It’s going to be a scorcher, folks.
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow high temperature warning for the whole country, with temperatures due to hit 27C in places today and expected to exceed it later this week.
We are officially experiencing a heatwave, so prepare for a sticky few days; lowest temperatures of 12 to 15C are predicted at night.
Cork South Civil Defence took to social media to urge the public to stay hydrated and wear high factor sunscreen to protect skin.
Swimmers were also warning to take extra care while cooling off in local rivers and swimming spots throughout the week.
Temperatures will hit 27 degrees Celsius in places today and are expected to exceed it on subsequent days, this week.
Valid Until: 29/06/18
Take Care Around Water.
Wear Sunscreen to protect your skin.
Ensure to Stay Hydrated. pic.twitter.com/ePQvXjesN7
— Cork South Civil Defence (@Cork_South_CD) June 25, 2018
Irish Water is asking business owners and householders to conserve water, due to fears the hot weather will led to a shortage.
Meanwhile Cork City Fire Brigade has warned the public to be careful when disposing of cigarette butts and rubbish after a number of gorse and grass fires.
Another busy days for crews today,
We have attended numerous gorse and grass fires yesterday and today.
— Cork City Fire Brigade (@CorkCityFire) June 24, 2018
The hot weather warning remains in place until Friday evening.