Easnaimh Thaise na hIthreach

Forecast issued at: Monday 27th November 2023 13:00


The past week has been drier than average across the country, especially in the east and south. Accumulations ranged between 2.8mm at Oak park (14% of average) to 18.5mm at Valentia (48% of normal). The coming week will see a fair amount of dry weather with just a few showers in the mix. Overall rainfall amounts will be lower than average across the country with totals generally between 1 and 7mm. However, the northwest and north may see totals between 10 and 23mm.


Mean air temperatures over the last seven days were generally above average, ranging between 7.1 degrees in the east to 10.7 degrees in the southwest, which is generally between 0.2 and 2 degrees above average. Mean soil temperatures were also above average, ranging between 7.6 and 10.8 degrees, so generally coming in 1.5 to 3.8 degrees above average. The week ahead will turn significantly colder as mean air temperatures generally drop to 1 to 6 degrees. This is generally 4 to 5 degrees below normal with widespread frosts by night expected. However, some northern coastal areas may see mean air temperatures remain close to average.


Most areas have been duller than average over the last week with the exception of the southeast. It was dullest in the north with just 1.3 hours of sunshine recorded at Malin Head, Co. Donegal (21% of normal). In contrast, 18.5 hours of sunshine was recorded at Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford (128% of normal). In the coming week, sunshine hours will likely be around average or slightly above.

Drying Conditions

Drying will poor in the coming week with cold conditions nationwide.


There will be some opportunities for spraying this week, as winds remain light most days along with low precipitation amounts. Field Conditions:

Field Conditions

Forecast maps and meteograms can be found on Blight Forecast.

Agricultural Data Graphs

Soil Moisture Deficits

Déantar Easnaimh Thaise na hIthreach (SMD) (mm) a ríomh le haghaidh trí chineál ithreach: draenáilte go maith, draenáilte go measartha agus gan mórán draenála déanta uirthi. Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais maidir leis an gcaoi a ríomhtar Easnaimh Thaise na hIthreach, cliceáil anseo.