Harvest nearing an end: Recent good weather in most, but not all, parts of the country has helped bring harvest to a close. However, there is still some cereal to be harvested across north Leinster and up in the northern counties but a good forecast should see this completed this week.

Most tillage parts of the country received very little rain over the past week, with Met Éireann amounts ranging from 0.4mm at Roches Point to 11.9mm in Gurteen. But the definite outliers were 17mm at Mount Dillon and a whopping 58.8mm in Malin Head in Donegal. While most parts of the country are now at 75% plus of normal annual rainfall, it may be worth mentioning that Dublin airport, Oak Park, Johnstown Castle and Moorepark are currently only on 65% to 67% of normal and so there may be ‘extra’ rain to fall in those regions in the coming months.