Things are going to get very HOT around here this week!
Weather forecasters are predicting that the mercury will soar up to or even above 30C.
Cathal Nolan of the Midlands Weather Chanel says that we can expecting to see these sweltering conditions from around the middle of this week.
He said: “The latest guidance from the weather models are starting to indicate that temperatures may well get a degree or two above 30 degrees Celsius during the midweek period.
“The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was 33.3 degrees Celsius at Kilkenny Castle during the 1800s.
“It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that this figure may be surpassed somewhere in the country during this coming week.”
Me Eireann have issued a Status Yellow high temperature alert for the entire week as Ireland basks in the sunshine.
The warning in place for five days from 6am on Monday until 9pm on Friday.
Issuing the alert, a forecaster said: “Temperatures will hit 27 degrees Celsius in places today and are expected to exceed it on subsequent days, this week”.
Met Eireann forecaster Siobhan Ryan told RTE that we may even see temperatures reaching as high as 30C to 31C this week.
The heat is on across the country with inland areas enjoying the hottest conditions while coastal areas will feel a little cooler.
Yesterday, Oak Park in Carlow recorded the hottest temperature in Ireland this year at 26.5C with Ireland recording higher temperatures than Lanzarote.
Met Eireann say Monday will be dry and mostly sunny with some high cloud and hazy conditions.
It will become very warm as temperatures reach 20C to 27C, again slightly cooler near coasts due to sea breezes.
“Tuesday, will be very warm or hot, with spells of hazy sunshine. Top temperatures generally between 25C and 28C”, a forecaster revealed.
The nights will be humid and hot, with minimum temperatures in the low to mid-teens.
Met Eireann said the influence of high pressure will weaken from around Saturday, with a threat of weather from the Atlantic coming from the northwest and the possibility of thundery outbreaks moving up from south.