France has been put under its highest-level danger alert as a heatwave brings life-threatening conditions.
Forecasters predict temperatures of up to 45 Celsius in some parts.
Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic have all recorded their highest-ever June temperatures, and in Spain, firefighters are battling Catalonia’s worst wildfires in 20 years.
Here at home, we’re enjoying much milder conditions. Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says a nice weekend is in store.