Temperatures will reach highs of 25°C to 30°C in most areas, with some inland counties possibly set to exceed 30°C, Met Éireann has forecast.

A status yellow high temperature warning will remain in place from noon Friday until 6am on Sunday.

Coastal regions are set to remain milder, with sea breezes developing in the afternoon. Winds are to remain light inland.

Lowest nightly temperatures will remain above 15°C.


Saturday is to remain warm, dry and sunny, with only a light northeast breeze.

Temperatures will reach highs of 26°C to 30°C and possibly exceed 30°C in some inland areas, Met Éireann has said.

The night is set to stay warm, with temperatures not set to fall below 15°C to 18°C.


After a warm and dry start, there is the possibility of some heavy showers or thundery downpours in parts.

Temperatures in the mid- to high-20s are to be expected.

There may be some showers on Sunday night, with humidity remaining muggy.

Management notes


This week, Adam Woods takes a look at grass availability in drought conditions and concentrate supplementation of water supplies for cows in warm weather.


Aidan Brennan covers herd management during the heatwave, lameness in dairy cows and this week’s focus on dairy equipment.


The rapid progress of the harvest, indications of crop yield performance and the recent roll-back of changes to stubble cultivation rules are in Andy Doyle’s weekly tillage notes.


Darren Carty goes into flock management considerations during the heatwave, keeping ahead of flystrike and the discontinuation of the Scabivax orf vaccine in this week’s sheep notes.