Friday 22nd June 2018:
This spell of dry, warm weather is here to be enjoyed but it is also necessary to take appropriate precautions and respect the water.
Liz Walsh, forecaster with Met Éireann, has compiled the below outlook for the upcoming good weather:
“High pressure will be a dominant theme of our weather out to the end of June, bringing an extended period of dry, fine and settled weather to our shores. Long sunny periods by day are likely for many areas, with increasingly warm or hot conditions expected to develop by mid-week. Daytime highs are expected to rise into the mid to high twenties away from coasts, while night-time temperatures will be in the mid-teens. Sea surface temperatures are around 12 to 15 degrees at present so, it will feel cooler at the coasts in onshore sea breezes.”
With many people set to take part in water leisure activities, both coastal and inland, awareness of the dangers associated with these activities very important.
Please spend some time looking at the following website www.safetyonthewater.ie. Knowing what to do in an emergency could save someone else’s life.
Please be vigilant around the water, and if you see anybody in trouble, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the coast guard.