This area is officially the hottest part of the country and we're moving there
Lads, what is going on?
It's been a hot one in Ireland for just about as long as we can remember now. Throughout the heatwave, Met Éireann has been keeping track of Ireland's hottest spots on each given day.
Over the past week, a very clear trend has emerged in the data — and it certainly seems as though some counties have been hotter than others on a consistent basis.
Met Éireann's synoptic station at Shannon Airport in Co. Clare has consistently recorded the highest temperature in the country (or thereabouts) since June 27. Similarly, stations such as Knock Airport, Athenry and Mount Dillon (in Roscommon) regularly feature in the top five, occasionally even breaking the 30 degree mark. Newport and Claremorris also tend to be at the hotter end of things.
It's also remained pretty good going for the people of Tipperary, where the Gurteen station has also recorded maximum temperatures that regularly feature in Met Éireann's top five.
On the other side of things, we can clearly see that Malin Head in Donegal frequently records the lowest maximum temperatures — including 14 degrees on Friday, June 29 (which, to be fair, actually probably sounds fairly appealing to the rest of us right now).
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 27, 2018
Maximum temperatures from around the country today.
32.0°C at Shannon Airport is the highest temperature recorded in Ireland since July 2006 (32.3°C at Elphin, Roscommon).
Forecast max temps for tomorrow (Friday) are 24 to 27°C in the east & south, 28 to 32°C elsewhere. pic.twitter.com/xutxWHW05H
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 28, 2018
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 29, 2018
Today's Top Temperatures: pic.twitter.com/OHwFoBDWbE
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 3, 2018
There have been some exceptional days, however, such as July 2 — where the highest temperatures were recorded in Cork.
Max temps from some of our synoptic stations today (°C):
27.1 Moore Park (Cork)
27.1 Oak Park (Carlow)
26.9 Roches Point
26.8 Shannon Airport
26.7 Cork Airport
23.9 Valentia (Kerry)
23.6 Phoenix Park
Our climate station at Cloyne (Cork) got to 28.2 pic.twitter.com/wPZtoV6seW
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 2, 2018