Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for Ireland, which came into effect earlier this morning (Sunday, August 7th).
The Irish national meteorological service has warned that the country will experience a hot spell from Wednesday, and this will continue through the rest of the week and weekend.
Daytime temperatures, it says, will “widely reach” the mid to high twenties. The national forecaster added that it will remain “uncomfortably” warm overnight too.
It has warned of the risk of water-related incidents, a high solar UV index and heat stress.
Met Éireann has outlined that temperatures will reach between 22-26 degrees Celsius with prolonged spells of sunshine.
There will be long, clear spells overnight with some mist or fog developing once again in mostly light winds with lows of 11 to 15 degrees.
Meanwhile, Met Éireann says there will be “little change with warm or hot sunshine” this coming Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures will rise to the mid-20s and possibly even in the “high” twenties, with night-time lows of 15-19 degrees.
Met Éireann expects high pressure to remain positioned close to Ireland, which will bring mostly dry weather with sunny spells.
Temperatures, it says, are likely to remain “well above average”.
Sunday and Monday
Meanwhile, today will be dry with sunny spells and highs of 18-23 degrees. There will be “just a few stray” light showers.
It will be cloudier in Ulster with the “odd patch” of light rain or drizzle but brightening up through the day with a mostly sunny end nationwide.
Tonight will be dry with long, clear spells with some mist or fog patches and lows of 8-11 degrees.
On Monday morning, fog and mist patches will clear from most areas but may linger near some coasts.
Otherwise, it will be dry for most with long spells of sunshine and “with just the chance” of a shower in the far north-west.
Temperatures will range from 19-24 degrees in light southwest or variable breezes.