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11th Aug 2022

Weather: Parts of the country to hit 30 degrees today in August heatwave

Lather on that suncream.

Parts of the country could see temperatures of 30C today as record breaking heat is set to hit Ireland.

As the August heatwave continues, the majority of the country has not seen temperatures below 20C, even at night time.

With it set to continue until the end of the week, Met Éireann has given an update to say that history is set to be made on Thursday as temperatures are likely to soar to 30C in some areas.

With highs of 29C on Wednesday, Thursday is only going to be warmer as it heads into the 30s, with the national forecaster explaining: “Very warm with sea breezes developing this afternoon, otherwise there will be little wind. Highest temperatures generally between 24 to 29 degrees, but likely to reach 30 degrees in localised parts of Leinster and Munster.”

But Friday is where it’s set to get really hot and records could be changed.

Met Éireann’s Friday forecast reads: “Friday will be a hot and sunny day with highest temperatures generally between 25 to 30 degrees, possibly reaching the low 30s in a few inlands spots of Leinster or Munster. Not as warm near coasts, with sea breezes developing in the afternoon.”

While the conditions over the next couple of days are being described as “muggy”, it certainly feels that way and is set to stay.

Saturday is looking very similar to Friday, but Sunday is set to give us a little bit of relief as thunderstorms and heavy showers are on their way to really humble us all.

Met Éireann said: “Hot, dry and sunny again on Saturday, with a light northeast breeze. Highest temperatures of 26 to 30 degrees, possibly exceeding 30 degrees in a few inland spots. Slight chance of an isolated shower developing too.

“Sunday is expected to start dry and sunny however cloud may build in some areas during the day, bringing possible heavy showers or thundery downpours to parts. Very warm with light winds, highs in the mid to high 20s. Sunday night will be rather warm and muggy with possible showers.”