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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 14 December, 2019
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It's going to be so hot today that Met Éireann has issued a weather warning

This is not a drill. It is officially summer.

Image: KateMonkey via Flickr/Creative Commons

THIS IS NOT a drill. Repeat: this is not a drill.

We don’t want to excite anyone at this hour of the morning, but it’s going to be so hot today that Met Éireann has actually issued a weather warning.

Usually weather warnings are saved for things like freak rainfall or dangerously strong winds, so to see this weather warning feels a bit like a parent warning you not too eat too much of your favourite food (“Yes, it’s great, but don’t go TOO wild”).

Maybe Met Éireann is actually warning us not to slack off at work or to take the day off from school.

Either way, the forecast says that temperatures will hit up to 28 degrees Celsius today.

Twenty. Eight. Degrees.

Dublin Weather Scenes. Pictured Bruno G Bruno Goncalves from Brazil jumps into the water at Grand Canal Square in Dublin yesterday. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

So bear that in mind if you live in any of the following counties, which are the subject of the yellow alert weather warning: Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon, Clare, Limerick or Tipperary.

The warning is in place from 7 o’clock this morning until 7 o’clock tonight.

And if you live in the rest of the country, don’t worry. While the midlands is going to get the best of the weather, it’s not going to be shabby everywhere else, with temperatures in the mid and high twenties.

Just remember: it’s never too early to have an ice-cream. Never.

Good Sunny Weather Heatwaves Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Got any pics of the sunshine? We’re putting together a slideshow so send ‘em our way. Mail christine@thejournal.ie and make her jealous. 

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