Yesterday was the warmest day of the year, with Dublin recording the highest temperature.
It hit 27.7 degrees at the Phoenix Park, while weather stations in Carlow, Meath and Clare all saw temperatures of at least 25 degrees.
Today was the warmest day of the year so far with Phoenix Park in Dublin recording the highest maximum air temperature of 27.7°C 🌡️📈
See the table below for maximum air temperatures recorded today (11 July 2022) at our weather stations across the country 👇 pic.twitter.com/UxFPZCymZ4
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 11, 2022
But it will be cooler today with some patchy rain or drizzle this morning and highs of 23 degrees.
It comes as Europe is on the cusp of a heatwave, with temperatures likely to go above 40 degrees in France, Germany and Spain this week.
In the UK, the Met Office says there's a risk of serious illness or even a danger to life as it issues a rare amber "extreme heat" warning.
Temperatures there are expected to continue to climb across the week.
Here at home Met Éireann says the national outlook for the next few days is for a good deal of dry weather along with some rain or showers at times, mainly over the north and northwest of the country.
While Sunday and early next week look to bring plenty of dry and warm weather, with daytime maximum temperatures possibly reaching the high 20's.
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