Patchy rain will affect the west and northwest on Friday morning, according to Met Éireann. It will be dry elsewhere, but rather frosty. The afternoon will bring mainly dry conditions, with some bright spells.

A cold day, with highest temperatures of only 3°C to 8°C. By night, Friday will be cold, turning frosty for a time, with patches of mist and fog.

It will become less cold later, with scattered patches of rain and drizzle spreading from the south. Minimum temperatures of -1°C to 3°C.


A mix of cloud and bright spells on Saturday, with a few patches of rain or drizzle, which will be mainly in eastern and southern counties. Top temperatures of 8°C to 12°C.

By night, Saturday will be fairly cloudy, with scattered patches of mist and drizzle. Minimum temperatures of 5°C to 8°C.


Many areas will be dry on Sunday, with a mix of cloud and bright spells. There will be some patches of rain and drizzle about, especially across north Connacht and Ulster. Highest temperatures of 9°C to 12°C.

A predominantly dry night on Sunday, with a few patches of rain, drizzle and mist. Lowest temperatures of 5°C to 8°C.

Week ahead

Mostly dry weather for early next week, with some scattered patches of rain and drizzle. Maximum temperatures of 7°C to 10°C during the day and lows of 3°C to 6°C overnight.

Management notes


While planting is less likely as we move into December, winter ploughing becomes legal again, but there are more questions around this traditional practice, writes Andy Doyle.


Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at feeding weanlings this winter, management of autumn bulls and first-calving heifer nutrition.


This week's notes look at lameness control ahead of housing, resisting the temptation to re-graze closed paddocks and liver fluke control in finishing lambs, writes Darren Carty.


Aidan Brennan looks at the factors affecting nitrate excretions per cow and when and what to dose cows and young stock with.

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