Dry and sunny in most areas today, according to Met Éireann, with just a few showers in eastern and northwestern coastal areas. Maximum temperatures of 6°C to 9°C. Tonight will be mainly dry and cold with widespread frost and a risk of icy patches. Minimum temperatures -2°C to plus 2°C degrees. Fog is also likely to form.


Frost will clear on Saturday morning but fog may linger in some parts. There will be some sunshine at first but cloud will increase from the Atlantic, followed by patchy rain and drizzle in the west and northwest. The rest of the country will stay dry. A cold day, with maximum temperatures of 3°C to 7°C, coldest where fog lingers.

Saturday night will be dry in many areas, with a few clear spells, but mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mainly in Atlantic coastal counties. Minimum temperatures 0°C to 4°C, with a risk of frost where any breaks in cloud occur. There will also be a risk of fog.


It will be mostly cloudy at first, with some patchy rain and drizzle in places, but becoming bright and mostly dry during the day, with sunny spells developing. A few scattered showers will occur along northern and eastern coasts. Cold, with maximum temperatures of 6°C to 9°C. Sunday night will be mainly dry and clear, but very cold and frosty, with a risk of icy patches. Mist and fog patches also. Minimum temperatures 0°C to - 4°C celsius.

Management notes


Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at front-loading meal to weanlings, correct use of vaccinations and the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep mart demos.


In this week's management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at how much meal to feed cows, when to vaccinate, and the market for cull cows.


Heavy rain plus a significant drop in soil temperatures may have ended planting opportunities for the foreseeable future, writes Andy Doyle.


There has been an increase in cases of tapeworm infection reported in recent weeks, writes Darren Carty.

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