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Easnaimh Thaise na hIthreach

Forecast issued at: Thursday 26th November 2020 12:00


There was a northwest to southeast contrast in rainfall over the last 7 days. Rainfall was above average across most of Connacht and Ulster, but below average in Munster and Leinster. The wettest location was Claremorris, recording 51.4mm, which is 180% the average. The driest stations were Dublin Airport and Casement with 8.6 and 8.7 mm of rain, respectively, about half the amount for this time of year (51%). We are now entering a settled spell as high pressure builds over Ireland. Nationwide, rainfall accumulations are forecast to be well below average. Less than 5mm of rainfall is expected in all parts of the country over the next 7 days, ranging between 3% and 12% of the accumulations we would expect at this time of year.


Mean air temperatures were about average this past week, with mean values ranging between 6.2 and 9.3 degrees. Soil temperatures are also above average, as much as 2.2 degrees above normal in some areas. It is going to be about average over the next 7 days, with mean temperatures of between 5 and 9 degrees, which is about average or 1 degree below average.


Sunshine amounts were above normal in the southern half of the country over the past week, and below normal in the north with increased cloud cover. The sunniest areas were in the east and southeast, with around 21 to 22 hours of accumulated sunshine. In contrast, just 7.1 hours of sunshine was recorded at Malin (66% of average) and 9.9 hours at Malin Head (92% of average). Sunshine is likely to be near or above average over the coming 7 days as conditions settle.

Drying Conditions

Despite a good deal of dry weather forecast, drying conditions will be limited as winds will be mostly light to moderate.


There will be good opportunity for spraying over the next week, with mostly dry settled weather forecast, along with light to moderate winds.

Field Conditions

All soils are currently saturated or waterlogged, but with rainfall forecast to be well below normal over the next 7 days there will be an improvement in field conditions.

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.

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