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Yellow warning for high temperatures issued for Waterford

A Status Yellow weather warning for high temperatures has been issued for counties including Waterford.

Met Éireann has issued the warning, on top of an advisory earlier in the week, for very hot weather across Munster and Leinster this week.

It comes into effect from 12 noon on Thursday (August 11th) and continues until 6am on Sunday (August 14th).

They're predicting maximum temperatures generally of 27 to 29 degrees.

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It will also be warm at night, with temperatures generally not dipping below 15 degrees Celsius.

However, as Waterford City Weather's Michael Kelly has been telling WLR, daytime temperatures may not be as high in coastal areas like Waterford, due to sea breezes.

The full warning from Met Éireann:

Status Yellow - High Temperature warning for Leinster and Munster

Met Éireann Weather Warning

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Very warm or hot on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with maximum temperatures generally of 27 to 29 degrees. Warm at night with temperatures generally staying above 15 degrees. Daytime temperatures may not be as high in coastal areas due to sea breezes.

Impacts:
• Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population
• High Solar UV index
• Risk of water related incidents

Valid: 12:00 Thursday 11/08/2022 to 06:00 Sunday 14/08/2022

Issued: 15:27 Tuesday 09/08/2022

 

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