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Ireland records hottest temperature in over a century at 33C

DUBLIN: A temperature of 33C was recorded at Phoenix Park in Dublin at 1pm on Monday. It was the highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland in July and breaks the high temperature records for the 21st and 20th century.

The previous record at Phoenix Park was 29.5 degrees Celsius in 1989. The highest temperature ever reported in Ireland was 33.3C at Kilkenny Castle in 1887. Earlier, 30.1 degrees Celsius was recorded at the weather station in Phoenix Park.

Met Éireann has warned the public to be vigilant in this scorching conditions.

According to the Carlow Weather Report, Dublin Airport also set an all-time record temperature, with a temperature of 28.9 Celsius yesterday afternoon.

Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann Evelyn Cusack said Monday was the hottest day of the summer.

Meanwhile, Irish Water has imposed night-time water supply restrictions in 15 areas across the Midlands and South East to deal with rising consumption. It has been advised not to waste water and use it sparingly.

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