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Farming Weather Analysis

Wednesday 17 January 2018 13:00

Rain

Rainfall has been quite mixed across the country over the last two weeks. Above normal rainfall was recorded over much of the country, with the highest totals over Munster and Connacht at between 140 and 155 % of normal. Rainfall along the east coast and east Ulster was below average at roughly 75 % of average. Rainfall is set to be above average for the next seven days, with values possibly up to twice the norm in Atlantic coastal counties.

Temperatures

It has been a cold period, with mean air temperature values below normal by as much as 2.0 C., over Ulster. Values elsewhere were between 0.5 and 1.2 C., below.

Sunshine

This was above normal in the last two weeks, generally between 110 and 135 % of average. It is likely to be below normal through the forecast period.

Drying Conditions

Generally poor over the past two weeks and likely to be poor through the period.

Spraying

Limited opportunities available as it will stay unsettled and changeable with some wet and windy weather at times.

Field Conditions

Poor in most places and unlikely to improve. More likely to dis-improve

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