In case you thought this heat was getting serious, Met Eireann has issued a drought warning from all of Ireland as and from this weekend.

The meteorological service issued the Status Yellow alert effective from 11AM this morning until Friday midnight, with the scorching temperatures expected to continue right through the week and possibly into next week.

Temperatures are expected to top 30 degrees celsius today, with a further Status Yellow alert from today for high temperatures. On top of all that, a hosepipe ban is in effect in the Greater Dublin Area for the rest of the weekend until Monday.

Lads, it's hot. Enjoy an ice-cream and relax, and try to forget that it was snowing like crazy just three months ago.