Heatwave to last two weeks as Met Éireann says Ireland faces ‘second highest temperature ever’.
A Status Yellow high temperature warning is in place until 9pm Friday and yesterday was officially the hottest day of 2018 as the temperature hit 27.5C in Carlow.
The highest temperature ever recorded was back in 1887, when temperatures reached 33.3C in Co Kilkenny.

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that it may have to implement water restrictions this week as the high temperatures continue.
Experts are are warning of the dangers of the high temperatures and always recommend to use sunscreen and lip balm with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 for UVB protection and four stars for UVA protection. apply sunscreen and lip balm liberally 30 minutes before going out and don’t forget your head, neck and ears. re-apply sunscreen at least every two hours.
Keep safe and most of all ENJOY IT!!!