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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Summer

Last year
2022
# food waste
UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
Ukrainians had temporarily partly filled the gap but since the Russian invasion many have been stuck in their homeland.
# No rain
Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years
The change could lead to more measures such as hosepipe bans.
# the explainer
The Explainer: What do the recent extreme temperatures tell us about future Irish summers?
How frequent will heatwaves become, and how quickly can we turn the tide?
# 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.
# animal safety
Here's how to keep your pets safe and cool during the hot weather
Met Éireann has issued a nationwide Status Yellow high temperature warning from tomorrow.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you find it harder to sleep during warm weather?
With warm weather comes the risk of sleepless nights.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
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
# Sunbathing
Warm weather forecast for the week with highs of 21 degrees
There’s sun and heat to be had until Friday.
# Travel Chaos
Poll reveals one in 10 Dublin Airport passengers to change travel plans due to queue chaos
More than 1,000 passengers missed their flights on one day last month due to long security queues.
A new poll reveals the long queues have prompted 12% of Dublin Airport passengers to change or cancel their flights, Michelle Hennessy reports.
Those aged 18-24 were more likely to say they had changed travel plans.
'Just plain unfair': Criticism over summer surge in cost of Dublin Airport parking
Dublin Airport running 'smoothly' following 'busy first wave' earlier today
# stay safe
Public urged to bring a communication device out on the water during activities
Water safety agencies are asking people to be cautious over the Bank Holiday weekend.
All time
# rite of passage
Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.
# Indoor Hospitality
Indoor dining likely to reopen between 19-26 July, Tánaiste says
A proposal is to be brought to Cabinet on Tuesday, which is expected to open indoor dining within NPHET’s guidance.
Voices
Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith has some seasonal cookie recipes to share
Shane Smith has three delicious recipes to share to help you brighten up your meals.
# exam weather
Sunny weather for the weekend ahead - with a possible high of 26 degrees on Sunday
As people travel to the water to cool down this weekend, Water Safety Ireland have asked the public to be careful.
# Taoiseach
Taoiseach expects things to 'settle down' as business group says outdoor dining has improved city atmosphere
Towards the end of the month the government should be able to make a call on what further relaxations might be permissible in August.
Micheál Martin says the government will decide by July if it can 'do more than we signalled'
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has reportedly asked NPHET to consider a phased return to offices in August
Business group DublinTown says outdoor dining has improved the atmosphere in the city
Galway councillor suggests 'designated areas' for outdoor drinking
Covid vaccines: Three million doses have been administered in Ireland
# future plans
Kristoffer Ajer confirms he wants to leave Celtic
The 23-year-old Norway international, who has a year left on his contract, has been linked with Newcastle.
# Summer
Manchester City chairman says club will send ‘strong message’ in transfer window
Khaldoon Al Mubarak is confident the club will find the right replacement for Sergio Aguero.
# 105 minutes
New pub and restaurant rules 'savaged' by TDs as Tánaiste indicates further changes into the summer
A 105-minute time limit will be in place for indoor dining where there is social distancing of one-metre.
# opening up
'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.
# Drug Testing
Drug testing at music festivals will be ready to be rolled out by summer 2021
Junior Minister Frank Feighan says a working group has looked at the issues of drug testing and amnesty bins.
# 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.
# Summer
Temperatures to reach 24 degrees later this week - but we won't escape the rain either
The outlook for the weekend is looking good, but we’re still set for some rain in the coming days.
Voices
So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it
Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.
# summer nights
Quiz: How well do you know these summer songs?
A quiz for a summer night.
# irish-us relations
Dramatic decline in J1 visa popularity prompts calls for government action
There has been a major decline in the number of Irish students travelling to the US on a J1 visa.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you barbecued this summer?
Despite recent bursts of sunshine it took time for summer to arrive this year.
Voices
Stressed about summer with the kids? How to make the next few weeks a success for all the family
Summer can seem like a difficult time to be a parent, but it doesn’t need to be.
# Summer
It's set to be a warm weekend with temperatures reaching 25 degrees in some areas
Sunday is set to be the warmest and sunniest day.
# mercury falling
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
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.
# Your Say
Poll: How hot is too hot?
How much heat can you handle?
# Summer
'A few minutes can be fatal': Dog owners warned not to leave pets in parked cars on warm days
Temperatures of up to 20 degrees are forecast for the next week.
# let the sunshine in
Mostly dry weather with top temperatures back up to 20 degrees today
There are still some rainy days ahead this week.
Voices
The Irish For: Cans, Tans and Summer Plans
Samhradh comes with a sense of disappointment, rarely delivering on its promises of sunshine and gaiety, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
# June weather
Rain, rain and more rain: Forecast predicts another wet week in store
Early indications are predicting that Tuesday will be the nicest day of the week.
# Weather watch
Rain to spread across the country today - but will it stay for the weekend?
Met Eireann predicts that conditions will be warm and unsettled in the coming days.
# Humidity's Rising
Some showers - but the weekend will be mild and humid
The good summer continues.
# Weather watch
Damp start to next week with showers expected in between sunny spells
Some showers next week could turn heavy or possibly thundery.
# Summer
Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own?
It’s definitely not for everyone.
# Heatwave
'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.