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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Weather: Mixed bag in store this weekend

Here is this weekend’s farming weather forecast from Met Eireann.

It will be cloudy and windy in places at first today (Friday, February 19th) with outbreaks of rain and a risk of flooding in the south, according to Met Éireann.

The national forecaster is placing Cork, Kerry and Waterford under status yellow wind and rainfall warnings, which are due to expire at 4 pm.

“Heavy rain on Thursday night and Friday may cause some river flooding and localised surface flooding. Rainfall totals of 30 to 40mm, higher in mountainous regions.” Met Éireann warned.

“Strong southerly winds on Thursday night and Friday with mean speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 80 to 100km/h. There remains a possibility of localised coastal flooding.”

Elsewhere, it is set to become brighter in the west and north with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

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Temperatures will reach between 10 to 12 degrees this afternoon before dropping between 5 to 8 degrees tomorrow night.

There will be scattered showers in places tonight, with many areas set to remain mostly dry. Cloud will increase later with rain to move into the south-west by morning.


It will be mostly dry in the north at first, with outbreaks of rain in the west and south to spread to all areas by the afternoon.

The national forecaster outlined that a clearance to scattered showers will develop from the west later in the day with highs of 9 to 12 degrees.

It will be mostly dry with a mix of clear spells, scattered showers, and lows of 3 to 5 degrees.

Sunday – Farming weather 

According to Met Éireann, scattered showers will develop through the afternoon on Sunday, most frequent in the west.

Temperatures will reach as high as 8 to 11 degrees in a moderate, south-westerly breeze during the afternoon, with lows of 1 to 3 degrees and a touch of frost on Sunday night.

Next week

Looking forward to the week ahead, Monday will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells, passing showers and highs of 9 to 11 degrees.

It will become wet and “very” windy in all areas on Monday night with southerly gales on coasts, according to Met Éireann.

Ireland will experience similar conditions on Tuesday with heavy and persistent rainfall to bring a risk of flooding. Conditions will remain unsettled and mild on Wednesday, with rain to clear to showers.

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