The temperature in Laois was hitting a sizzling 27 degrees on Thursday afternoon as the hot weather took hold.
Durrow based Laois Weather reported temperatures peaking at nearly 27 degrees by 4pm on Thursday June 27.
Happily, there's a moderate breeze to keep the inland county relatively cool.
Met Éireann reported that Shannon Airport was officially the hottest part of Ireland with an top temperature of 27 degrees at 3pm. more below tweet
Atlantic chart showing forecast airmass & pressure. Cooler temperatures are displayed in green & blue shades, warmer temperatures in shades towards yellow & beige. This animation shows nicely how the warmer air from Europe is reaching Ireland, and then is forecast to recede again pic.twitter.com/l07UM4PZqZ— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 27, 2019