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It's official ... today was the hottest day of the year

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Jun 21st 2017, 9:53 PM 38,566 31

TODAY WAS THE hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 28 degrees.

Dublin was the hottest county with mercury hitting 28.6 degrees at Met Éireann’s station at Phoenix Park.

It wasn’t near as hot in other parts of the country with Kerry’s highest temperatures reaching just over 17 degrees.

Head of forecasting at Met Éireann, Gerald Fleming confirmed that we were in a heatwave.

Yes, I think we can officially say a heatwave has happened or is happening.

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However, tomorrow looks set to bring grey skies for a time with patchy rain and drizzle starting the day.

Temperatures will still be high but Met Éireann says it will be “rather cloudy overall”.

Read: So, can we officially call this warm spell a ‘heat wave’?>

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