Weather Forecast for the May Bank Holiday Weekend - Temperatures set to top 20 degrees
Met Eireann has said that all mean air temperatures across the country were above their long-term average for the month of May.
Punters were quick to latch onto the news and have backed the month of June to follow suit, which has meant traders slashing in half the odds for June to set new highest averages from 20/1 into 10/1.
Ireland’s hottest day ever was at Kilkenny Castle on the 26th of June 1887 when a sweltering 33.3C was recorded. July is 16/1 to break the hottest day ever recorded in Ireland.
Bookmaker BoyleSports have set the odds at 20/1 for the record to be smashed this month.
Many of us are hoping and expecting the glorious sunshine to continue right throughout the summer months.
July is normally quite pleasant and warm and even though the hottest day was recorded in June, the second highest temperature did come next month when it hit 30.4C at Mount Dillon in Co. Roscommon.