Currently, there are no weather warnings in place from Met Éireann. However, there is a status yellow warning for potato blight over the weekend.
Today will be bright and fresh with a mix of cloudy and sunny periods. Later tonight will continue to be dry with lows of 5°C to 10°C. Scattered showers will spread from Ulster to southwestern counties by the end of the night.
Saturday will bring rain and drizzle eastwards but most of Leinster and Ulster will have a bright and dry morning. Rain will be heaviest in the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will reach highs of 18°C to 21°C.
Humid and calm conditions will settle in on Sunday with just a scattering of slow moving showers. Overall it will be cloudy but a few sunny spells will break through later in the evening. Temperatures will reach similar highs to Saturday of 18°C to 22°C.
In this week’s tillage management notes, Andy Doyle looks at the consequences of the warm weather.
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at pneumonia issues on farms along with opportunities to finish some cattle earlier than planned.
This week’s sheep management notes cover the best practise for tagging lambs and how farmers can ensure they adhere to the creep feeding measures under the sheep welfare scheme.
For dairy farmers, Aidan Brennan says now is the time to spread fertiliser and to sell empty cows.