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Carlow on alert with mercury set to spike later

It’s the longest day of the year and it looks like its also going to be the hottest so far.

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for high temperatures for later to 5 counties -Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.

The alert will be in place¬†from 12 noon today and continues until 6 o’clock this evening.

Highs of 27 or 28 degrees are expected across those counties as the current heatwave reaches its peak.