Ireland is set to experience its hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures expected to reach up to 24 degrees Celsius in parts of the country. According to Weather Alerts Ireland, high pressure is forecast to dominate the weather this week and into next week, resulting in a “cracking weekend” with lots of sun and temperatures in the low twenties. Dubliners can expect a dry morning with sunny spells and temperatures of 17 to 19 degrees Celsius, while tonight will be dry with long, clear spells and the lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Tomorrow will be another dry day with good sunny spells and temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. The national outlook from Met Eireann predicts a dry Thursday night with long clear spells and lowest temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees Celsius, coolest in Ulster, in light north to northeast breezes. Friday will be dry with good spells of sunshine and highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius generally, slightly cooler near coasts.
Friday night will be dry again with clear spells overnight, with temperatures not falling below 6 to 11 degrees Celsius in light easterly or variable breezes, falling calm at times. Current indications suggest that it will continue predominantly dry over the weekend with good sunny spells at times. Some cloudier conditions will develop at times with the chance of isolated spots of light rain or drizzle. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 or 23 degrees Celsius can be expected in light breezes.
It is important to note that while the weather forecast is subject to change, it is crucial for people to prepare for the hot weather by staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun during peak hours. It is also important to check on vulnerable members of the community, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, to ensure they are coping with the heat.
The hot weather is a welcome change for many, as Ireland has experienced a cooler and wetter than average summer so far. However, it is worth noting that extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, are becoming more common due to climate change. It is therefore important for individuals and governments to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
In addition to the weather, there are other important news stories happening in Ireland. Recently, Gardai have been questioning GSOC officers about a “party” colleague of Monk, a well-known criminal figure in Dublin. This story highlights the ongoing issue of organized crime in the city and the challenges faced by law enforcement in tackling it.
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