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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Heatwave

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'Stay out of the sun' - Britain's heatwave is nearly at national emergency levels
Temperatures in London are topping 30 degrees.
Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze
The fire has been brought under control this evening.
Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave
With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.
Irish Air Corps called to help fight wildfire in Armagh
The fire is just two miles from the border.
It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way
Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.
Motorists warned about dangers of soft tar mixing with rain when the weather inevitably changes
A greasy film, one which makes travel by car treacherous, may form on Irish roads as a consequence of melted tar mixing with rainwater
9 summer lip products that won't melt off your face in this heat
No more melty faces, please.
Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger
The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.
Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave
There have been reports of new mothers and pregnant women in hospitals struggling with the heat.
It will be cloudy today - but it will still be roasting
Early indications are that the good weather will continue for most of next week.
At least 19 people killed in Canada heatwave as temperatures soar
12 of the dead were reported in the eastern province’s capital Montreal.
Firefighters tackle large forest blaze on Slieve Bloom
Roads have been closed and helicopter water drops are taking place.
Children's hospital pleads with parents to keep their children protected from the sun
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has seen a spike in the number of children presenting with serious sunburn in the last week.
Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?
Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.
Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.
The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs
We’ll remember this heatwave fondly when it’s on Reeling In the Years.
How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave
More flies causing annoyance as the hot weather soars – what can you do about the pests?
Irish Water issues another urgent appeal for people to conserve water as Dublin hosepipe ban to kick in
In all, 39 water supplies around the country are under night-time water restrictions.
Quiz: Are these heatwave 'facts' true or false?
It’s so hot.
Ice pops and mud baths: Keeping Dublin Zoo's residents cool in the heatwave
Lounging by the pool is an activity all mammals seem to enjoy.
Met Eireann issues drought warning for entire country as heatwave continues
The weather service issued the warning this morning at 11.
Public asked to keep an eye out for distressed fish during heatwave
Not everyone is enjoying the heat.
Here are some of the best photos readers around the country have sent in this week
Ireland is looking fierce well this week.
Is it too hot yet? We hit the streets to ask
Are you melting? Are you sweltering? Is the heat just too much for you?