The current unsettled and broken weather will continue this week as the wait to cut silage continues for many farmers, particularly in western counties.
According to Met Eireann’s latest forecasts, conditions will also remain difficult for the thousands of farmers in GLAS who have chosen the Traditional Hay Meadow option and were prevented from cutting their meadows until July 1.
Met Eireann says today a mixture of dry spells today and scattered outbreaks of rain with some heavy, thundery downpours occurring.
Temperatures ranging from 14 to 20 degrees, highest in the east and south.
Wind conditions very variable across the country from calm to locally strong as an area of low pressure moves eastwards, settling into a fresh northwesterly this evening as clearer, fresher weather develops.
Tomorrow will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells; just a few passing showers will occur most likely over Ulster.
It will be a fresh day with good drying; highest temperatures 14 to 19 degrees in light westerly breezes.
(Good opportunities for spraying).
Mostly dry overnight on Tuesday in slack winds and fairly clear too, with a few patches of mist or shallow fog. But some drizzle may affect parts of the northwest coast before dawn.
Met Eireann says Wednesday will be mild and increasingly humid in a moderate south to southwest breeze.
It will be mainly dry and bright over Leinster and east Munster, with some hazy sunshine at times and temperatures of 18 or 19 C.
More overcast and misty elsewhere, with some rain and drizzle. But much of this should become confined to Ulster and north Connacht by evening.
Thursday is set to be close and humid, according to Met Eireann.
Further dull, wet weather for a time, but some dry, bright spells should develop later in the afternoon and evening, allowing some hazy sunshine to come through. Top temperatures of 16 to 20 C.
Friday and Weekend
Current indications suggest it will remain mild or humid, according to Met Eireann but broken through the end of the week. Some heavy rain is due on Friday, should this give way to brighter weather for Saturday, with sunny spells and just occasional showers.