Alan O’Reilly, of Carlow Weather, writes:
Another scorcher of a day with my station already up to 24c at 12:20 as Carlow is the hottest spot in the country this lunchtime and it will get up to 27c this afternoon.
The overnight ECMWF model shows almost no rain for most areas for the next 10 days with just the risk of a light passing shower Wednesday and Thursday.
Drought conditions will worsen with hay fields like that in the photo not seeing any new growth. Soil deficit levels are up to 86mm off normal which means it would take 86mm of rain to get soil levels back to normal.
I’ll have an update later this evening with a full forecast, enjoy the weather but conserve that water 😁