Weather forecast

Met Éireann is forecasting a dry day at first, with the best of the sunshine in eastern areas. However cloud will build from the west and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will develop along Atlantic coasts around noon. Rain will extend eastwards through the course of the afternoon, although some eastern parts may hold dry until evening time. Highest temperatures will range from 15°C to 17°C in freshening winds, especially in coastal areas.

In the news

  • Farmers are furious as the budget increase in stamp duty proves to be a €14m land tax bombshell.
  • Turkish authorities say there is good demand ahead for Irish cattle.
  • Germany leads the way on global milk price, but Ireland is catching up.
  • Coming up on

  • The latest agri jobs.
  • A new dairy science centre is in the works.
  • We look out for more grain price announcements.
  • What’s on today

  • Irish Farmers Journal/Ulster Farmers’ Union Dairy Conference – ‘Planning for a future in dairying’, 10.30am, Seagoe Hotel, Portadown, Co Armagh (registration required)
  • To find out more about events near you, visit our agri-events calendar.