Hot weather will be returning to Ireland as western Europe braces for a heatwave.

With a potentially dangerous heatwave anticipated across western Europe the first week of August, Ireland is gearing up for a blast of warm weather just in time for the bank holiday weekend. 

An area of high pressure above Ireland will help push a so-called plume of warm air from Spain north and east towards Ireland. Temperatures as high as 27 C (80.6 F) are expected in parts of Ireland.

Iberia is not the only place seeing high temperatures, in fact much of Europe will see a rise in temperatures by Friday

— Met Office (@metoffice) July 31, 2018

"High pressure will start to build over Ireland from Thursday, bringing the warmer and drier weather,” Met Eireann, Ireland’s national weather forecaster, predicted.

However, it seems Ireland will be spared the soaring temperatures anticipated nearby.

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According to AccuWeather, "highs on Friday are anticipated to range from 31 C (88 F) in London and Berlin to 35 C (95 F) in Paris and 40 C (104 F) in Madrid and approaching 43 C (110 F) in Seville, Spain.

"Temperatures will continue to soar 6-12 degrees Celsius (10-24 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal in most of these cities through at least the weekend.

A heat wave will build across western Europe later this week:

— AccuWeather (@breakingweather) July 31, 2018

"'It is not out of the question for temperatures to reach 49 C (120 F) in southwestern Spain and parts of southern Portugal Friday into Sunday,’ AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said."

Typically in July and early August, Ireland sees average high temperatures of 19 C (67 F). 

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