Met Éireann expects rain and some sleet across north Leinster and Ulster, with the possibility of some snow in hilly areas and with these conditions to spread south into the afternoon.

The northwest should turn drier after these morning showers pass.

Some isolated thunderstorms are possible, the national forecaster has said.

Temperatures will remain cold and are not expected to exceed 3°C to 6°C as the day becomes blustery, before dropping to as low as -1°C overnight.


There will be no major warmth on Saturday, with afternoon highs similar to those expected on Friday, according to Met Éireann.

The night will again turn cold and showery, with some areas possibly seeing hail or sleet.


It is anticipated that Sunday will see sunny spells and warmer temperatures than previous days, with showers remaining isolated.

However, Met Éireann has said there could be frost and icy patches as temperatures dip overnight.

Management notes


In this week’s beef notes, Adam Woods takes a look at getting cattle turned out and keeping on top of cows calving.


Managing calf health, dealing with slow milkers and cashflow planning are all covered by Aidan Brennan in the week’s dairy notes.


In this week’s tillage notes, Siobhan Walsh talks weather, the three-crop rule, nitrogen for rape, plant counts and scheme payments rates.


Darren Carty discusses fertiliser, reports of an uptick in sheep scab and orf vaccine availability in his sheep notes.