Temperatures in Ireland exceeded 28C in some areas today as a heatwave continues to affect many parts of Europe.
A Status Yellow high temperature warning was in effect for six counties in the west and south during the afternoon.
The warning was for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. Met Éireann also advised that the Solar UV index countrywide would be very high.
Met Éireann's Dr Klara Finkele said that an easterly flow was bringing warm continental weather to Ireland.
She said the good weather will last tomorrow, with some areas experiencing temperatures of 27C, but temperatures will drop after that.
Pollen Forecast: Very High for Friday and Saturday.https://t.co/Mk9TzkcVhq— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 27, 2019
Saturday will still be a warm day with temperatures ranging from 20 to 25C.
She said Sunday will be "quite breezy" and temperatures will return to normal in the high teens and low 20s from then.
Dr Finkele said it was too early to say if Ireland will experience further hot weather this summer.
As the mercury level rises over the next few days, please stay safe on the roads, don't leave children and animals unattended in vehicles, if swimming please stay safe and obey warning notices.— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 27, 2019
Above all mind each other and enjoy the weather!! pic.twitter.com/VnEFlmyB3e
The ESB has urged people not to swim in ESB reservoirs due to the risk of deep waters and fast-flowing currents.
The reservoirs include those at Poulaphoca and Golden Falls in Wicklow, Leixlip in Kildare, the Ardnacrusha headrace, Inniscarra and Carrigadrohid in Cork and Lough Nacung in Co Donegal.