The weather in Ireland could hit 30° Celsius by Monday, Met Éireann has predicted.
Despite a miserable June and a somewhat cloudy start to July, the sun has finally put his metaphorical hat on and beamed some warmth down onto the Emerald Isle.
Yesterday the weather hit 27.7° degrees in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and Met Éireann’s Paul Downes said the good weather should be around for some days yet:
“There’s definitely the potential for the upper 20s and possibly into the 30s,” Mr Downes explained to Newstalk.
“But it’s very early days to say yet and a lot can change with this. It really depends on the motion of the low pressure system coming up from the south and how it steers that warm air over us.”
Out on Sandymount Strand, Dubliners were enjoying the heat:
“I’m thoroughly enjoying it. It’s lovely!” one woman enthused.
“It’s great, I’m really enjoying the nice weather. It’s great to be able to get out and go walking.”
“We were just in London over the weekend as well and that was up to about 30,” a man recounted.
“So it’s actually nicer [here] to be honest. But still, slightly worrying that the temperature’s getting so hot.”
Ireland is not alone in expecting some hot weather; across the water Britain has been told to expect temperatures that could potentially hit 40° - breaking the previous record of 38.7° set in 2019.
Main image: Dublin's Forty Foot. Picture by: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie