Bright or sunny spells and scattered heavy showers on Friday morning. The showers will become more widespread by early afternoon, with some thundery falls of rain possible in places. Top temperatures 11°C to 15°C.
Some further heavy showers in places early Friday night. A spell of heavy and possibly thundery rain will affect east Leinster and east Ulster also, with the showers elsewhere becoming more scattered. Lowest temperatures 4°C to 8°C in light to moderate variable breezes.
Early heavy rain over the northeast and parts of north Leinster clearing. Then a bright, fresh day countrywide, with sunny spells but some scattered showers about also, a few heavy in eastern and central areas in the afternoon. Top temperatures 13°C to 15°C in a moderate southwest breeze.
Dry clear spells overnight, with just well scattered light showers. Lows of 5°C to 8°C.
A bright, rather breezy and a very showery day. A few bright or short sunny spells, but the showers will be fairly widespread by lunchtime. Many will be heavy in the afternoon and early evening, with a few thundery downpours possible in places. Top temperatures 14°C to 17°C, in moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds.
Further showers overnight. Lows of 8°C to 10°C.
Bright and breezy, with short sunny spells, but fairly widespread showers, many heavy. Top temperatures 15°C to 18°C in moderate to fresh southwest winds. Mostly dry and clear overnight. Lows of 6°C to 9°C.
A few showers, but mostly dry and bright with sunny spells at times in most places. Mild, with top temperatures 17°C to 19°C maybe 20°C, in light to moderate variable breezes. A spell of rain may affect southern areas overnight, but this is uncertain.
Tillage: Lower than normal temperatures are slowing recent crop development and this could increase management challenges around earing out and flowering.
Sheep: Anthelmintic resistance is a major threat to efficient production, with a worrying increase in the rate at which resistance is developing.
Dairy: For every one-day delay in harvest after heading date, silage quality declines by 0.5% dry matter digestibility (DMD).
Beef: Lungworm control, grass tetany prevention and upcoming KT approved beef health events.