Met Éireann is warning that Ireland is due to be hit with an “arctic airmass” this weekend, starting on Friday night where temperatures will dip to -4°C in some parts of the country.

Although it will mainly remain dry, there is still a risk of rain, hail, sleet and even snow in the north and northeast of the country and some thunder.


The day is expected to be cold and bright with rain, hail and sleet mainly focused on the north of the country again.

It is likely that there will be snow and thunder around the Ulster area though temperatures and conditions are expected to be milder in the west of the country.

Overnight conditions will be very cold with a risk of severe frost.


It will be another cold, bright day with scattered showers.

Conditions will be wintry with temperatures dipping to -2°C overnight in some areas.

Management notes

Beef Managment: silage fertiliser, labour efficiency and breeding prep

With silage fertiliser being spread on beef farms, Adam Woods takes a look at what amounts and types should be going out and we also take a look at streamlining things in the yard after a busy spring.

Dairy Management: return to winter weather

The weather over the last few days was more like winter than early April, writes Aidan Brennan.

Sheep Management: lime and nutrients, lactating hoggets and nematodirus risk

The higher cost of fertiliser in 2021 can be partly offset by ensuring soil pH is at optimum levels to enhance the availability of soil nutrients and the response to applied nutrients, Darren Carty writes.

Tillage Management: caution needed in cold weather

The last week has provided a super opportunity for tillage farmers to make progress in the fields. After all of the wet weather land was in ideal conditions in many areas, Siobhán Walsh writes.