Sat, 08 Oct 2022

DUBLIN, Ireland - During the current heat wave, twelve of Met Eireann's weather stations recorded maximum temperatures for August that were the highest in more than four decades.

With a new high of 30.6 degrees Celsius, the Moore Park station in County Cork smashed its previous record for the highest temperature.

Seven stations also noted heatwaves, defined as temperatures above 25 degrees Celsius for five or more straight days, with a number of locations recording 30.6 degrees, not equaled since mid-1976.

"While 2022 gave Ireland rising heat events, looking over a prolonged duration reveals a pattern in Ireland's temperatures", according to the head of Met Eireann's Climate Services Division.

Keith Lambkin stated, "temperatures in 20 of the 21 years this century have all been above what was thought to be normal in the 1970s, and climate models anticipate this tendency to continue."

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