We've been absolutely lapping up the good weather this week, but Met Eireann's recent weather warning is pretty foreboding.
The forecaster has issued a status yellow weather warning for drought across the entire country from today until Friday night.
The warning reads: “Drought or near-drought conditions will persist through the coming week.”
Drought or near-drought conditions will persist through the coming week.
Valid from Saturday 30 June 2018 10:00 to Friday 06 July 2018 23:59https://t.co/oOxITrsnvw pic.twitter.com/AW1b3yUkvl
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 30, 2018
It's the second status yellow weather warning this week, with the first for extremely high temperatures still in place.
Temperatures are expected to reach 28C today, with a Met Eireann spokesperson adding:
“Warm and sunny again today with highest temperatures of 25 to 28C but a few degrees cooler along eastern and southern coastal areas due to a moderate onshore easterly breeze. The odd shower may develop in the west and northwest later in the day”
“Some isolated showers may occur during Sunday but otherwise there’ll be no break in the drought conditions.
“Very warm again for Leinster and Munster with highs of 25 to 28 degrees but cloud will increase through Ulster and Connacht in a fresher northerly breeze and temperatures will be lower here, 18 to 24 degrees.”
While water restrictions are in place in some areas, people are urged to stay hydrated and safe in the sun.