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# heatwave - Friday 7 August, 2020

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.

# heatwave - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# heatwave - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Australia has its hottest day on record again - increasing it by a full degree

The average national temperature increased from 40.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, to 41.9 degrees yesterday.

# heatwave - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Australia has its hottest day on record

On Saturday as conditions worsen, west Sydney is due to tip over 46 degrees Celsius.

# heatwave - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Quiz: What was happening in Europe during this week's heatwave?

It was very, very hot across Europe this week… but which of these things happened as the continent baked in the sun?

# heatwave - Friday 26 July, 2019

Think July is warm? If trends continue, by 2040 this year will be 'considered a cool summer'

The warm temperatures and heatwaves experienced recently are expected to be even warmer in the coming years.

# heatwave - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Heatwave: Temperature records shattered in Europe as Paris hits 42.6 degrees

Meanwhile, Germany again hit a national record of 41.5 degrees in Lingen, western Germany.

The UK has had to slow down its trains to prevent tracks 'buckling' in the heat

Britain’s Met Office predicted a chance that the UK record of 38.5C would be exceeded today.

Record-breaking heatwave in Europe set to spike even higher today

Paris was expected to see the mercury soar to as much as 41 or 42 degrees Celsius today.

# heatwave - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

Why is Britain preparing for record-breaking heat, but not Ireland? Blame the Atlantic

The UK could face temperatures more than 10 degrees warmer than Ireland on Thursday.

# heatwave - Friday 19 July, 2019

Sun and showers for Ireland this weekend as second summer heatwave predicted for Europe

Ireland is once again set to escape the extreme temperatures.

# heatwave - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Climate change likely a major contributor to France's extreme heatwave

Temperatures went above 45 degrees in France last week, with experts saying that climate change was a major contributor.

# heatwave - Sunday 30 June, 2019

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe

But the reprieve was not universal, with Germany measuring a record high temperature for June.

# heatwave - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Spain hit by more wildfires as European heatwave continues

The heat has already claimed several lives, including a 17-year-old harvest worker in Spain and a 72-year-old homeless man in Italy.

Poll: How hot is too hot? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How hot is too hot?

How much heat can you handle?

# heatwave - Friday 28 June, 2019

France has just recorded its hottest EVER temperature at 44.3 degrees

Mainland Europe is in the grips of an unprecedented heatwave.

# heatwave - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Paris region shuts down schools as heatwave hits western Europe - and it's about to get hotter

Forecasters have predicted that it’s going to get even warmer across the continent.

Met Éireann has issued a warm weather alert affecting most west coast counties

High temperatures and sunny weather are predicted for the west and south tomorrow.

# heatwave - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave

Hot air from north Africa will push temperatures up from this weekend.

# heatwave - Friday 1 February, 2019

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

# heatwave - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

# heatwave - Thursday 24 January, 2019

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

# heatwave - Friday 28 December, 2018

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

# heatwave - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Met Eireann confirm summer 2018 as one of hottest and driest in decades

According to the forecaster, the unusually warm summer was down to a shift in the north Atlantic jet stream.

# heatwave - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

# heatwave - Monday 13 August, 2018

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

The World Cup and royal wedding also helped alcohol and magazine sales this year.

# heatwave - Friday 10 August, 2018

Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave

Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.

# heatwave - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

# heatwave - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Seven dead in Spain as Europe bakes in near-record temperatures

Europe has baked in near-record temperatures but some respite is on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine.

# heatwave - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%

Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.

# heatwave - Friday 3 August, 2018

Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave

With almost no rainfall since May, Sweden has experienced its hottest July in more than 250 years.

# heatwave - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Temperatures in Spain and Portugal could top 48 degrees

The countries are bracing themselves for wildfires.

What county got the most sunshine during June and July? Met Éíreann has been crunching the numbers

The hottest day of the year occurred on 28 June at Shannon Airport.

# heatwave - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees

The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.

# heatwave - Monday 30 July, 2018

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

# heatwave - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'We're just going non-stop': Fire call-outs increase 100% in parts of the country following recent dry spell

While most have been enjoying the heatwave in recent weeks, it has had unexpected side-effects for emergency services.

# heatwave - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The Daily Edge Many viewers noticed that last night's RTÉ weather forecast was more like a blooper reel Heatwave

Many viewers noticed that last night's RTÉ weather forecast was more like a blooper reel

Don’t worry about it Siobhan. Mercury is in retrograde.

# heatwave - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Motorists stuck in cars for hours after heat delays Channel Tunnel trains

Ferry companies were unable to take excess passengers.

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

Met Eireann says that rain is on the way, but will it stick around for the weekend?

It’ll be a bit of a mixed bag in the coming days, but temperatures are finally expected to drop.

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