Cloud will increase from the west during the morning with outbreaks of rain or drizzle, according to Met Éireann. More persistent or heavy rain will develop across Connacht and western parts of Ulster. Top temperatures will range from 10°C to 12°C.

By night, persistent or heavy rain will affect much of the country. Lowest temperatures will range from 5°C to 9°C.


It will be a mostly cloudy day with persistent rain on Tuesday, with the western half of the country at risk of localised flooding. Rain in the west will extend eastwards through the afternoon before eventually clearing.

Highest temperatures will range from 10°C to 12°C with fresh southerly winds, becoming westerly and easing as rain clears.

Tuesday night will be cold and mainly dry, with clear spells and lows of 0°C to 4°C.


It will be a mainly dry day on Wednesday with sunny spells and a few light showers on north and west coasts. Highest temperatures will range from 7°C to 9°C.

Wednesday night will be cold and dry with frost in many areas and lowest temperatures of -2°C to 2°C.


Thursday will continue dry with sunny spells and highs of 5°C to 8°C.


Friday looks like being mostly cloudy over Leinster and Munster with spells of rain. Connacht and Ulster will be mainly dry. Highest temperatures will range from 5°C to 9°C with light variable breezes.

Farming forecast


Rainfall amounts over the past seven days ranged from 13.4mm at Dublin Airport to 56.4mm recorded in Valentia, Co Kerry. Driest regions were in the east, south midlands and south, while wettest in Connacht and western Munster.

The coming week will see above average rainfall in most areas with around twice the average expected in in the midlands and west. Some southern regions may stay slightly drier than average though.


Soil temperatures have been above normal throughout the country by about 2°C to 3.5°C. With the cooler than average air temperatures expected, mean soil temperatures will decline.

Field conditions

Well and moderately drained soils are mostly saturated countrywide with poorly drained soils mostly waterlogged.

With above average rainfall expected in many areas over the coming week, along with limited drying opportunities, soil conditions are unlikely to improve much. Poor field trafficability can be expected to continue.

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