Fog warning in place ahead of cold but largely dry weekend
The coming weekend will be cold but largely dry, and will be preceded by a Status Yellow fog warning in place for four counties in the south of the country, according to Met Éireann.
The fog alert came into effect at 9:00pm last night and will expire at 10:00am this morning, the national meteorological office says.
In place for counties Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford, the alert highlighted the risk of dense fog in these counties.
Temperatures this afternoon will stay at just 3° to 6° in the north and up to 8° in the south, while winds will be light southerly or variable in direction.
Tonight there’ll be patchy light rain and drizzle in the south and east later on as cloud thickens there.
Overall it’ll be a mostly dry night once again; and under clear skies temperatures will fall to between -2° and +2°, while once again fog may form and become dense in patches.
Farming and field conditions
Despite a good deal of dry weather forecast, drying conditions will be limited as winds will be mostly light to moderate. There will be good opportunity for spraying over the next week, with mostly dry settled weather forecast, along with light to moderate winds.
Regarding field conditions, all soils are currently saturated or waterlogged, but with rainfall forecast to be well below normal over the next six days there will be an improvement in field conditions.
Tomorrow will be cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle at times.
Temperatures will be between 5° and 7° generally, rising in the south later in the day to 9° to 11°. Winds will be light to moderate easterly.
Temperatures through the night will remain unchanged or even rise a little, generally between 6° and 8° in light easterly winds.
On Sunday there’ll be isolated showers but overall a dry day with cloudy conditions prevailing.
Temperatures will be between 9° and 11° with light variable; winds. Temperatures will fall overnight to between 3° and 5°.