‘Granny says it’s officially fierce warm altogether’ – the funniest reactions to Ireland's heatwave
Published 19/07/2016 | 12:12
Temperatures are set to top 30C in parts of the country today thanks to this warm blast of continental air that has come our way.
A yellow weather warning has been in place since 10am today and will remain in effect until 8pm.
The Irish are getting to grips with this surprise heatwave, and hashtags like #scorchio and #hottestdayoftheyear are now top of Twitter’s trending list.
"I've checked with my granny and yes, temperatures have officially reached FIERCE WARM ALTOGETHER," said one Twitter user.
"Spare a thought for the hipsters with their elaborate beards during #heatwave #summer16," said another.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the funniest tweets so far.
Never been as excited to watch The Weather #heatwave— Emily O'Donnell (@ODonnellEmily) July 18, 2016
Any day in Ireland that necessitates the use of the #scorchio hashtag should immediately be deemed a national holiday— Maura McElhone (@maurawrites) July 19, 2016
I've checked with my granny and yes, temperatures have officially reached FIERCE WARM ALTOGETHER. #heatwave— Dónal Mulligan (@donalmulligan) July 18, 2016