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It's Official - This Is Ireland's Hottest June In Over 40 Years

By James Fenton

June 22, 2017 at 6:11am

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Met Éireann has confirmed that the current heatwave is the hottest Ireland has experienced in June since 1976. 

The nation has been enjoying glorious sunshine while yesterday was generally a bit too stuffy for comfort with highs of 29 degrees. 

Temperatures have been five degrees above average for five days, which officially makes it a heatwave. 

The last time June was this roasting, many of us weren't even alive. 

Head forecaster Gerry Fleming said:

"1976 was the last time we had this in June, so 40 years ago.

"What I can say though is that virtually every month from winter through spring temperatures were between .5 and one degree above the average."

Today is set to be a little bit cooler with a mixture of showers and sunny spells.

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