Friday will begin mainly dry and bright and while it will become cloudier in the afternoon, it will remain largely dry apart from isolated showers in the west and southwest, Met Éireann has said.

Highest temperatures on Friday will range from 9°C to 11°C in moderate southerly winds, strengthening on western coasts during the afternoon.

On Friday night, light rain and drizzle will develop in western coastal counties early in the night, with drier weather further east.

The rain is forecast to break up and become patchy as it moves eastwards across the country overnight.

Light to moderate southwest breezes will be fresh on western coasts for a time.

Lowest temperatures on Friday night will range between 4°C and 7°C.


Saturday will begin cloudy in many areas, but it will brighten up through the morning.

Met Éireann has said there will be occasional outbreaks of light showery rain or drizzle during the day.

The western half of the country will have the best of the sunny spells through the afternoon and highest temperatures of 10°C to 13°C are forecast, with light southwest or variable winds.

Saturday night will be largely dry, with some patchy frost and fog likely to form under clear skies.

It may become dense in places in light variable breezes. Lowest temperatures will vary from 0°C to 5°C.


Fog will be slow to clear during Sunday morning, Met Éireann has said, with very light or calm winds.

It will be dry, with sunny spells developing during the afternoon. However, fog may linger throughout the day in some areas.

Highest temperatures will range between 9°C and 11°C.

Sunday night is forecast to be dry, with clear spells.

Fog is likely to form once again, becoming dense in places overnight in light easterly winds.

There is a risk of a slight frost also, with lowest temperatures of -1°C to 3°C.

Next week

The current indications for next Monday show that fog is forecast to clear through the morning to leave a dry day with sunny spells, highest temperatures of 7°C to 11°C in light or moderate easterly breeze.

Management notes


In this week’s beef management notes, Adam Woods looks at the weather conditions for grazing, BDGP letters and BEEP weighing.


For sheep farmers, Darren Carty looks at minimising disease risk, grazing challenges and genotyping.


Aidan Brennan advises farmers who have no nitrogen spread to date to apply 30 units/acre when conditions allow.


For tillage farmers, Andy Doyle advises that with the past week showing signs of growth, it is now time to get fertiliser applied to winter crops, weather allowing.