Record breaking temperatures are set to slip back in the coming days as the heatwave that has gripped the country comes to an end.

The eastern half of the country will continue to bask in sunshine for a little longer with highs of 27 or 28 degrees.

The rest of the country will become cooler and fresher with highs of 16 to 22 degrees

The second highest temperature on record was recorded in Dublin's Phoenix Park yesterday hitting 33.1 degrees.

The fourth highest temperature yesterday was recorded at Mount Dillon in Roscommon at 31.4 degrees.

The next highest temperatures in Connacht were Athenry at 30.5, Markree at 28.2, Claremorris at 27.7, Knock Airport at 27.6 and Newport Furnace at 23.5.

Cathal Nolan of Irelands Weather Channel says there will be a gradual breakdown of the warm settled weather.