Dublin has recorded it's all time highest temperature.
Right now it's 32.5 degrees in the Phoenix Park.
That beats the previous record of 31 degrees, recorded in July 2006 in Casement.
Nationwide, it's Ireland's second highest temperature on record.
Met Éireann says the mini heatwave will end tonight with temperatures dipping back down again this week.
A yellow warning will last until midnight but Leinster will remain under the alert until tomorrow evening.
Phoenix Park has now provisionally reached 32.5°C (12.3°C above its normal), which is Ireland’s joint 2nd highest on record, the highest temperature of the 21st Century so far and Dublin’s all time highest temperature. Previous Dublin record was 31.0°C in July 2006 at Casement. pic.twitter.com/E8hcUUrJ6K
— Irish Observational Climatology (@METclimate) July 18, 2022
A status yellow high temperatures warning is in place across Ireland until midnight tonight.
Met Éireann is warning of;
• Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population
• High Solar UV index
• Risk of water-related incidents
Meanwhile, a warning for Leinster has been issued for tomorrow. Met Éireann says the very warm weather will continue in the region with daytime temperatures of 25 to 28 degrees.
The Irish Coastguard is warning people not to swim in an area they're not familiar with.
Three people died after getting into difficulty last week.
That includes a 14 year-old boy who passed away after injuries he sustained at Burrow Beach in Sutton last Monday evening.
Elsewhere those across the water are preparing themselves for what could be the UK's hottest day on record, with temperatures possibly going above 40 degrees for the first time.
Much of England is covered by a red extreme heat warning from the Met Office. Members of the public are being advised to work from home if possible and some schools are shutting.
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