The organisers of this weekend's Ironman Cork festival in Youghal say a warm-weather plan normally deployed in mainland Europe will help offset the effects of the high temperatures on athletes over the weekend.
A total of over 4,000 runners competing in Saturday's 70.3 (half) triathlon and Sunday's full Ironman will have access to an aid station "about every 10 minutes," according to race director John Wallnutt.
"The stations will be stocked with cold water, ice packs, isotonic drinks, energy gels and salty snacks," he said.
Additionally, three 'wet zones' will be set up on the running course around the town's environs.
Mr Wallnutt said athletes have personal responsibility for their own wellbeing but the advice for cyclists who may not realise how dehydrated they become, is to "bring plenty of water and isotonic drinks and drink, drink, drink".
He said "cyclists, wearing light clothing and moving at speed, may feel a cool breeze but not realise they are also maybe being dehydrated.
The director said while some cases of exhaustion and dehydration might be expected, he did not expect serious issues such as heatstroke to arise.
"Most of the athletes will be used to dealing with this type of weather from competing in European races," he said.
Should an emergency arise however, a highly proficient medical team will be on hand, including "paramedics, advanced paramedics, nurses and ambulance service."
Thankfully, the sea hasn't reached boiling point yet! "The water is perfect, at about 17C and non-wetsuit around 24.5C, Mr Wallnutt said, adding that with the traffic management plan now in full flow, "everything is going to plan".
The weather conditions for this second Ironman event could not be more in contrast to the inaugural one in 2019, when there was also copious water about, but it largely fell from the sky.
In 2022, Youghal's embrace of Ironman is hotting up in every sense with the now colourful, pedestrianised main street echoing to foreign accents and assuming the most cosmopolitan of atmospheres.
The economic windfall is also instantly apparent.
Amongst the voices, bunting and shop window displays, pop-up stall holders vie with locals in offering everything from hats and balloons, to wood carvings, home crafts and food variations.
Cerri Moynihan from Skibbereen is selling homemade jewellery and finds the ambience, on only her second ever visit to the town, "just fantastic".
Kenneth Moynihan from Montenotte in Cork, selling aptly named hot dogs, welcomes trade as benefiting "ordinary, grass-roots people".
Tony Gallagher, who would normally be running Blackwater mini-cruises with his 28ft half-decker, is delighted to be charged with ferrying Ironman camera crews to the 6am front strand swim stages.
"Ironman is a massive event. The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. Youghal is relishing it," he said.