The weekend is to start with a dull and rather damp day over Munster and Leinster, but drying out by noon. Brighter weather in northern areas, with sunny spells and isolated showers extending down across the country gradually. Top temperatures of 16°C to 19°C. Breezy with moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

Mostly a dry night for Friday, with long clear spells, but a few showers will affect some northern and northwestern areas. Lowest temperatures of 8°C to 11°C in moderate westerly winds.


Any early showers soon dying out on Saturday to give a mainly dry, bright day, with sunny spells at times in all areas. Top temperatures of 15°C to 18°C in mostly light northwest breezes.

Dry with long clear periods on Saturday night. Chilly with lows of 5°C to 9°C in near calm conditions.


Sunday will be largely a dry and bright day with sunny spells. There will be a few outbreaks of rain in the west. Light breezes at first becoming moderate southwesterly. Highest temperatures of 16°C to 20°C.

Remaining overnight rain in the east soon clearing on Monday morning, followed by a mix of sunshine and showers.

Management notes


Mathew Halpin takes an in-depth look at weanlings and reminds farmers to prevent grass tetany and apply for BEAM.


Early September is a key time for weanlings, cows, autumn jobs and grassland management, writes Stephen Connolly.


Ground conditions and grass supplies are hugely varied with torrential rainfall in the west and north limiting opportunities to apply fertiliser, writes Darren Carty.


What looked like an early year four months ago has turned out to be a late harvest as broken weather drags on both cutting and baling of straw, writes Andy Doyle.

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