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Dublin: 15 °C Tuesday 18 June, 2019

#Heatwave

From TheJournal.ie January was Australia's hottest month ever Strewth

January was Australia's hottest month ever

The record smashing month comes hot on the heels of the hottest December on record.

From TheJournal.ie Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar Heatwave

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

From TheJournal.ie People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia New Record

People given free beer as temperatures top 49 degrees in Australia

Heat-stressed bats are falling from trees.

From TheJournal.ie Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave Extreme Weather

Australian town records temperature of 49.3 Celsius as country sizzles in record-breaking heatwave

High temperatures are not unusual in Australia during its arid southern hemisphere summer.

From TheJournal.ie Met Eireann confirm summer 2018 as one of hottest and driest in decades Hot Hot Hot

Met Eireann confirm summer 2018 as one of hottest and driest in decades

According to the forecaster, the unusually warm summer was down to a shift in the north Atlantic jet stream.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought Water Restrictions

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Documents show that Irish Water made the request for when schools broke for the summer holidays.

From TheJournal.ie Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave Hot Off The Shelves

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

The World Cup and royal wedding also helped alcohol and magazine sales this year.

From TheJournal.ie Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave Dry Spell

Red Cross warn that North Korea is on the brink of a 'full-blown' food crisis as crops fail in heatwave

Recent UN sanctions have deepened the food crisis in the secretive state.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites Fodder Crisis

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

From TheJournal.ie Seven dead in Spain as Europe bakes in near-record temperatures Heatwave

Seven dead in Spain as Europe bakes in near-record temperatures

Europe has baked in near-record temperatures but some respite is on the horizon after weeks of nonstop sunshine.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40% Bad Buzz

'Bad year' for bumblebees as extreme weather sees levels reduce by up to 40%

Storms and snow have depleted bee populations, but it may not entirely be a bad thing.

From TheJournal.ie Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave European Record

Two dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave

With almost no rainfall since May, Sweden has experienced its hottest July in more than 250 years.

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures in Spain and Portugal could top 48 degrees European Record

Temperatures in Spain and Portugal could top 48 degrees

The countries are bracing themselves for wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie What county got the most sunshine during June and July? Met Éíreann has been crunching the numbers Feelin Hot Hot Hot

What county got the most sunshine during June and July? Met Éíreann has been crunching the numbers

The hottest day of the year occurred on 28 June at Shannon Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees Heatwave

Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees

The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last Supermarket Sweep

Additional 7 million pints of beer sold this summer compared to last

The sale of lager was up 11.6% compared to the same 12 week period last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're just going non-stop': Fire call-outs increase 100% in parts of the country following recent dry spell Heatwave

'We're just going non-stop': Fire call-outs increase 100% in parts of the country following recent dry spell

While most have been enjoying the heatwave in recent weeks, it has had unexpected side-effects for emergency services.

Many viewers noticed that last night's RTÉ weather forecast was more like a blooper reel

Don’t worry about it Siobhan. Mercury is in retrograde.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists stuck in cars for hours after heat delays Channel Tunnel trains Heatwave

Motorists stuck in cars for hours after heat delays Channel Tunnel trains

Ferry companies were unable to take excess passengers.

From The42 Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun Coming In Hot

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

From TheJournal.ie Met Eireann says that rain is on the way, but will it stick around for the weekend? Weather

Met Eireann says that rain is on the way, but will it stick around for the weekend?

It’ll be a bit of a mixed bag in the coming days, but temperatures are finally expected to drop.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stay out of the sun' - Britain's heatwave is nearly at national emergency levels Scorchio

'Stay out of the sun' - Britain's heatwave is nearly at national emergency levels

Temperatures in London are topping 30 degrees.

From TheJournal.ie Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze Under Control

Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze

The fire has been brought under control this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave Heatwave

Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave

With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Air Corps called to help fight wildfire in Armagh Slieve Gullion

Irish Air Corps called to help fight wildfire in Armagh

The fire is just two miles from the border.

From TheJournal.ie It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way Hot Weather

It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists warned about dangers of soft tar mixing with rain when the weather inevitably changes Grease

Motorists warned about dangers of soft tar mixing with rain when the weather inevitably changes

A greasy film, one which makes travel by car treacherous, may form on Irish roads as a consequence of melted tar mixing with rainwater

9 summer lip products that won't melt off your face in this heat

No more melty faces, please.

From TheJournal.ie Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger Reptile Weather

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

From TheJournal.ie Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave High Pressure

Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave

There have been reports of new mothers and pregnant women in hospitals struggling with the heat.

From TheJournal.ie It will be cloudy today - but it will still be roasting Cloud At Last

It will be cloudy today - but it will still be roasting

Early indications are that the good weather will continue for most of next week.

From TheJournal.ie At least 19 people killed in Canada heatwave as temperatures soar Quebec

At least 19 people killed in Canada heatwave as temperatures soar

12 of the dead were reported in the eastern province’s capital Montreal.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters tackle large forest blaze on Slieve Bloom Heatwave

Firefighters tackle large forest blaze on Slieve Bloom

Roads have been closed and helicopter water drops are taking place.

From TheJournal.ie Children's hospital pleads with parents to keep their children protected from the sun Temple Street

Children's hospital pleads with parents to keep their children protected from the sun

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital has seen a spike in the number of children presenting with serious sunburn in the last week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward Limerick

Man says mother developed sepsis in 'torturous 42 degree' hospital ward

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that hospital management “should be responding to the needs of their patients”.

The DSPCA have been sharing videos of their staff feeding ice-pops to horses and pigs

We’ll remember this heatwave fondly when it’s on Reeling In the Years.

From TheJournal.ie How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave Infestation

How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave

More flies causing annoyance as the hot weather soars – what can you do about the pests?

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water issues another urgent appeal for people to conserve water as Dublin hosepipe ban to kick in Heatwave

Irish Water issues another urgent appeal for people to conserve water as Dublin hosepipe ban to kick in

In all, 39 water supplies around the country are under night-time water restrictions.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Are these heatwave 'facts' true or false? Heatwave

Quiz: Are these heatwave 'facts' true or false?

It’s so hot.

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