Six counties are currently under a Status Orange weather warning.

Today is set to be the warmest of the year so far as the heatwave continues.

Temperatures could reach above 31 degrees in parts, with six counties under a status orange weather warning.

The status orange warning is in place for Cavan, Monaghan, south Leitrim, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath.

Source: Twitter (@MetEireann) 

The rest of the country has a status yellow alert – both run until Friday.

According to Met Eireann, Athlone could be the hottest place in Ireland today.