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.
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.