Today will be cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle in the east but a spell of persistent rain in the west will spread eastwards during the afternoon.
Southeasterly winds will be fresh to strong and afternoon temperatures will be around 6ºC to 10ºC.
Tonight will be very wet and windy. Heavy rain will become widespread and strong southeasterly winds will reach gale force in the east and south.
Lowest temperatures will occur early tonight of around 5ºC to 10ºC but will rise through the night.
Tomorrow, Saturday, will be very wet and windy with the risk of spot flooding as heavy rain continues through the day.
South to southeast winds will be strong to very strong. These winds will veer west to northwest over Munster and Connacht and strengthen further with severe and damaging gusts.
Top temperatures will be between 6ºC and 11ºC.
Saturday night will see the rain will clear and it will become mostly dry by morning. Temperatures will fall to near freezing as skies clear.
Sunday will be a mostly dry day with just a few showers at the coasts. Temperatures will range between 5ºC and 7ºC in the afternoon in mainly light southerly breezes.
Sunday night will be cold once again as temperatures fall to between zero and plus three degrees.
In this week’s beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at scour vaccines and getting value in beef rations.
The housing of ewes and best practice for feeding early lambers is covered by Darren Carty in the sheep management notes.
Jack Kennedy takes a look at employer obligations along with PAYE changes in this week’s dairy notes.
With the winter now firmly ensconced, Andy Doyle says it is time to ensure that basic tasks are carried out to keep buildings and equipment safe over the winter months.