It’s a heatwave! New warning issued for Kilkenny as Ireland basks in sweltering 30C-plus heat
It’s officially a heatwave and with another high temperature advisory being issued for Kilkenny which lasts into the weekend.
Met Éireann this morning issued their second weather warning of the week and are suggesting even higher tempertures for the rest of the week.
The yellow weather warning said: “High temperatures continuing this week with hot conditions by day and staying very warm and humid at night.
“Daytime maximum temperatures generally 27C to 30C with overnight values not falling below 17C to 20C,” the warning concluded.
Met Éireann’s advisory comes into effect from now, 1pm and will remain in place until this coming Friday.
The warning covers all 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland.
An updated Orange weather warning has just been issued for six counties where temperatures will reach over 30C today.
The Status Orange warning says: “High Temperature warning for Cavan, Monaghan, south Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath
“Maximum temperatures exceeding 30C in places and overnight temperatures dropping no lower than around 20 degrees,” the warning concluded.
Speaking with the Journal.ie this morning, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, Evelyn Cusack confirmed we are in fact experiencing what is termed a ‘heatwave.’
Confirming what many already assumed, Ms Cusack said: “Our definition is five consecutive days with a maximum temperature of over 25 degrees. We’ve reached that.”
Kilkenny had some of the highest temperatures in the country yesterday, reaching up to 28.7 at times.
The weather station in Gurteen in county Tipperary topped the scale at a roasting 29C, however the national forecaster expects this to be exceeded this afternoon.