Friday

Friday will be a dry day for most, with spells of hazy sunshine, according to Met Éireann.

It will be a cloudier day in parts of Connacht, west Ulster and west Munster though. There will be a little light rain or drizzle too.

It will feel a little cooler than recent days, with highest temperatures of 8°C to 12°C.

Most areas will be dry on Friday night under broken cloud, with some pockets of mist and fog forming.

Patchy rain and drizzle may develop in the Atlantic coastal fringes towards morning. Lows of 1°C to 4°C.

Saturday

Saturday will be a mostly dry day for the bulk of the country. The best of the sunshine will be over eastern counties in the morning.

Outbreaks of rain will start to push into Atlantic counties by the afternoon, edging slowly eastwards during the evening. Highest temperatures of 9°C to 12°C.

It will be mostly cloudy, with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle on Saturday night. Lowest temperatures ranging from 5°C to 8°C.

Sunday

It will be generally cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle on Sunday.

The rain will be at its most persistent in the west and northwest, with drier intervals and perhaps some brief sunny spells occurring in the south and east. Highs of 9°C to 12°C.

It will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle on Sunday night. Mist patches too, with hill and coastal fog. Lows of 6°C to 8°C.

Monday

Mostly cloudy and misty in places, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Top temperatures of 9°C to 13°C in light southerly or variable breezes.

Management notes

Sheep notes

This week’s sheep notes look at artificial rearing systems, dealing with an orf outbreak and the impending TAMS II deadline.

Beef notes

Adam Woods takes a look at managing tight grass supplies, silage budgeting, dosing grazing animals and getting ready for breeding.

Tillage notes

With planting now almost completed, the work emphasis shifts to growth regulation, nitrogen on spring crops and fungicide on winter cereals, writes Andy Doyle.

Dairy notes

Aidan Brennan discusses bull selection, cold weather and fertiliser on silage ground.