Met Eireann, the Irish government official weather site, has warned Ireland’s heatwave will extend until July 11th and possibly as long as two weeks.

Meanwhile Irish Water have announced that window washing, car washing and watering sports pitches is currently banned.

The weather forecast is that "The mostly dry and warm weather will continue across Ireland for the rest of this week and through next week as well, thus exacerbating drought conditions."

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Meanwhile, Midland Weather Channel have announced the following: "The remarkable dry spell experienced across the country over the past number of weeks looks set to continue for at least another 10 days, with all areas recording above normal temperatures and sunshine totals, while rainfall is simply not expected at all.

Boy drinking water. Credit: iStock

Boy drinking water. Credit: iStock

"A status red warning for forest fires certainly remains in place right across the country. A message of thanks is extended also to the fire services, the army, and Coillte, for their efforts in controlling the wildfire in the Slieve Bloom Mountains over the past couple of days.

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"Farming conditions are expected to remain severely restricted over the coming weeks due to the lack of growth caused by near-record temperatures and soil moisture deficits in excess of 90 mm in many areas."