Rainfall

Some soils remain very dry

Some soils remain very dry

Soil moisture levels have improved in some parts over the past week, while others have gone slightly further into deficit,...

July 6, 2020

Soil moisture deficits show improvement, but midlands still struggling

Soil moisture deficits show improvement, but midlands still struggling

Soil moisture deficits (SMDs) have shown signs of improvement from last week following the rain of recent days. Soils in...

June 23, 2020

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

The Irish field vegetable sector is being severely impacted by the continuing drought according to a statement from the Irish...

June 9, 2020

February rainfall highest on record in several areas

February rainfall highest on record in several areas

Rainfall figures for the month of February were at their highest levels on record in much of the country. According...

March 4, 2020

Almost 400% of average rainfall amounts experienced in areas

Almost 400% of average rainfall amounts experienced in areas

There has been very little let up in weather over the past few weeks, with rainfall amounts reaching well above...

February 25, 2020

Flooded fields won’t be worked for some time

Flooded fields won’t be worked for some time

The continuous rain and flooding of recent days, weeks and months has left ground in unworkable condition. No prizes will...

February 25, 2020

Continued weather woes puts pressure on farmers

Continued weather woes puts pressure on farmers

Recent weather conditions have upped the pressure on farmers across the country with the challenge of waterlogged land causing significant...

November 4, 2019

Grass growth: ‘Well above average rainfall’ forces more farmers to house

Grass growth: ‘Well above average rainfall’ forces more farmers to house

Many more farmers have been forced to house their animals due to the heavy and almost persistent rain experienced across...

October 8, 2019

Wet weather impacting harvest progress

Wet weather impacting harvest progress

The wet weather of the past few days has put a complete stop to harvest progress. Large amounts of rainfall...

August 13, 2019

Soil moisture deficits…no deficit this week

Soil moisture deficits…no deficit this week

Soil moisture deficits (SMDs) are starting to look a lot less attractive than they have all year. On Wednesday (November...

December 2, 2018

Scattered showers in store this weekend

Scattered showers in store this weekend

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers will cross the country this weekend, Met Eireann predicts. There are three...

November 9, 2018

Soil moisture deficits almost back to capacity in north east

Soil moisture deficits almost back to capacity in north east

Soil moisture deficits (SMDs) are almost back to field capacity in the north east of the country. In fact, on...

September 1, 2018

Weather outlook: Heavy rain, humid conditions and threat of potato blight forecast

Weather outlook: Heavy rain, humid conditions and threat of potato blight forecast

Unsettled weather conditions are in store this week with a mixture of sunny spells, heavy rain, rising temperatures and humid...

August 13, 2018

Little change expected in soil moisture deficits this week

Little change expected in soil moisture deficits this week

There is very little change expected in soil moisture deficits this week, apart from some slight relief in the north-west of...

July 23, 2018

Rainfall warning set to halt silage-cutting operations

Rainfall warning set to halt silage-cutting operations

A Status Yellow rainfall warning issued by Met Eireann is set to halt silage-cutting operations in parts of the country...

May 31, 2018

Work continues to be halted on saturated soil

Work continues to be halted on saturated soil

Persistent wet conditions have left a lot of work undone. Fields have yet to be ploughed and the majority of...

April 4, 2018

Ireland the wettest the country has been in over 300 years

Ireland the wettest the country has been in over 300 years

The decade from 2006 to 2015 was Ireland’s wettest on record, with a 10-year average rainfall of almost 1990mm per...

March 27, 2018

What to do with your late-sown winter wheat

What to do with your late-sown winter wheat

Winter wheat often undergoes hardship; perhaps even more so this season, as growers scrambled to plant crops when weather conditions...

March 8, 2018