Temperatures could reach a sweltering 30C today (but it’s back to normal by Wednesday)
There’s another uncomfortable night to go.
Cork is waking up to glorious sunshine this morning, as Met Éireann warns that the “exceptionally warm weather” will continue for another 24 hours at least with sizzling daytime temperatures of 25°C to 30°C.
Meteorologists say heat stress, high solar UV index, and a risk of water-related incidents are some of the issues to look out for over the coming days as the country struggles to cope with the searing July heat.
Mist and fog will clear most areas to leave a hot, dry and mostly sunny day ☀️
🌡️Highs of 26 to 32°C generally, cooler near coasts especially where sea fog persisting along some Atlantic coasts in mostly moderate southerly breezes.
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 18, 2022
“On Sunday and Monday, exceptionally warm weather will occur over Ireland with daytime temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees generally and possibly up to 32 degrees in places on Monday.” the national forecaster said.
“Nighttime temperatures will range from 15 to 20 degrees.”
A Status Yellow – High-Temperature warning remains in place for Ireland until midnight on Tuesday.
Temperatures are expected to return to normal from Wednesday onwards “with a fair amount of dry weather and a few showers for the rest of the work week” before it turns wetter over the weekend.