Code red across sizzling Europe but grey skies over Cork

Code red across sizzling Europe but grey skies over Cork
Cousins Donal O’Callaghan, Marcus Wearen, Josh Spratt, Michael and Liam O’Callaghan having fun in the surf at the Warren beach, Rosscarbery, Co Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

AS Europe basks in a record-breaking heatwave, Cork is facing a mix of rain and cloudy skies in the days ahead.

In Bordeaux, a record temperature of 41.2C was recorded today, breaking a 2003 record, while the mercury is expected to hit 37C in London on Thursday, promising to be the hottest July day ever recorded there.

Calum and Saoirse Nodwell with Oliver O’Brien, Watergrasshill having fun at the Warren beach, Rosscarbery, Co Cork. Picture Dan Linehan
Calum and Saoirse Nodwell with Oliver O’Brien, Watergrasshill having fun at the Warren beach, Rosscarbery, Co Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Belgium has issued a code red weather warning while parts of Spain are also under red alert.

However, here in Ireland, Cork was missing out on the best of the weather, with the mercury rising to more than 25 degrees in Dublin while dreary cloud remained over Leeside.

Met Éireann has warned of some heavy rain in the southwest in the days ahead, with highest temperatures ranging from 18 to 21 degrees.

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