Extreme heatwaves across Europe will push up temperatures in Ireland again this week and could hit 30 degrees in Ireland by Monday.
The hottest day of the year was recorded yesterday with temperatures reaching 27.7 degrees in the Phoenix Park.
Met Éireann’s Paul Downes, says we could see even higher temperatures in the coming days.
"On Saturday and Sunday, we're looking at getting into the upper 20's and on Monday it could get even higher than that."
Extreme heat in Europe is building in places like France, Spain and Portugal - possibly reaching 47 degrees in some parts this week.
In the UK an amber alert has been issued for Sunday with record highs of 40 degrees on the cards - and the potential for the UK’s first heatwave emergency.
Climatologist Professor John Sweeney from Maynooth University says the effects of the impact of climate change are evident.
"We are beginning to pay the price for climate change, even here in Ireland we are seeing signs of it occurring with extremes."
Met Éireann says it’ll be monitoring the situation and whether a high temperature alert needs to be issued.