We've reached the point in time during every Irish summer when it's inexplicably a million degrees (or close enough to it) and not even a 99 or a blow-up paddling pool can take the edge off.
It's a time of Factor 50, farmer tans and bagga-cans, and with temperatures expected to reach almost 30 degrees this week, people all across Ireland will be looking for any way to cool down.
See how people are reacting to and coping with the heat:
the heat in ireland got me feeling like that one episode of normal people pic.twitter.com/LMLZN1ZFcO— nathan (@NathanR38) August 10, 2022
We can all feel this one
Heatwave warning for irish people: DO NOT SIT ON LEATHER CHAIRS WHILE WEARING SHORTS. I've just stood up and my thighs are flayed.— Jessica Traynor (@JessicaTraynor6) August 10, 2022
The rest of us are dying, Kevin!
Another advantage to working from home during an Irish heatwave. pic.twitter.com/kwabNr2E42— Kevin McGuigan (@KGMcGuigan) August 10, 2022
This salad is unbeatable... hon the mammies!
Spain? Is that you?
☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️— IrishSam☘️™️ (@letsrockinroll3) August 10, 2022
This was the#fortyfoot #dunlaoighaire #dublin #ireland today #Summer #Ireland #irish #heatwave #Heatwave2022 #August
Love it ☘️ #Scenery #SummerVibes #summertime
Best time of year ☀️☀️☀️☘️ pic.twitter.com/dhUziRdn4E
Listen to Sadhbh, she survived Australia.
For the Irish #HeatWave, here's what I learned in the Aus ones: when the weather is warm, a sandwich for dinner is completely acceptable. It's not like you need a big feed to keep your body heated. Cooking anything just heats your house up. Be lazy. Icecream and fruit is food.— Sadhbhzilla⚡ (@Sadhbhzilla) August 11, 2022
Good luck finding a pack of these!
This should come as a blue and grey duo - 'Irish Summer Sky' and 'Irish Sky'.
If only we all had our own personal fan! I've one 90s era banger without its safety cover and the whole house is fighting over it.
A fur coat in this heat?
The only universally accepted weather in Ireland is "fierce mild".
can ireland go back to its rainy awful weather self bcs i cant hack this heat and it’s only 10am— ciara 16 days (@defencelessnrs) August 11, 2022
God help you if you've no blackout blinds
Not often in Ireland you leave windows closed and blinds down to keep the heat OUT!— Margaret Griffin (@foodborn) August 11, 2022
But after last night.....
Not even the Italians can hack it
I'm from south Italy living in Ireland for 2 decades and for the life of me I'd never thought I'd say this...but it's too hot here now— S.M. (@Mc_lovin_H) August 11, 2022
Doing any manual labour for longer than two minutes in this heat is impressive!
Just went out to mow the lawn. Five minutes and gave up. It's just too hot out there. We're not used to this in Ireland.— David Toft (@dmtoft) August 9, 2022
Remember to keep pets cool by providing plenty of water and shade - if they're in a metal cage on top of a tower at any point, you're doing it wrong!
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