Fine week in store with good growth rates expected – Met Eireann
The coming week will be mainly dry but some showers will push in from the east during the second half of the week, according to Met Eireann.
Overall, it forecasts temperatures of 13 and 18 degrees Celsius, which are average for the time of the year.
Met Eireann says soil temperatures have reached 13 to 15 degrees Celsius and due to sunshine, moisture and warm temperatures, farmers can expect plenty of growth this week.
High pressure is set to dominate during the first three days of the week, leading to fine, bright and sunny spells during the opening half of the week.
During the second half of the week, it says that easterly breezes will result in some showers, with the east of the country most affected.
According to Met Eireann, early mist will clear today to give a dry day for most places with some sunshine. But a few light showers will affect parts of the north and east.
Temperatures will rise to between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius, slightly lower than normal for late May. It will turn cold tonight, with lowest temperatures of 5 or 6 degrees Celsius, with some mist and shallow fog developing.
Tomorrow will be a dry, fine day with sunny spells, Met Eireann has said, with good drying as easterly breezes set in.
Temperatures will be warmest inland or in the west reaching 18 degrees Celsius, but it will be close to 14 or 15 degrees Celsius along exposed eastern coasts.
Tuesday night will be dry and cool with temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius, it shows, with clear spells and a light moderate easterly breeze.
Wednesday will be a little cooler especially in the north and east. There is also a risk of patchy rain, but most areas will stay dry.
Met Eireann has said that Thursday will bring some showery rain to parts but it is not expected to be heavy and there will be sunny spells also.
Temperatures are expected to reach the mid teens with light variable breezes.
High pressure is set to dominate in the second half of the year, Met Eireann has said, with warmer weather in the high teens expected on Friday. Night time temperatures will reach 9 or 10 degrees Celsius.