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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
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: Wintry showers to return next week

Here is this week’s farming weather forecast from Met Éireann for Monday, March 29th, 2021 onwards. 

According to Met Éireann, rain will clear in the north-west this morning (Monday, March 29th, 2021), with mostly cloudy conditions and patchy drizzle at times elsewhere.

Drizzle will become confined to Atlantic coastal counties with sunny spells to develop elsewhere, especially in the east.

Temperatures will reach between 14 to 17 degrees, with lowest values along Atlantic coasts.

It will be mostly cloudy and dry tonight, with some patchy drizzle in the west. Clear spells will develop in the south-east as the night progresses. Mist will form as southerly winds ease as temperatures are set to fall between 4 to 10 degrees under clear skies.

Tuesday, March 30th

It will be mostly dry tomorrow with some isolated patches of drizzle near north-west coasts. Sunny spells will develop elsewhere with highs of 15 to 18 degrees.

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Meanwhile, cloudier conditions will spread to all parts tonight, with a band of rain to extend from the north-west to parts of Connacht and west Ulster overnight.

It will remain mostly dry elsewhere with lows of 5 to 9 degrees in light, variable winds.

Wednesday, March 31st

According to the national forecaster, the best of any bright spells will prevail in the south-east, with mostly cloudy conditions elsewhere.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the north-west will persist through the morning, before gradually breaking up during the afternoon. Elsewhere, there will be occasional patchy rain and drizzle.

Temperatures will reach between 9 to 13 degrees, with higher values in the south-east.

Wednesday night will see similar conditions with clear spells to develop and a risk of isolated patchy drizzle along the south coast. Temperatures will range from 4 to 8 degrees.

Thursday, April 1st

It will be dry with sunny spells and passing clouds with highs of 10 to 13 degrees along northern and eastern coasts. Temperatures will increase between 14 to 17 degrees in the south-west.

According to the national forecast, Thursday night will see dry and cold conditions with clear skies in light, north-easterly breezes. Temperatures will drop between 0 to 4 degrees, coldest in the north with frost possible.

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Meanwhile, it will be dry and sunny on Friday, cloudier at times over the country’s northern half. Temperatures will reach between 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts.

It will be dry and mostly clear on Friday night, with cloud increasing in northern Ulster by dawn. Temperatures will fall between 1 to 4 degrees, with some patchy frost possible in south Leinster.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

It will be dry with sunny spells and patchy cloud on Saturday. Temperatures will climb between 9 to 13 degrees, coolest in the north and along eastern coasts.


According to Met Éireann, it will turn more unsettled on Easter Sunday, with cooler conditions.

The national forecaster predicts frost at night with some wintry showers through the early days of next week.

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