A Met Éireann meteorologist says temperatures could soar to up to 27 degrees across the Northern Sound region over the coming days.
Speaking on today's Wider View, Paul Downes revealed that temperatures will hit their peak on Saturday and Sunday, however the sunshine will be short-lived as thunderstorms are expected from Monday onwards with temperatures remaining in the mid-twenties.
While the region is set to get it's first August heatwave since 2006, Paul also warned that night time temperatures will become increasingly "humid" and "uncomfortable" over the coming days.
Meanwhile, a status orange forest fire risk is in place until next Tuesday, after it was issued by the Department of Agriculture due to the current weather conditions and expected level of risk over the coming days.
After what was a slow start to the summer weather, Paul believes it is best for locals to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, as the chances of warm spells continuing until the end of the month are unlikely: