Dry and sunny weekend ahead but cooler temperatures – Met Éireann

A dry and sunny few days are expected over the coming weekend, according to Met Éireann, but temperatures will be cooler than recent days.

This morning, fog will clear early and today will be dry and sunny with highest temperatures of between 16° along eastern coasts and 21° in the southwest of the country, according to the national meteorological office.

Winds will be mainly light to moderate easterly but will be fresh at times, giving a cooler, fresher feel to the day than recent times.

Tonight will be dry, with clear skies, and fog will form near dawn.

Lowest temperatures will drop to between 5° and 7° in the midlands and north but will linger at around 11° or 12° at the coasts with light to moderate northeast winds.

Farming and field conditions

Drying conditions will be good for the week ahead, with sunny spells and no rainfall expected until Monday night or Tuesday. However, winds will be mainly light to moderate through the period which will impair drying conditions somewhat.

Mainly light winds and dry conditions will result in good opportunities for spraying in most areas until Monday evening.

Regarding field conditions, most soils in the northern half of the country are at or near saturation, with poorly drained soils in the northwest waterlogged.

Soils are drier further south, with soil moisture deficits over Munster and south Leinster between 10mm and 24mm.

With dry weather expected for the next few days and some rainfall expected during next week, soil conditions are expected to remain the same in many parts although soils along the western coastal fringes are expected to become saturated.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, fog will lift early and it’ll be a dry and sunny day once again.

Highest temperatures of 15° or 16° are expected for most places, but west Munster will still see the highest temperatures, reaching the early 20s.

Winds will be moderate easterly and fresh at times.

Sunday

Sunday will be a dry and sunny day from early in the day, and any fog that forms will clear quickly from most areas, Met Éireann says.

Highest temperatures of 16° to 19° are expected, north to south, with light easterly breezes.

It’ll stay dry with clear skies on Sunday night. Mist and fog will form through the middle of the night.

Lowest temperatures of 5° to 7° are expected in the midlands and north, but they will be higher around coastal areas. Winds will be light, the weather forecaster says.