Ireland to heat up for bank holiday but record-breaking temperatures in store for those heading abroad

Irish holidaymakers are being told to prepare for potentially record-breaking heat across Europe later this week.

Ireland to heat up for bank holiday but record-breaking temperatures in store for those heading abroad

Irish holidaymakers are being told to prepare for potentially record-breaking heat across Europe later this week.

South-west France, Spain and Portugal are most at risk.

Inland parts of the Algarve could hit 48 degrees - a temperature last reached in Europe back in 1977 in Athens.

Here, Met Éireann is predicting it to heat up over the bank holiday weekend.

On Thursday there will still be a "few spells of rain and drizzle" but "clearer sunnier conditions will develop later in the day." Temperatures could reach up to 25 degrees.

On Friday and over the weekend it will be "warm in most areas with a mix of cloud and sunshine" but "showers are still possible." Highest temperatures will be between 20 and 26 degrees. Winds will also be light.

The outlook for early next weeks sees a "high chance of settled weather continuing" but "possibly less warm after Monday.".

- Digital Desk

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