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Co Armagh heatwave: Temperatures to soar to ‘epic proportions next week’

Have you booked to go away on holiday next week?

Joke’s on you it seems as Co Armagh – and much of the UK – is set to bask in temperatures into the mid 20s, with southern reaches expected to see the mercury top 30 degrees.

It is being described as a heatwave of “epic proportions” by forecasters and Armagh will peak at around 26 degrees – which counts as epic for sure.

And despite some really questionable weather over the last week or so, the warm temperatures are set to hit our shores on Sunday.

Of course, Co Armagh will be hotter than many places in Europe – well, some places at least. Those less fortunate than ourselves will be the Portuguese.

James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said a lengthy period of hot weather could well be expected into July.

He said: “Our high confidence projections continue to show a massive build of high pressure across our shores from later this week onwards.

“This is likely to bathe the country in another prolonged period of very hot weather of potentially epic proportions during the final third of June and into July.

“It is now becoming plausible that we could see temperatures approaching or exceeding the 30C (86F) mark across many parts of the UK at times within this period.

“It could turn even hotter in some parts to the south and west of the country.

“Temperature records could certainly be at risk within this period.”

The only question for many people will be: what flavour of ice-cream do I want?

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