Dry in most places at first tonight. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will push into the west and northwest before midnight, preceded by freshening west to southwest winds.

The damp and breezy conditions will extend southeastwards over the rest of the country overnight. Lowest temperatures of 5°C to 8°C.


Breezy and mostly cloudy on Saturday, with further patchy rain, drizzle and mist, mainly affecting Ulster. Largely dry elsewhere.

Relatively mild again, with highest temperatures ranging 8°C to 11°C. Moderate to fresh west to northwest breezes will be strong and gusty at times near north and northwest coasts.

In the news

  • Meat markets are expected to improve later this year but Brexit lies in between, the Bord Bia meat market seminar heard on Friday. Meanwhile, live cattle exports were up by 31% in 2018.
  • A pay increase is on the table for temporary factory vets, as disruption to processing continues.
  • Lakeland and Glanbia are the first processors to announce a milk price for December supplies.
  • A farmer in Donegal has appealed to other farmers to be vigilant on security after he found a calf's tongue had been sliced out in the middle of the night.
  • And on a visit to Ireland this week, former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson says the UK still wants Irish cheese post-Brexit.