Heatwave set to continue until weekend The hottest temperature in the country today was 29.5C recorded at Shannon Airport.This equalled yesterday's top temperature, which was recorded at mount dillion in roscommon. Although no orange alert was issued today, there is a chance that that met eireann could issue the warning if temperatures go over 30 degrees in the coming days. Meanwhile, aa roadwatch received a number of reports of tar melting on roads in the extreme heat. Met eireann says there will be no let up in the searing temperatures over the coming days in fact, it is only going to get hotter. It is expecting to upgrade its heatwave warning to an orange alert for the first time ever today as temperatures in parts of the country top 30 degrees.It issued a yellow alert earlier this week. Dublin airport also recorded an unusually warm 26c at its weather station where temperatures have never risen as high as 30c. Figures show that yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far, which also means it was the warmest since the july heatwave of 2006. And it doesn't stop there.Forecasters have warned temperatures are set to soar again today and 30c could be common in many parts. "Thirty degrees is quite likely today in parts of the west but it won't be widespread,"Said mr luijkx. "It's a combination of the very warm air mass from tropical regions and the long periods of sunshine every day that's making the temperatures exceptionally high,"He explained. An orange alert is issued if temperatures top 30c.Mr luijkx said this has never happened in ireland before for heat, although alerts have been issued for wind and rain. Even in july 2006, when the country basked in glorious sunshine, an orange alert wasn't issued as the colourcoded system hadn't been adopted by met eireann at the time. The heat was building all day across the country as thousands headed to parks, lakes and beaches to http://www.weddingcms.com/ try and cool off. Click to see the hottest places in ireland In donegal, thousands of householders had their water supply stopped last night as donegal county council said it was imposing restrictions during offpeak periods until further notice. South tipperary county council is also operating nighttime shutoffs from 9pm to 7am in a number of areas due to increased demand for water in the current dry spell. Cork county council appealed to consumers in the north and west of the county to restrict their use of water to"Essential purposes only". And kerry county council urged water consumers to avoid all unnecessary usage. Dublin city council has also appealed to Bridesmaid Dresseswww.weddingcms.com consumers to continue conserving water. Despite Cheap Prom Dresses the concerns, the tourism and retail industries are enjoying a bumper july so far. Strawberries, burgers and sun cream are flying off the shelves as the heatwave sparks massive sales of the summer essentials. Meanwhile, the irish coast guard has also issued a warning to people to pay special attention to water safety this week as thousands head for the country's beaches. As met eireann remains poised to issue its first ever orange alert heat warning, the hse maintains that failure to protect against the rising temperatures could be fatal. The advice issued by Cheap Graduation Dresses Australia the department of health and the hse reminded the public that deaths of older people can reportedly rise as much as 60pc during a heatwave.
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