Summer has well and truly arrived.

The hot weather saw people flocking to Seapoint in south Dublin for a swim or a paddle, canoeing, stripping off or playing tennis. Others visited Dublin Zoo for an intimate picnic with the sea lions.

Despite the soaring records, the Met Office say we haven't yet broken any records set in previous years.

The good news from the Met Office is that the good weather is likely to continue.

An RTÉ News broadcast on 12 July 1983. The reporter is Colm Connolly.