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Still Hot Out There

Temperatures to reach 30°C today...but Friday will be hotter

Check out some of your pictures from the past two days…

In Cavan yesterday: Mary Carolan cooled down her grandkids, Sean, Megan and Conor, the old fashioned way! (Image: Joanne Carolan)

IT WOULD BE a great little country if only you could roof her.

One of Ireland’s most popular ‘sayings’ has become redundant this week as the unexpected heatwave continues.

Met Éireann has already issued a ‘yellow’ weather warning to tell the public that temperatures will exceed 27°C every day this week. However, there are suggestions today the alert could be heightened to an ‘orange’ grade as thermometers hit 30°C.

Orange level weather warnings are for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.

According to the agency, if it is issued, there is an implication that that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.

Tomorrow’s forecast is identical to today’s – temperatures of up to 30°C and clear conditions in most spots.

Friday, however, is due to be the warmest day of the year.

The end is coming though. Cooler weather is expected on Saturday as Met Éireann says “this exceptionally warm, sunny period comes to an end”. The forecasters predict a weak cold front will move down over Ireland on Saturday introducing a fresher, less humid air mass. There could even be some isolated showers.

But let’s not think about that. We still have a few more days of 99s, beach walks and water fights to live through…

Jazzman. Howth East Pier yesterday. (Image: Daryl Feehely)

Howth East Pier. (Image: Daryl Feehely)

A turtle shows itself in Phoenix Park yesterday. (Image: Gerry Hilliard)

The second pollock hole in Kilkee, county Clare on Monday. Sue Holmes says, “Natural swimming pools in the rocks. It doesn’t get better than this”.

Dun Laoghaire Pier (Image: Grace Prior)

Eighteen-month old Dexter Haynes cools down in Lucan. (Image: Laura Hughes)

Nina Kenny’s two German Sheperds having fun in the sun. (Image: Nina Kenny)

Darragh Crowley took this photo from the top of Coomaciste mountain outside Waterville in Kerry while on a cycle yesterday. (Image: Darragh Crowley)

A day in the bog at Ballybroghan East in county Clare. (Image: Deirdre Moloney)

Dun Laoghaire yesterday. (Image: Pat Swan)

Howth East Pier. (Image: Daryl Feehely)

Darren Martin’s impressive-looking BBQ.

In pictures: Your time in the glorious sunshine…

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

The truth about suffering from hay fever in ‘this weather’

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