Weekend weather: mixed bag of weather ahead
This weekend will bring mixed weather conditions to the country as scattered showers interrupt clear or cloudy conditions.

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.

Management notes


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.

The farmer's daily wrap: vet stand-off and counterfeit Landcruiser parts
Catch up with the headlines from the day and get a look ahead at tomorrow's weather.

Weather forecast

The west of the country will be affected by scattered showers overnight, according to Met Éireann.

Wednesday is expected to be a blustery, day with changeable rain conditions – ranging from scattered showers to hail throughout the day.

Atlantic coastal regions are expected to bear the brunt of the bad weather.

In the news

  • Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000.
  • Veterinary inspectors in factories are taking industrial action, which is having an effect on factory throughput.
  • IFA president Joe Healy has warned that there will be a knock-on effect if the national suckler herd contracts.
  • The High Court has placed a seven-week stay on a judgement ordering the detention of an indebted farmer resisting eviction from his land.
  • A number of dairy processors have set their milk price for November.
    LacPatrick holds milk price and adds winter bonus for NI suppliers
    LacPatrick has followed the lead of the majority of co-ops by holding its November milk price.

    LacPatrick Dairies has held its November milk price for suppliers both north and south of the border.

    Suppliers in the south will continue to receive 29.41c/l excluding VAT.

    Northern suppliers will receive 26.5p/l including VAT.

    They will also receive a 2p/l winter milk bonus for November milk.

    Last month, LacPatrick applied a cut of 1p/l to its October milk price for NI suppliers and said it was not in a position to pay a winter milk bonus.

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    Dairygold holds November milk price

    Gardaí recover fake Landcruiser parts worth €500,000
    Gardaí searched a premises in Monaghan as part of an investigation in counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí have recovered up to €500,000 in counterfeit car parts, consisting mainly of Toyota Landcruiser parts, at a property in Drumgoose, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan.

    Jeep bullbars, tail lights, mud flaps and body panels, all bearing Toyota trademarked logos, were discovered by gardaí.

    The search was part of an operation investigating the importation and sale of counterfeit car parts.

    Gardaí added that no arrests were made as part of the search.

    Counterfeit Landcruiser parts.

    At the beginning of the month, gardaí recovered a large amount of stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 being recovered in Co Longford.

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    Gardaí recover €500,000 worth of stolen plant, tools and trailers

    Rural crime: ‘farmers require greater protection’