A status yellow blight warning has been issued for 10 counties and will remain in place until 7pm on Friday evening.

Met Éireann said: “Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will continue in southern and western coastal counties through Friday evening.”

The counties affected are Clare, Cork, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford, and Wexford.

Over the last couple of weeks, blight warnings have been issued regularly.