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Sunday 31 August 2014

Burger sales set to treble as today to be hottest day of the year so far

Brian O'Reilly

Published 17/06/2014 | 07:43

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16/6/14 Young Dubliners enjoying the sunshine in St Stephen's Green, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Young Dubliners enjoying the sunshine in St Stephen's Green, Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

WE take advantage of the good weather when it comes – and that’s why a major supermarket is predicting that sales of burgers will treble over the next few days.

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As today looks set to be the hottest day of 2014 so far,  barbecue enthusiasts are taking advantage.

SuperValu has predicted that sales of its burgers will treble today – while sausage sales will double and ice cream sales to increase 50pc.

Along with the increase in sales of BBQ essentials, supermarkets have also seen sales of alcohol spike as well.

Tesco also revealed that sales of gardening equipment is also up about 70pc.

Met Eireann predicts that today will easily be the hottest day of the year so far, however tomorrow looks set to be even hotter.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann said: “Today will be another dry and warm day with good spells of sunshine in most areas. In the north it will be cloudier this morning with mist or fog lingering in coastal areas.

“Tomorrow will be warm again or even very warm, with highest temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees.”

However if you’re planning on stocking up the fridge for a summer evening BBQ do it soon – fresher and cooler conditions look set to return this weekend.

It’s even possible that rain will return to some areas on Sunday.

The good weather also brings its dangers – Irish Water Safety is advising the public to swim safely and not take any unnecessary risks – and to never take to water after consuming alcohol.

Bord na Mona has also advised those enjoying the good weather outside not to light fires, and to safely dispose of cigarettes.

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