Have you melted yet?
Met Éireann is anticipating that today (Wednesday, July 21st) will be the hottest day of the year, with a Status Orange high temperature warning issued for parts of the country. Temperatures are expected to hit a downright scary 30 degrees celsius in affected parts of the country, including Cavan, Monaghan, south Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath.
A similar warning is also in place for the whole north of Ireland, via the United Kingdom’s Met Office.
While Cork is not included in the Status Orange weather warning, it is part of the Status Yellow nationwide warning. Cork is expected to fall just one degree short of the 30, with Met Éireann forecasting: “Highest temperatures of 26 to 29 degrees generally, a little less warm along the south coast in a light southeast breeze.”
They’ve pulled no punches in their forecast, noting that tonight will be “uncomfortably warm and humid,” with temperatures unlikely to drop below 17 degrees even at night.
While today is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far, there is every chance that tomorrow could come along and beat it again. Met Éireann say: “Thursday will be a hot and dry day with hazy sunshine. Highest temperatures of 26 to 29 degrees generally, slightly lower along southern coasts, in light, occasionally moderate, southeasterly breeze.”
Cork City Council and Cork County Council have asked people to be careful in their water usage, as demand is currently “unsustainable.”