As cynical as we Irish can be about almost everything, we do have an overwhelmingly positive attitude when it comes to the weather.

For a country that is notoriously rainy, we really do never give up hope that one day the sun will come.

And at last… that day is here.

It may not be Leaving Cert week but it sure does feel like it. And with the rise in temperature we have no doubt that there is going to be a serious surge in ice cream sales too.

Is there anything better than basking in the sunlight with a Cornetto? If so we certainly don't know what it is.

And we definitely are not the only ones: HB has predicted that it will sell 200,000 ice creams every day during the current heatwave.  

That means that more than a quarter of million HB ice creams are likely to be sold EVERY DAY during the heatwave – that is A LOT of ice cream. 

So before you get your bikini on, run to the shop and make sure your freezer is fully stocked because it looks like our frozen friends could be a sell out. 

Now we just need to pray that it lasts till the weekend.