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08th Aug 2022

Weather advisory issued as temperatures in Ireland set to soar again

Hugh Carr

Stay safe.

Just when we thought the summer was over, the heat is making a comeback once again this week.

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory in anticipation of the high temperatures, warning the public of potential dangers associated with the rising heat.

“Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend,” the meteorological organisation said.

“Daytime temperatures will widely reach the mid to high twenties. Remaining uncomfortably warm overnight too.”

Updates are set to follow as the week goes on.

The advisory is valid from 11.25am Sunday (7 August) to midnight on Monday, 15 August.

Valid: 11:25 Sunday 07/08/2022 to 00:00 Monday 15/08/2022

Monday looks like it will be largely dry with sunny spells, though there is the possibility of a few light showers in the west and north of the country.

Maximum temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees are forecasted.

Also looking to be mostly dry is Tuesday, with long spells of sunshine predicted.

That said, there is a small chance of a few light showers in Connacht and Ulster.

This is as highest temperatures are set to range from 21 to 24 degrees.

Another dry and mostly fine day is forecast for Wednesday with further long spells of sunshine.

Met Éireann says it will feel “somewhat warmer than preceding days with highs of 22 to 26 degrees”.

Its forecast states that there will be “little change” then on Thursday with warm sunshine, scattered clouds and highs of 21 to 26 degrees.

The meteorological service also noted that conditions on Thursday will be warmest in the south and east of the country.

And the warm weather does not seem like it will stop there, with Met Éireann’s further outlook reading:

“High pressure is expected to remain positioned close to Ireland bringing mostly dry weather with sunny spells.”

Met Éireann advised the public on the danger of potential heat stress, especially in regards to the “more vulnerable of the population”.

Other impacts of the high temperatures include a high solar UV index, and an increased risk of water related incidents.

Two people died after getting into difficulty while swimming off the coast of Kerry on Thursday (4 August).