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Weekend weather: rainfall warning for Galway, Cork and Kerry
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Weekend weather: rainfall warning for Galway, Cork and Kerry

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A wet weekend is in store according to Met Éireann, with the possibility of hail on Sunday.
A wet weekend is in store according to Met Éireann, with the possibility of hail on Sunday.

Met Éireann has issued a rainfall warning for Galway, Cork and Kerry. Over 25mm of rain is likely to fall in a 12-hour period, locally up to 40mm in mountainous areas.

Elsewhere, tomorrow will start very wet with the heavy rain spreading east in the morning. Drier conditions will follow from the west during the day but with still some rain at times. Mild with temperatures of 17°C to 19°C. Very windy initially in the east but the winds moderating.

Outlook

The outlook for the rest of the weekend and the week ahead is for a continuation of a mobile Atlantic airflow bringing mixed conditions across Ireland. There will be sunny spells and good drying intervals but spells of heavy rain and passing showers at times also. Temperatures around average and overall quite a windy period with gales at times at sea and rough seas.

Sunday will be a bright, cool and breezy day with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers of rain or hail. Highest temperatures of 12°C to 15°C degrees in fresh west to southwest winds.

On-farm management

In this week's beef management notes, Kieran Mailey offers advice on finishing cattle at grass, planning your final grazing rotation and management at weaning..

In dairy management notes, Aidan Brennan covers EBI change, slurry and quality milk.

In sheep management notes, Darren Carty discusses ewe condition, fat cover and kill-out in lambs and a reminder of the closing of the current tranche in TAMS II.

And finally, our tillage editor Andy Doyle says that while early drilling should be minimised or avoided to help minimise problems, rows of straw are now acting to prevent planting operations in very many fields. tillage management notes.

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