Met Éireann has forecast a fresh and breezy day for Friday, with sunny spells and scattered showers.

The north and west will receive most of these showers, which will become isolated later in the day.

Turning cloudier in the west and southwest by evening, with rain before dark. Top temperatures of 11°C to 14°C.

By night, outbreaks of rain will affect parts of Munster and Connacht. Dry and mostly clear across Ulster and Leinster, with minimum temperatures of 2°C to 5°C.


Saturday will begin with patchy rain in the southwest, though expected to clear early, leaving a mostly dry day across the country. Top temperatures of 11°C to 15°C.

By night, Saturday will be mostly clear, though turning cold with some frost possible. Minimum temperatures range from 1°C to 5°C in light winds with some mist and fog.


Sunday is expected to remain predominantly dry, but becoming cloudy across the western half of the country with scattered patches of rain.

The east will remain mainly dry with sunny spells. Milder temperatures of 13°C to 17°C.

By night, Sunday will bring patchy rain and drizzle pushing eastwards over the country with persistent rain possible. Minimum temperatures of 10°C to 13°C.

Week ahead

The current outlook suggests that a band of consistent rain will extend across the country at the start of next week. Rain will clear to give way to sunny spells and isolated showers.

Management notes


With harvest finished and stubbles cleared, try to get stubbles cultivated shallowly and consider catch crops still on land destined for spring planting, writes Andy Doyle.


Ram infertility is a common occurrence each year, ending up delaying breeding and drawing out the lambing spread or worse lead to higher than normal barren rates, writes Darren Carty.


Ground conditions have improved greatly over the past fortnight and it has provided the perfect opportunity to spread any remaining slurry ahead of the winter period, writes Declan Marren.


Aidan Brennan has advice for farmers for dealing with lameness, bloat and autumn pasture closing strategy.

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