The hot weather is set to continue for the rest of the week, Met Éireann has confirmed.
Over the past few days, Ireland has basked in unusually warm and dry weather and some parts of the country are even experiencing drought.
“For the next few days, there isn’t going to be any change,” Met Éireann forecaster Linda Hughes told Newstalk Breakfast.
“Many stations across the country are experiencing absolute drought at the moment - about 15 days of less than 0.2ml of rain.
“So, many people kind of want some rain at this stage.
“The nearest we’re going to start to see some rain moving in is Friday.”
Storm Oscar is currently down near the Canary Islands but is expected to move north up the Atlantic towards Ireland over the next couple of days.
“That’s going to bring some showery conditions up [to us],” Ms Hughes said.
“Now the details are a little bit uncertain at the moment but it looks like the south-west and south will start to see some showers moving in on Friday.
“Then we’re expecting them to move up across the country on Saturday.
“Between now and Friday, really it is going to be very dry with very low amounts of rainfall - if anything.
“Just the odd shower possible in Ulster and north Connacht but really most places are going to stay dry for the rest of the working week.”
As well as being dry, the weather is also forecast to remain sunny as well.
“It’s going to stay warm and we’ve got this easterly airflow which has been persisting,” Ms Hughes said.
“So, the east coast is still going to see the lower temperatures for the next few days with highs today and tomorrow generally around 19 and 25 degrees.
“15 to 24 degrees on Thursday and throughout it’s going to be west that will be seeing the warmest temperatures.
“But even though there is a change to slightly more unsettled weather from the weekend and into early next week, the temperatures are going to stay high.
“That low pressure from the south bringing up very warm and moist air from the south.”
Last month, a UCC scientist predicted climate change would create a ‘Mediterranean-style climate’ in Ireland with longer, hotter summers.
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