A heatwave has officially been declared in Ireland.
Temperatures have exceeded 25 degrees for the fifth day in a row, with the highest lunchtime temperature recorded in Moore Park in Cork, where its 28.8 degrees.
Hot & sunny this afternoon☀️.
Some cloud will bubble up later this afternoon & evening bringing a few showers🌦️, some of these possibly heavy & thundery⛈️ with hail particularly around the midlands.
Highs🌡️ of 26 to 31°C, locally higher in parts of Leinster & Munster. pic.twitter.com/bor3X6yZ8x
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 13, 2022
Met Éireann's status yellow temperature warning remains in place until Monday.
Forecasters are expecting a number of locations will break the 30 degrees mark again today, with another hot day promised.
Despite the heatwave, Met Erin has also released a status yellow thunderstorm warning for the entire country from tomorrow.
Thunderstorm activity along with hail and heavy downpours may lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.