Feeling the heat: Kilkenny’s 135-year-old record could melt away today
The long-standing national record temperature set in Kilkenny more than 130 years ago is under serious threat of being broken today.
Bookmakers have slashed odds on today being the hottest day in Ireland’s history, at least since records began.
The Irish temperature record of 33.3°C set in Kilkenny way back in 1887 is looking under threat of being surpassed as we head into a second week of scorching temperatures that have exceeded 30C at times.
Bookmaker BoyleSports continue to feel the heat from punters who are getting hot under the collar and putting their money on the hottest ever temperatures recorded in Ireland being smashed this summer.
Met Éireann has already issued an unheard of Status Orange high temperature warning for six counties in Ireland, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath and will remain in place until Friday.
Boylesports have once again shortened the odds on this happening into 6/4 from 7/4. Just last month you could have got 4/1 on the record temperature being topped.
BoyleSports spokesperson Sarah Kinsella said: “The burst of hot weather has triggered a gamble on the all time Irish temperature record being smashed this summer as temperatures continue to soar across the country. It was 5/2 a few days ago but now it’s just 6/4 for Ireland’s highest ever temperature of 33.3°C, to be broken anytime in 2021.”