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Welcome to the Met Éireann Podcast page.

We’re obsessed with weather in Ireland, but how much do we know about how it’s forecast, what influences it and how a changing global climate is affecting weather worldwide? Each month The Met Éireann Podcast takes a deep dive into these topics.

The podcast is back for a new season and we are excited to be teaming up with RTÉ.

So whether you are a new or existing listener- be sure to subscribe again to the series wherever you get your podcasts.

We also have an Irish version of this podcast – Podchraoladh Met Éireann

Click on the player below to play the latest episode and more.

You can contact the Podcast team at podcast@met.ie  or use  #MetEireannPodcast  on Twitter

The Impact of Weather on Food Growth

When it comes to growing food, either on the farm or in our own homes, weather and climate play a deciding role in what and when we can grow, and how successful our harvest will be.

In this episode of the Met Éireann Podcast, Noel and Liz explore how different weather conditions affect the growth of plants, how can we work with the weather to help produce our crops and how might climate change influence the way we grow food.

Director and Farm manager with Keogh’s, Derek Keogh, shares his experience of how the drought of 2018 and the wet summer of 2012 impacted planting, growth and yields at Keoghs. He also shares his top tips for growing potatoes at home – including the perfect time to harvest them.

To dig a little more into the science behind how weather influences the growth of plants and crops, Dr. Michael O’Donovan, Head of Grassland Research at Teagasc, explains the essentials that plants need to grow and tells us about a world leading grass growth prediction model developed by Teagasc and used all over the country by farmers.

Finally Dr. Klara Finkele, Head of Agricultural Meteorology at Met Éireann highlights the range of weather products farmers and food growers can access to support them in making the best decisions for their crops and plants. Klara also discusses how changes in our climate may affect agriculture here in Ireland.

You can find the daily farm commentary from Met Éireann here, or tune into the weekly farming forecast on Sundays at 1.08pm on RTÉ One or on RTÉ Player.

Keep up with monthly episodes of the Met Éireann podcast by subscribing at rte.ie/podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.


Check our all the episodes from The Met Éireann Podcast Season One and Two.

Find out more about the presenters and each episode from Season One in our notes below

The Met Éireann Podcast with RTÉ

The Met Éireann Podcast with RTÉ

Podchraoladh Met Éireann le RTÉ

Podchraoladh Met Éireann le RTÉ

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