The national forecaster expects the coming days to be mostly dry, with some patchy rain and drizzle at times.


The day will start mostly cloudy according to Met Éireann, with the possibility of light rain in places. As the day progresses, it will brighten up, with sunny spells in the north and east.

The afternoon will be mainly dry, with highest temperatures of 11°C to 15°C in moderate northwest winds.

There will be long clear spells and light winds overnight, with lowest temperatures of 0°C to 6°C. It will be coldest over Ulster, with a touch of grass frost forming and patches of mist and fog in places.


Met Éireann has forecast Saturday to be mostly dry, with some cloud and sunshine at times. There will be highest temperatures of 11°C to 16°C, with light variable winds.

Saturday night will be clear, with some light winds. Lowest temperatures of 2°C to 5°C, with some mist and fog in parts.


Sunday is expected to be mostly dry, with sunshine at times. Highest temperatures of 13°C to 17°C are forecast in light northeasterly winds.

Management notes


In this week’s beef section, Adam Woods takes a look at breeding dates, dosing at turnout and doing a silage budget for winter 2024.


In the dairy section, Aidan Brennan says that grass is likely to miss a season, going from winter mode to summer mode and bypassing spring.


Darren Carty writes about finally being able to get back on track in the sheep section.


Many farmers have made it out to the fields in recent days, writes Siobhán Walsh in the tillage section.