, a team at Maynooth University have examined the record and found reason to doubt its veracity.
The study found that key information relating to the 1887 record is missing or unknown.
# Climate Change
'Very unusual event': Temperature records shattered in Europe
Ireland has been so far excluded from this, remaining on the cusp of the unseasonably warm weather as a low-pressure system dominates.
Last year
# Climate
Met Éireann says 2022 set to be Ireland's hottest year since records began
Provisional figures released by the forecaster today show that this year was the warmest since 1900.
# Weather
Hotspots: where were temperature records broken in Ireland yesterday?
Multiple weather stations in the country topped 30°C on Monday.
All time
# Climate Change
Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree
The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.
# Hothouse
2019 set to be 'one of the hottest years on record'
This year is likely to be the second or third hottest in records dating back to the 19th century, with the world experiencing a decade of record heat.
# Gorse Fire
Orange forest fire warning in place as temperatures rise
People are being reminded not to light fires near forests or open land.
# hot hot hot
The last four years were the hottest on record, UN confirms
The 20 warmest years in history all occurred within the last 22 years.
# Cod
How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry
Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.
# intense heat
Three dead as near-record temperatures heat up Europe
The temperature is due to hit as high as 46 degrees in Portugal.
# save water
Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar
Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.
# Global Warming
Climate change could be a lot worse than we first thought...
New research from scientists, including some from Maynooth University, suggests temperatures may have risen higher than was previously feared.
# feeling hot hot hot
Today is going to be one of the hottest days of the year
It’s due to hit 27 degrees in parts of the country.
# scorchio
5 places Ireland was hotter than today
State of you, Venice.
# winter has quit
Good news - Ireland is set for a lovely warm weekend
Current temperatures are about six degrees higher than the Irish January average.
# great drying
October was the driest in five years and broke sunshine records
Casement Aerodrome recorded its sunniest October day since the station opened in 1964.
# correction
NPR has published the greatest correction ever
Stay with us.
# hot spot
Ireland's hottest place in 2014 was...
Hot, wet and windy. That’s pretty much how you’d describe Ireland’s weather last year.
# domestic flight
Nurse with Ebola given permission to fly but officials now looking for 132 passengers
The officials now admit she should not have been allowed to take the flight.
# lather rinse repeat
21 thoughts every single person has had in the shower
How many imaginary arguments have you won while washing?
# Heatwave
2013 was Australia's hottest year on record
Heatwave and bushfires dominated the landscape down under last year.
# Weather
Warm weather likely to cool this week (sorry)
The weather is expected to gradually become cooler and more unsettled through the rest of the week.
# hot pillow
Tricks to help you sleep well in the heat
Cool down, won’t you?
# warning
Hotter planet will increase risk of wildfires
The nature of wildfires is changing – in the US, they eat through twice as many acres per year as they did 40 years ago.
# swimming warning
What happens to your body when you drink alcohol and swim
Around 140 people drown in Ireland each year – and a third of these drownings have alcohol as a contributory factor.
# Weather watch
Is it summer yet? Well, not quite...
We’ll see temperatures reaching up to 18 degrees this week, but the clouds aren’t going away.
# bugged out
USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas
The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.
# Brrr
March was coldest in decades in many parts of Ireland
Last month Met Éireann recorded record low temperatures and some stations reported it as the wettest month in five years.
# Brrr
Met Éireann issues weather warning as snow and 'bitter cold' hits
Planning to go outside today? Wear all the clothes you can fit on your body. It’s freezing out there.
# Weather
February was one of the sunniest on record
However Met Éireann said it was not one of the driest in five years despite lower than average rainfall.
# Shock News
Yes, January was one of the dullest months ever
It was also pretty wet.
# Australia
Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters
Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.
# Australia
Record heat sees Australia map upgrade
The country’s government weather bureau has had to upgrade its temperature scale with new colours to reflect high heat forecast.
# Australia
Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions
Wildfires raged across Australia’s most populous state today, threatening homes and triggering evacuations.
# you asked
Should eggs be stored in the fridge? The Answer.
The Food Safety of Authority saw the debate on Monday’s Burning Question – and came up with a definitive response.
# In Numbers
Census and celsius: the week in statistics
How many of us are there in Ireland? How hot was it here last week? And how much is Will Ferrell’s next film going to make?
# heat wave
Grab your shorts, we might get a 'heat wave' this week
Irish Weather Online’s forecast says that temperatures may reach the 20s this week – even up to 27 or 28°C in the southeast.