Record breaking temperatures in Northern Ireland are like buses; you wait ages for a new record and then three come along in the space of six days.
The new high— which has to be confirmed — was recorded at Armagh yesterday sending the mercury up to 31.4 degrees Celsius.
Before this week’s heatwave the previous record was set 38 years ago at 30.8 degrees C.
While the most common summer complaint is usually that there is too much rain in the province many people are now crying out for a little precipitation.
After sweltering days and sleepless nights, the feel of a slight drizzle on the skin is the stuff of dreams.
But fear not, for as sure as death and taxes, rain will follow in the not too distant future and then we will be wondering why we ever wished the sunshine away.
So the message must be to enjoy the summer weather while it lasts as the endless dreary winters, when we wish for summer again, will be with us soon enough.