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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 21 October, 2019
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Weather warning: Temperatures expected to reach 30 degrees this week

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow temperature warning.

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A STATUS YELLOW temperature warning has been issued for Ireland.

Met Éireann said that temperatures will go as high as 27 degrees today in some places, and could go even higher over the next few days. The weather warning is in place from 6am today until 9pm on Friday.

“We’re more than likely going to get a heatwave this week,” Met Éireann forecaster Harm Luijkx told Morning Ireland.

“Inland temperatures are expected to go far over 25 degrees, and could go as high as 30 degrees on Thursday and Friday.”

He said that southern areas could be the hottest this week.

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He said that nighttime temperatures will drop to around 13 and 15 “at the lowest”, which could make sleeping “uncomfortable” and be difficult for those who are housebound.

People are being advised to leave their bedroom window open and to leave the curtains closed during the day if they can to cool down rooms in the house.

When asked how long the weather spell would last, Luijkx said:

We’re quite certain that it will last until at least Saturday, but it could extend beyond that.

According to Met Éireann, the hottest temperature this year was 26.5 degrees, and was recorded at Oak Park in Carlow. The second hottest temperature was recorded at Shannon Airport (26.3) and the third was at the Casement Aerodrome in Dublin (25.7).

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