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Scorcher Met Eireann issue four-day weather warning ahead of sizzling 30C highs

Met Eireann has said that tomorrow could see 30 degrees in some places which would make it the hottest day of the year so far

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Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin

Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin

Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin

Temperatures are expected to tip 30 degrees this week as Ireland’s mini-heatwave continues to scorch the country. 

Met Eireann has said that tomorrow could see 30 degrees in some places which would make it the hottest day of the year so far following the 29.3 highs recorded in Roscommon on Sunday and 29.5 degree highs in Athenry on Saturday.

The current maximum temperature recorded for July is 32.3C, which was reached in Co Roscommon on 19 July 2006, the second hottest day ever on record in Ireland.

Meanwhile, forecasters have also issued a nationwide high temperature warning for the next four days.

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 Enjoying the weather at Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin.

Enjoying the weather at Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin.

Enjoying the weather at Portmarnock Beach Co Dublin.

"High temperatures continuing this week with hot conditions by day and staying very warm and humid at night,” Met Eireann said.

“Daytime maximum temperatures generally 27 to 30 degrees Celsius with overnight values not falling below 17 to 20 degrees.”

The warning is in place between 1pm today until 9am on Friday.

Mist and fog patches will clear this morning to give way to another hot and mostly sunny day.

There is a chance of a few heavy or possibly thundery showers breaking out in the north midlands and west through the late afternoon and evening but it will be another belter with highs of between 25 and 29 degrees.

Another warn and humid night with temperatures not falling below 14 to 17 degrees generally, will give way to a hot and mostly sunny Wednesday.

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“There's a very slight risk of a shower in the north midlands and northwest, but most - if not all - areas staying dry,” Met Eireann said. “Highs of 26 to 30 degrees, a little less warm along the south and east coast in a light southeast breeze. Some patches of sea fog will linger through Wednesday.”

Wednesday night will be “uncomfortably warm” Met Eireann added, with temperatures not falling below 15 to 18 degrees.

Thursday will be another hot and dry day with long spells of sunshine in most areas and highs of between 26 to 30 degrees while Friday will be another dry day over the northern half of the country with spells of warm sunshine.

Temperatures will be a few degrees lower than previous days with highs of 24 to 27 degrees in a light to moderate easterly breeze and it will be warm and humid again on Friday night.

It will turn a little more cloudy and showery on Saturday and Sunday, but most of the showers will be confined to the east of the country, with lots of dry weather elsewhere.

“There will be spells of warm sunshine too, best in western counties. It will be less warm than this week, though temperatures will remain above normal, with daytime highs of 20 to 25 degrees and mild nights," Met Eireann adds. "Winds will be light northeasterly, moderate on coasts."

Met Eireann said early next week will likely stay mostly dry on Monday and Tuesday with showers at times in the east and highs of 20 to 25 degrees, in light winds.

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