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Ireland's 'Second Highest Temperature Ever Recorded' Is Coming This Week

By James Fenton

June 26, 2018 at 8:27am

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Strap yourselves in, folks. This heatwave is only going to get hotter.

After the week-long status yellow warning issued yesterday, Met Éireann is now predicting that Ireland could see its 'second highest temperature ever recorded'.

Back in 1887, the mercury hit 33.3 degrees in Co. Kilkenny and it looks like this week could see more of the same.

Speaking about the high temperatures to the Irish Independent, Met Éireann's Siobhan Ryan said:

"We could be looking at the second highest ever temperature in Ireland before the week’s end.

“There has only been a handful of times where temperatures here have just exceeded 30C."

It sounds like the summer of 2018 could go down in history and it might be time to get the sprinklers out.

A more detailed outlook on this week's weather can be found here.

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