A widespread frost will begin on Friday, with icy stretches on untreated surfaces, according to Met Éireann. A cold and increasingly windy day, with sunny spells and wintry showers early on.

Showers will become more widespread during the afternoon, possibly merging to longer spells of rain in places. Highest temperatures of just 4°C to 7°C.

By night, Friday will bring scattered showers, especially in the north and east. Feeling very cold, with an added wind chill factor. Lowest temperatures of 3°C to 7°C.


Further scattered showers in coastal areas, but dry and bright conditions elsewhere on Saturday. Breezy to start, with moderate to fresh northwest winds. Highest temperatures of 5°C to 8°C, with an added chill factor.

By night, there will be some lingering showers in eastern coastal areas, but most will stay dry under clear skies. Very cold, with lowest temperatures of -2°C to 2°C, with a widespread sharp frost.


A largely dry day on Sunday, with light variable breezes. Sunny spells in the morning will give way to cloudier conditions in the afternoon, with rain extending from the southwest by evening. Highest temperatures of only of 3°C to 6°C.

Rain in the south and west, with clearer spells elsewhere, will see cold conditions continue overnight. A risk of frost in sheltered areas, as temperatures drop to around freezing countrywide. Lows of 0°C to 4°C.

Week ahead

Cold with bright spells for the early days of next week, with initial indications of a change to milder and wetter conditions from midweek.

Management notes


While there may still be opportunities to plant, last season taught us not to take undue risks when there are other essential jobs like nutrient plans to be completed, writes Andy Doyle.


Adam Woods sheds some light on the current BEAM confusion, grazing kale and taking care.


With much time and expense invested in treating sheep for external parasites, it is critical that the correct diagnosis informs the treatment route selected, writes Darren Carty.


Aidan Brennan highlights some of the key requirements for managing dry cows this winter.

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