Weekend weather: mainly dry, with sunshine on the way next week

According to Met Éireann, weather conditions will be mostly dry this weekend, with a few scattered showers in places.

Parts of the midlands and the east will enjoy sunny spells for a few hours on Friday. Rain in the northwest of the country will spread to Connacht and Ulster during the morning and will become heavier, before turning to scattered showers in the evening time. The rain and showers will move towards Leinster and Munster in the evening and ease as the evening passes. Winds will remain breezy on Friday and temperatures will range from 16°C to 21°C.

Friday night will be mainly dry, with temperatures varying from 10°C to 12°C. Patches of fog may develop as dawn approaches and winds will remain light.

Overall, Saturday will be mainly dry and sunny, but scattered showers may occur in parts. Conditions for the majority of the day will stay bright and temperatures will remain at Friday’s figures, with the highest expected to be between 17°C and 20°C.

Similar conditions are expected on Sunday, but the day will be generally brighter and drier. Cloudy patches may exist in some part of the country but winds will remain light and breezy. Temperatures will stay the same, with the highest expected to range from 17°C to 20°C.

Looking towards next week

Conditions are set to change at the beginning of next week, with Monday and Tuesday expected to be sunny and warm and temperatures in the region of 20°C to 25°C. However, these conditions will change on Wednesday, with heavy rain expected.

Management notes

In this week’s beef management notes, our livestock specialist Kieran Mailey discusses the results of the BDGP survey and offers advice on weanlings.

In our dairy management notes, Aidan Brennan examines current CAN fertiliser prices and the news that some milk testing labs are reporting increased cases of stomach worms this summer.

Our livestock specialist Darren Carty covers cobalt supplementation, body conditions scores and managing ram lambs in this week’s sheep management notes.

And finally, our tillage editor Andy Doyle writes about the progress of the harvest and the planting of winter rape seeds in this week’s tillage management notes.

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