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The Indo Daily: Mercury Rising - Why Ireland’s heatwave is a sign of things to come

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Temperatures could go above 30C

Temperatures could go above 30C

Temperatures could go above 30C

One of the country’s leading climate experts has warned that Ireland’s heatwave is a sign of things to come.

Emeritus Professor at NUI Maynooth and Climate Change scientist, John Sweeney, said the extreme heat which has the country on a yellow alert, a weather warning usually associated here with storms or heavy rainfall, is an indication of how global temperatures are on the increase.

The Indo Daily: Mercury Rising - Why Ireland’s heatwave is a sign of things to come

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The impact is intense with heatwaves, flooding and melting glaciers the world over.

Indeed, Spain has recorded temperatures on a par with Death Valley, a desert valley in Eastern California, and one of the hottest places on the planet.

Presenter Siobhán Maguire finds out more about these extreme weather patterns, the impact of climate change and what we can expect in the years to come.

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