MET ÉIREANN WEATHER: It's BBQ weather as Offaly basks in sunshine
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow five-day 'High-Temperature' warning with temperatures expected to exceed 27C this week in Ireland.
The heatwave is here and it looks set to stay until the weekend at least.
The Status Yellow - High-Temperature warning for Ireland was issued at 6:00am on Monday morning and is valid until Friday, June 29 at 9:00pm.
The Met Eireann forecast says today, Monday, will be a very warm, sunny day in most areas and it will stay dry with high cloud making the sunshine a bit hazy at times. Highest temperatures of 24 to 27 degrees, a little cooler on coasts due to onshore breezes.
It will stay dry and mostly clear overnight with lowest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be very warm or hot and it will be sunny in most areas again. Occasional thicker high cloud will make the sunshine hazy. Top temperatures generally between 25 and 28 degrees, but values will be lower again in most coastal areas due to sea breezes.
High pressure will persist throughout the coming week, giving dry settled conditions. Warm or hot by day, with spells of hazy sunshine each day. But very close and sticky at night.
Tuesday night is set to be a close, humid night with lowest temperatures of 11 to 14C.
Mostly sunny from Wednesday to Friday inclusive, but the sunshine is likely to be hazy in nature at times, due to some high clouds.
Daytime temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high twenties quite widely, possibly a little higher locally on some days.
But values will be a little lower in coastal areas, with afternoon sea breezes, so feeling a little fresher and possibly more bearable. The nights will be close and humid too, with temperatures, at their lowest, remaining in the low to mid-teens, sometimes higher.
Little change in most places for next weekend. So staying dry, warm and fairly sunny.