Met Éireann forecasts a cool, breezy and showery day for Friday. It will begin rather cloudy, with scattered showers, and will tend to brighten from the west later in the day, with sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 14°C to 17°C.

Remaining showers will die out on Friday night, with long clear spells developing. Lows of 7°C to 10°C.


Saturday will start out a mostly sunny day, which will give way to cloudier conditions in the afternoon. It will remain a largely dry day, with isolated showers and moderate northwest winds. Cool for this time of year, with highs of 13°C to 16°C.

By night, Saturday will remain largely dry and clear, with lowest temperatures of 5°C to 9°C.


Sunday will remain dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with the odd light shower possible. Winds will be mainly light, variable in direction, with top temperatures of 14°C to 16°C.

Sunday night will be dry, with variable cloud amounts thickening from the west. Lowest temperatures of 7°C to 11°C.

Week ahead

The week ahead appears to start out mainly dry and cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle pushing over the south of the country.

Mid-week will be a little milder than previous days, with highs of 15°C to 18°C.

Management notes


It was this week last year when the weather picked up after a broken spell to help us get the remainder of the crop cut and straw cleared, writes Andy Doyle.


While some areas have gotten away lighter than others, most farmers are facing grazing challenges and will require a plan to build sufficient grass supplies for the autumn, writes Darren Carty.


Beef editor Adam Woods has some advice on dealing with the weather, dosing, what to do with cull cows and applying for the Beef Finisher Payment.


After another week of heavy rain, Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers dealing with the aftermath of the storms.

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