Met Éireann has issued a high temperature advisory for the entire country ahead of a stint of particularly hot weather.
The advisory, which was issued on Wednesday at 3pm, warned: "Ireland will experience a hot spell Sunday and into early next week.
"Daytime temperatures will widely reach the high 20s, possible exceeding 30 degrees in some locations."
Met Éireann have issued a High Temperature Advisory for Ireland 🌡️
Ireland will experience a hot spell on Sunday and into early next week. Day time temperatures will widely reach the high 20's, may exceed 30°C in some locations
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 13, 2022
The warning will remain in effect until midnight on Wednesday, July 20th.
The forecaster added that temperatures are also set to remain "uncomfortably warm overnight".
In the meantime, highest daytime temperatures to Saturday are expected to remain in the low-to-mid 20s, with cloud and scattered showers disrupting warm sunny spells in parts of the country.
The public are being warned to avoid taking risks if they intend to go swimming.
Two people have lost their lives this week, after getting into difficulty while swimming in Dublin and Clare.
The acting CEO of Water Safety Ireland Roger Sweeney said the public should avoid using inflatable toys in the water.