Rain will spread quickly eastwards across the country during the morning, followed by brighter weather with scattered showers, according to Met Éireann. Showers will become isolated later in the day. Afternoon highs will range from 8°C to 11°C.

Friday night will be dry at first with clear spells. Cloud will thicken and outbreaks of rain will develop, turning heavy by morning on the west coast. Temperatures will be between 3°C and 5°C.


Storm Dennis will bring a wet and windy day on Saturday, with strong southerly winds and widespread heavy rain bringing a risk of flooding. Temperatures during the day will reach 7°C to 11°C and will fall overnight to between 1°C and 3°C as the rain breaks up somewhat and skies clear. There will be widespread showers through the night.


The effects of storm Dennis will continue to generate strong to near gale force southwest to west winds on Sunday. It will turn cooler, with daytime temperatures of 6°C to 9°C. Showers will turn wintry on higher ground in the west; the east will stay mostly dry. Scattered showers will continue overnight on Sunday, with some turning to sleet or possibly snow in the north and northwest. Lows will range from 2°C to 6°C.

Management notes


Adam Woods takes a look at scour prevention and treatment. He also reminds readers about BEEP weighing requirements and BDGP deadlines.


Aidan Brennan looks at how farmers can deal with the weather, how they can avoid calving issues and how to mix milk replacer.


While land is waterlogged once again, planting and fertilisation opportunities can come around much quicker as the days get longer at this time of year, writes Andy Doyle.


Current weather is particularly hard on stock so supplementation levels may need to be increased to ensure nutritional demands are optimally satisfied, writes Darren Carty.