Met Éireann extends high temperature warning for Ireland this weekend 1 month ago

Met Éireann extends high temperature warning for Ireland this weekend

Don't forget to wear suncream.

It's official; we're having another very hot weekend this week.

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Met Éireann has extended its Status Yellow High Temperature warning for Ireland from midday Friday (12 August) until Monday morning.

The meteorological body is predicting very hot weather on Friday and Saturday with maximum temperatures of around 27 to 29 degrees.

Temperatures of up to 30 degrees is expected for localised areas of Leinster and Munster.

The weather is also set to be warm overnight with minimum temperatures of around 15 degrees.

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Met Éireann said that temperatures may not be as high in coastal areas due to sea breezes, particularly in the northwest.

The public is being warned of potential dangers associated with the heat including:

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  • Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population.
  • High Solar UV index.
  • Risk of water related incidents.

The Status Yellow High Temperature Warning for Leinster and Munster that was issued earlier in the week is still in place.

The warning comes as a Met Éireann weather advisory is already in effect for the entire country.

"Ireland will experience a hot spell developing from Wednesday and continuing through the rest of the week and the weekend," it states.

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

Ahead of the heatwave, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has asked road users to be aware of the dangers posed by the heat.

Meanwhile, Irish Water has urged the public to conserve water to ensure supplies are healthy into late summer and autumn.