Temperatures again expected to top 30 degrees in places.
The hot conditions are continuing today with temperatures again expected to top 30 degrees in parts, with cooler conditions forecast over the weekend.
Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far - with a high of 30.8 degrees recorded at Mount Dillon in Co Roscommon, followed closely by Mullingar at 30 degrees.
The previous record for this year had been recorded in Durrow in Laois last Saturday, reaching 29.6 degrees.
Met Éireann has two high temperature warnings in place until tomorrow morning, including a status orange warning for Westmeath and yellow for Laois and Offaly.
Offaly forecaster Cathal Nolan, from Ireland's Weather Channel, says the hot conditions are to stick around for a little while yet:
Another very warm day with 30.8C reached at Mount Dillon, Roscommon. This is the highest temperature of the year so far #Heatwave ??????— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 21, 2021
Tomorrow, Thurs will be another very warm day. keep safe in the sun #sunsmart ?????? pic.twitter.com/qJnZovrqQV