France may hit its highest ever recorded temperature today in a heatwave that has swept across Europe.
The country has been put under its highest-level danger alert with hot temperatures bringing life-threatening conditions.
The current record is 44.1 degrees which measured in a heatwave in 2003 which killed thousands of people.
Forecasters predict temperatures of up to 45 Celsius in some parts later today.
Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic have all recorded their highest-ever June temperatures, and in Spain firefighters are battling Catalonia's worst wildfires in 20 years.
Here at home, the very warm weather will continue across most of the country today.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching 28 degrees.
Met Eireann's forcast for today is 'warm and humid today with good sunshine for Ulster and Leinster. However, it will be cloudier across Munster and Connacht and there is the potential for a few thunderstorms to develop bringing heavy rain and the risk of surface flooding. Top temperatures of 22 to 27 degrees generally but a few degrees cooler in southern coastal areas due to moderate southeasterly breezes.'
Warm and humid today with good sunshine for Ulster and Leinster. However, cloud will begin to build across parts of Munster and Connacht with the risk of a few heavy, thundery showers breaking out. Top temperatures of 22 to 27 degrees. pic.twitter.com/k1k7ZoagqL
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 28, 2019