IRELAND'S heatwave is set to last until at least Friday as parts of the country prepare for temperatures of nearly 30C.
Met Eireann confirmed that Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, for the second day in a row.
A scorching 29.5C was recorded in Athenry, Co. Galway yesterday, the highest the mercury has reached in Ireland so far in 2021.
And now the national weather forecaster has issued an advisory which warns the hot weather and humid nights are here to stay all week.
"Continuing very warm until Friday, with day time temperatures into the high twenties and very humid at night with temperatures staying in the mid to high teens," the advisory reads.
"Sunday will be dry with good sunny spells for most, but cloudy across the north of the country with some drizzle possible near coasts.
"Light isolated showers will likely develop in the southeast from afternoon. Very warm or hot with highs of 23 to 27 degrees, but not as warm in the north with highs there of 19 to 22 degrees.
"Winds will be light and mainly northerly in direction, but sea breezes will develop,’ the national forecaster added.
From Monday, temperatures are expected to fluctuate between 22C and 26C nationally, though parts of the country may experience higher temperatures.