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Ireland temperature set to reach 30C

July 21, 2021

DUBLIN: Met Eireann has issued warnings as daytime temperatures are set to reach 30 degrees in six counties in the next few days.

The high temperature warning has been issued for Cavan, Monaghan, south Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath.

Maximum temperatures are expected to exceed 30 degrees Celsius in places and overnight temperatures dropping no lower than around 20 degrees.

Met Eireann issued a Yellow weather warning for the rest of the country, with high temperatures continuing this week, with hot conditions by day and staying very warm and humid at night.

Daytime maximum temperatures are expected to remain between 27 to 30C with overnight values not falling below 17 to 20C.

The status Yellow warning for high temperatures will remain in place until 9am on Friday. The highest temperature of the year so far was recorded on Saturday, July 17, with 29.6C recorded in Durrow, Co Laois. The current maximum temperature record for July is 32.3C, reached in Roscommon on July 19, 2006.

Ireland’s chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan urged people to enjoy the hot weather in “as safe a way as possible”.

“Be SunSmart, regularly and liberally apply sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of at least 30+ for adults and 50+ for children, wear light and loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin, wear a hat and sunglasses. Keep yourself cool and hydrated,” Holohan added. “Finally, please continue to follow relevant public health advice to keep you and those around you safe from Covid-19.”