Met Éireann has predicted the weather to be mostly dry, settled and warm through to Saturday, before turning more unsettled later on Saturday and into Sunday with rain and showers returning. Temperatures are expected to be cooler into early next week.


Met Éireann has forecast Friday to be a dry and mostly sunny day, with any morning cloud or patchy mist and fog clearing off.

Highest temperatures of 18°C to 22°C are forecast in light to moderate south or southeast breezes, warmest inland.

The south and southeast coasts will be cooler due to onshore breezes and there is a chance of sea fog drifting inland here at times.

Friday night will be dry, with long clear spells. Mist and fog will form overnight, particularly in parts of the south and west.

Lowest temperatures of 8°C to 11°C in light southeast or variable breezes.


Saturday will be another mostly dry day, according to Met Éireann, with mist and fog clearing early on Saturday morning.

There will be plenty of warm sunshine, although it will turn cloudier in Atlantic coastal counties during the afternoon, with the chance of patchy rain or showers developing there during the evening.

It has forecast highest temperatures of 17°C to 21°C, warmest inland, in light to moderate southerly breezes.

Met Éireann has said that cloud will increase everywhere on Saturday night, with outbreaks of rain in the western areas spreading eastwards overnight. Lowest temperatures of 9°C to 12°C in light southerly or variable breezes.


Met Éireann has said that Sunday will bring a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with showers or longer spells of rain, some of this heavy, with the chance of isolated thunderstorms.

Highest temperatures of 15°C to 19°C are forecast in light and variable breezes.

Management notes


In the beef section, Adam Woods writes about BPS applications, breeding and buying cattle for grazing.


Aidan Brennan writes about grass growth and dairy beef bulls in the dairy section.


The sheep welfare scheme, orf and Eid al-Adha are discussed by Darren Carty in this week’s sheep section.


Siobhán Walsh writes about planting, fungicides and bird food in the tillage section.