The usual Leaving Cert heatwave we were denied has finally decided to show up this week. A record-breaking heatwave is sweeping across Europe this week, with record breaking temperatures likely across the continent. Temporary fountains have been put in place in France with temperatures expected to hit 40 degrees.
Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland are all expecting records broken, and Spain could see 35 degrees in most of the country, and 40 in places.
At home, Wednesday is expected to be warm and sunny, with the odd shower, and temperatures reaching 24 degrees. Thursday will be another dry and sunny day with highs of 27 degrees and the same again on Friday.
It's expected to cool down slightly this weekend with sunny spells and showers on Saturday with highs of 25 degrees and on Sunday it will reach 20 degrees.
Its not all good news however. Yet again, a swimming ban has been issued for Dublin beaches, after a sewage spill at Ringsend. Sandycove, the Forty Foot, Seapoint, and Dollymount are all affected. Notices warning bathers and swimmers not to enter the water will be put up at the affected areas. These temporary prohibition notices will remain in place until water conditions return to normal and sampling results are clear. These notices are expected to last for at least three days.
You'll have to go a bit further afield than usual if you want to cool off with a swim this week sadly. We hear Bray is OK this time of year?