Temperatures could hit 31 degrees today

Parts of the country could see temperatures of 31 degrees today, as Ireland experiences what’s likely to be the final heatwave of the summer.

Conditions are considered to be a heat wave here if five or more consecutive days of 25 degree heat are observed

Night time temperatures are unlikely to fall below 16 degrees – the public is being encouraged to check on vulnerable neighbours to ensure they’re coping well with the heat.

Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather gives some tips on relishing the sunny spells.

“I think the main message really is to put on the sunscreen, don’t forget to hydrate, if you’re near water don’t forget the life jackets.

“But try and enjoy it, as this could be the last fine spell that we see before our summer ends.

“There has been an orange fire danger warning issued by the Department of Agriculture, and it’s certainly very dry especially in parts of the south and the east.

“Anyone who is planning a barbecue needs to take great care.”

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