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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Heatwave

Last month
April 2023
# Heatwave
Spain swelters in ‘unbearable’ heatwave as drought drives up olive oil prices
Health officials are considering bringing in a heat prevention plan two weeks early.
# Climate Change
Spain hit by unusually early heatwave as record-breaking temperatures expected
Experts have warned of the high risk of wildfires and farmers have said the heatwave is killing their crops.
Last year
# Heatwave
Status Orange: Met Éireann upgrades thunderstorm warning for Ireland
The warning comes into effect at 3pm today.
# hot hot hot
Carlow hits 31.7 degrees to provisionally break Ireland's all-time August high temperature record
The mercury hit 30.5 degrees in Carlow yesterday.
Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
Before the festival began organisers announced that the goat would have a fan in its cage during its three days in its cage.
# heating up
Temperatures to stay in the 20s for most of this week ahead of possible heatwave
Met Éireann said this week will be sunny and dry for the most part across the country.
# Greece
Greek firefighters continue to battle major wildfires amid heatwave
Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius in some regions.
# Heatwave
Number of casualties and houses destroyed in fires across London unknown
Two “large-scale” incidents took place in Upminster and the village of Wennington, east London today.
# warning
Ireland records hottest temperature in 135 years as Dublin hits a record 33°C
This temperature is second only to the record of 33.3°C measured in June 1887.
The temperature in Phoenix Park is second only to the record of 33.3°C measured in Kilkenny Castle in June 1887.
Today's high of 33°C is the highest ever recorded temperature nationally for July and the highest ever recorded in Dublin.
The public have been warned that there is a significant risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion.
# crisis
UK's Johnson went on country weekend instead of attending emergency heatwave briefing
The revelation comes as Penny Mordaunt fends off criticism in her bid to replace Johnson.
# rough sleepers
Concerns raised for homeless population amid warnings of 'exceptionally' high temperatures next week
Major worries for rough sleepers include sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
# France
10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France
One of the fires is in woodlands just south of the resort town of Arcachon.
# Heatwave
Britain facing record temperatures as public warned of widespread disruption
Temperatures could break a record of 38.7C as the heatwave continues.
# Portugal
Portugal battles forest fires amid heatwave
The fires have been burning in several areas since Thursday, destroying at least two homes.
# Climate Change
Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.
Europe heatwaves: Ireland unlikely to see 40+ degrees 'anytime soon', climate expert says
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Countries like Spain and France have been experiencing a blistering June heatwave.
Heatwaves occurring earlier in the year can be expected with climate change.
But Ireland will not see the intense heat of 40+ degrees "anytime soon", an expert said.
Emissions limits for sectors due to be signed off before Dáil summer recess
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
# Wildfires
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
# june heatwave
European countries prepare for blistering weekend heatwave
Temperatures had already nudged over 40 degrees Celsius in parts of France yesterday.
# scorching
Spain sizzles in unseasonal heatwave for second time in two months
Temperature warnings are in place for most of the country with highs of more than 40 degrees, an unusual sight for June.
# Heatwave
Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May
However, the national forecaster has warned that the risk of fires remains high in many areas.
# Sizzling
Spain experiences extreme temperatures in early summer heatwave
Temperatures are expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius in some areas.
# Climate Change
Temperatures close to 50 degrees in Pakistan during major South-Asia heatwave
“It’s like fire burning all around,” said labourer Shafi Mohammad, who is from a village where residents struggle to find drinking water.
# Heatwave
Early heatwave hits India and Pakistan as temperatures hit 45C causing rubbish dumps to burn
Heatwaves have killed over 6,500 people in India since 2010.
All time
# Weather
Ireland has hottest autumn on record, 'in line with human-caused climate change'
Several temperature records were broken in 2021, Met Éireann has confirmed.
# anticyclone
New heat record in Sicily as 'Lucifer' sweeps over Italy
Firefighters said earlier today they had recorded 300 interventions in the past 12 hours.
# heatwave report
Met Éireann says most of its weather stations recorded their hottest July since 2013
Temperatures reached 30.8 degrees in Roscommon.
# Heatwave
'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
Ireland’s heatwave has saw temperatures exceed 30 degrees this week.
John Gibbons: Pacific Northwest heatwave shows Earth is now running a dangerous fever
Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# feelin hot hot hot
Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties
A Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning will be in place for the entire country for an hour tonight.
# hot hot hot
Ireland records first 'tropical night' in 20 years, NI breaks temperature record again
Northern Ireland exceeded its highest temperature on record today while it was also the hottest day of the year in the Republic.
# Scorcher
Status Yellow and Status Orange high temperature warnings take effect across Ireland
The warnings will begin in at 1pm today and will remain in place until 9am on Friday.
'We burn particularly easily': How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in the heat
Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
# hot hot hot
It's official: Evelyn Cusack says we can now call this weather a 'heat wave'
The past few days have been absolute scorchers.
# hot weather
'We burn particularly easily': How to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe in the heat
Temperatures are set to remain in the high 20s this week.
# roasting
With sweltering heat expected to continue, Met Éireann issues 'high temperature advisory'
High to very high UV levels are expected today and over the coming days.
# scorchio
29-degree heat makes today the hottest day of the year so far
Met Eireann recorded highs of 28.2 degrees in Roscommon.
# here comes the sun
Today is the hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures reach 27 degrees
The high temperatures and warm weather will continue over the weekend and into next week.
# Canada
700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached
Most of the wildfires were caused by lightning strikes.
# Heatwave
Dozens of deaths may be tied to historic US-Canadian heatwave
In Vancouver, police have responded to more than 65 sudden deaths since the heatwave began.
# Heatwave
Unprecedented US heatwave causes blackouts with deaths reported across Northwest
Officials said more than a half-dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to the intense heat.
# sweltering
Record breaking temperatures scorch US Pacific northwest for second consecutive day
The temperatures were unheard of in a region better known for rain.
# Heatwave
The UK could reach record-breaking temperatures today - but there's no heatwave here
Health experts have issued a warning to people in the UK to take care in the sun.