Ireland may be set for its hottest day ever with a very sunny weekend in store.
The mercury topped 31.7 degrees in Oak Park in Carlow yesterday, marking the warmest August day in Ireland since records began.
Saturday will be hot, mostly dry & sunny with highs reaching 26 to 31°C, locally higher in a few parts of Leinster & Munster ☀️🥵
Some cloud in the afternoon with a chance of an isolated thundershower developing ⛈️
Sea breezes will keep temperatures slightly lower near coasts🍃 pic.twitter.com/tIDYwUA0mV
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 12, 2022
Meteorologist Cathal Nolan, from Ireland's Weather Channel, said temperatures could reach 32 degrees, with a status yellow high temperature warning in place until Monday.
Met Eireann are warning there could be some cloud in areas today, leading to possible thundershowers.
Up to 32c today and lots of sunshine but a small chance of a shower kicking off this evening. Up to 30c Sunday with cloud increasing and the heatwave could end with a bang as thunderstorms kick off with risk of downpours and flash floods. pic.twitter.com/iNWJporQf1
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) August 13, 2022
Overall though, the State forecaster is promising a hot and sunny weekend.