Weather forecast

Any lingering showers will clear early tonight and it will become dry into Tuesday morning.

Met Éireann is predicting a cold night, with clear spells and lowest temperatures of 1°C to 6°C.

It will be coldest in the north, where a little grass frost may form.

Tuesday morning will see some bright or sunny spells developing.

By late morning, a few scattered showers will appear, some of which will turn heavy in the afternoon.

Highest temperatures generally 13°C to 18°C, coolest in Ulster, but under any prolonged spells of sunshine temperatures possibly touching into the early 20s in the southwest.

In the news

  • It is hard to justify a payment model for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) based on a 20-year-old reference year, according to Minister of state at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle.
  • The ICSA's sheep committee mounted a protest outside ICM Camolin in Co Wexford on Monday morning against falling lamb prices.
  • How the €100m Brexit beef fund will be distributed will be a decision for the Minister for Agriculture and the beef industry, the European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has said.
  • A digital innovation hub, specialising in precision agriculture, has been announced for the southeast region of Ireland.
  • Agriculture has a significant role to play in halting the continued negative trends in biodiversity highlighted by a recent UN report, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has stated.
  • Coming up this Tuesday

  • Matthew Halpin brings you an update from the BETTER farm programme.
  • See the latest advice from Journal vet Tommy Heffernan.