Anailís Aimsire don Fheirmeoireacht
Wednesday 22 November 2017 13:00
Rainfall for the past week was below average in most places, except for the far North and around the Limerick area. The coming 7 days will average out wetter than normal along Western and Northern coasts due to wintry showers but it will be drier than normal elsewhere.
Air temperatures over the past week were between 0.3 and 2 degrees above normal. The coming week will be colder than normal by a couple of degrees or even 3 degrees below average likely in parts.
The past week has been much duller than normal with only around half the average sunshine in many areas. In contrast, the coming 7 days are likely to have closer to normal sunshine in many parts though it is likely to be duller in coastal parts of the North and West.
Drying conditions will be poor tomorrow but will improve after that for some parts, though wintry showers will affect the Northwest and West in particular.
There will be some spraying opportunities on Sunday.
Most soils are close to saturation at the moment with poorly drained soils waterlogged and just a very slight improvement over the next seven days.