Met Éireann has issued a fresh warning for high temperatures nationwide.
It's extended its Status Yellow warning to cover the entire country. The new alert is valid from noon tomorrow until Sunday morning.
The forecaster says there's a risk of heat stress and water-related incidents as temperatures are expected to top 30 degrees over the next few days.
⚠️UPDATE: Status Yellow - High Temperature warning for Ireland ⚠️
• Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population
• High Solar UV index
• Risk of water related incidents
Valid: 12:00 Friday to 06:00 Sunday
More here 👇https://t.co/l8JdKfwZt9 pic.twitter.com/0cTmAXNmfU
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 11, 2022
Meanwhile, a yellow alert for Leinster and Munster will take effect from midday today.
It comes as an orange forest fire warning is in operation until next Tuesday.
🟠 Condition Orange - high fire risk🟠
We have issued an Orange Forest Fire Warning arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk
🕛Warning in place until midday, Tuesday, August 16
➡️ https://t.co/WRuAMFZZjI pic.twitter.com/S5PVUIPkD8
— Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (@agriculture_ie) August 10, 2022
It comes as fire crews in Dublin warn vegetation is extremely dry at the moment after dealing with fire in Kiltipper last night.
While yesterday afternoon crews were back dealing with a grass fire in Tolka Valley Park.
Firefighters dealing with a vegetation fire in #Kiltipper tonight. The crews used lightweight hose designed specifically for use in extinguishing #wildfires #heatwave pic.twitter.com/AErjM0ld9z
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) August 10, 2022
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