Thursday 27 July 2017

High temperature weather warning issued as mercury to tip 27C tomorrow

Anna Purchala and Gracja Formlla, both from Clondalkin, have fun on Portmarnock beach. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Anna Purchala and Gracja Formlla, both from Clondalkin, have fun on Portmarnock beach. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Aisling Gale cools off in the water at Portmarnock. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Iris Finlay (18 months) from Glasnevin enjoys an ice cream. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
William Jordan (2) shows off his toy digger at Portmarnock beach. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sorcha O'Connor

THE heatwave looks set to continue with temperatures predicted to reach highs of 27C tomorrow.

Met Eireann has issued a yellow weather warning for Dublin,  Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath, as temperatures are expected to soar.

The warning is in place from Wednesday at midday until Wednesday evening at 6pm.

Sadly, the good weather will not last until the weekend with scattered showers predicted to fall on Friday and temperatures dropping to 15-18C.

Iris Finlay (18 months) from Glasnevin enjoys an ice cream. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Iris Finlay (18 months) from Glasnevin enjoys an ice cream. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Today will be warm and dry with blue skies and sunny spells.

Moderate easterly winds will keep temperatures along coastlines around 19C or 20C.

Aisling Gale cools off in the water at Portmarnock. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Aisling Gale cools off in the water at Portmarnock. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Further inland mercury readings will hit 25C or 26C degrees.

Liz Walsh of Met Éireann said the majority of the country will enjoy “heatwave conditions” over the next few days.

Wednesday will be a “hazy” and “sun soaked” in the early afternoon.

However, the increasingly humid conditions could result in thundery outbreaks later in the day.

Thursday will be mostly dry with some bright spells.

It will be a “much fresher day” with highs of 15C to 20C.

However, it will become cloudier along the west and north-west later in the day with some drizzle in the evening.

Ms Walsh said while the weather will take a turn for the worse on Friday,

“it won’t be raining all the time”.

Ms Walsh said she was unable to confirm if Ireland is likely to have another heatwave this summer.

“We can’t say at this stage if we will experience similar weather for the rest of the summer,” she said.

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