Another cold day on Friday, with bright winter sunshine.

Scattered wintry showers will affect Atlantic counties, especially the northwest.

Highest temperatures of only 3°C to 6°C.

Friday night will be very cold, with frost and icy patches developing.

Some fog patches also, but most areas will be dry.

Wintry showers will continue in the northwest overnight. Lowest temperatures of -4°C to 0°C.


Saturday will be cold with sunny spells.

Much of the country will remain dry. However, wintry showers will affect the west and north.

Highest temperatures of 3°C to 6°C with light westerly breezes.

By night, a band of rain, sleet and snow will move eastwards across the country.

Frost and ice will develop as the rain, sleet and snow gradually clears, with lowest temperatures of -3°C to 0°C.


Sunday will continue to be very cold, with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers.

Highest temperatures ranging from 2°C to 6°C.

Widespread frost on Sunday night, with icy patches and lowest temperatures of -3°C to 0°C.

Week ahead

Next week will continue cold, with a good deal of dry, bright weather and a few wintry showers. Frost will develop by night.

Management notes


Wet is once again keeping most tillage farmers off the land, which makes this a good time to plan for what lies ahead, writes Andy Doyle.


Farmers who require sheep handling or lambing equipment should note that there is presently high demand and order what they require in advance to prevent any significant delays, writes Darren Carty.


Adam Woods takes a look at budgeting when looking at buying dairy calves and scanning autumn-calving cows.


Aidan Brennan looks at ways farmers can mitigate against rising input costs and looks at tips for ensuring high-quality colostrum.