Weather forecast

Scattered showers at first today but outbreaks of rain will develop over the southern half of the country this afternoon and evening. Windy at first and feeling much cooler than recently. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius. It will be strong and gusty with westerly winds steadily backing south-westerly while moderating through the afternoon.

Early tonight, rain in the south will clear and showers further north will die out with clear spells developing. Southwest winds will slacken and it will turn cold, with some grass frost and fog patches forming. Lowest temperatures 1 to 5 degrees Celsius.

In the news

  • A weekend of heavy rainfall meant some areas of the country were hit with up to 60mm of rain over the past two days. Twenty four hours of rain in Omagh left many acres of farmland under water around Omagh in Co Tyrone.
  • There were strong numbers at Balla mart on Saturday. The day saw a strong entry of bullocks and heifers, a special in-calf heifers sale and a charity sale take place.

  • Plus, a row is erupting in the UK between mart auctioneers and meat processors because of lack of clarity surrounding a new regulation that penalises cattle that have changed ownership more than three times.
  • Coming up today on the app and on

  • Glanbia has announced it has paid $217m (€202m) for thinkThin, a US-based company that makes protein bars targeted at lifestyle consumers.
  • FBD has warned that insurance rates in Ireland will continue to rise in the coming years as it believes the Irish insurance industry will continue to be loss making for 2015 and 2016.
  • Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jos Richard Bruton will launch the Action Plan for Jobs for the West of Ireland this morning in Castlebar.
  • Kerry woman Christine Buckley was crowned the Queen of the Land for 2015 at the 51st annual Queen of the Land festival in Tullamore last night.
  • The European Council of Agriculture Ministers is meeting today and will hear from EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan on his plans for CAP simplification.
  • What's on today

  • Cork Central IFA Co Executive meeting
  • Sheep Ireland regional meeting
  • ICMSA Co Wexford AGM
  • Carlow IFA Co Executive meeting
  • For more information on these events, visit our agri events calendar.