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Easnaimh Thaise na hIthreach

Forecast issued at: Sunday 21st July 2019 09:00


Warning issued at: Sunday 21 July 2019 06:00
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight will develop across Ireland today and at times during this week.


Heavy downpours brought intense rainfall to parts of the Midlands and North on Friday, 19th July, with 34mm of rainfall recorded in just 1 hour in Claremorris, County Mayo. Many parts of the west and north have had above normal rainfall during the past week but it has been drier in southern and eastern coastal counties. Dublin Airport recorded just 6.5mm of rain over the last 7 days compared to 60.9mm recorded at Claremorris. The coming week is expected to see above average rainfall in most areas but more especially in the west and northwest. A spell of heavy rain today and overnight will be followed by more showery conditions from mid-week.


Mean air temperatures over the last week have been above average in most locations by around 1 degree Celsius. Meanwhile soil temperatures remain around 2-3 degrees Celsius above the July average. The next 7 days are expected to be warmer than normal by 2-3 degrees Celsius. It will become very warm on Monday & Tuesday with air temperatures likely to reach 27 degrees Celsius in parts of the northeast.


It has been sunnier than normal in most regions of Ireland over the last 7 days. 44 hours of sunshine were recorded at Shannon Airport, 40% more than normal for this time of year. Sunshine amounts over the next seven days are likely to be below normal in most regions. The best of the sunshine will be in the northeast and east of the country.

Drying Conditions

Poor drying conditions today. Drying conditions will improve on Monday and Tuesday but remaining rather dull and damp along the south coast. Thereafter drying conditions will become moderate or poor.


Limited opportunities for spraying over the next few days. Some opportunities on Monday and Tuesday.

Field Conditions

Soil moisture deficits have reduced in the west and north over the last few days but there remains large deficits in the south and east of the country with some restriction to growth.

Agricultural Data Graphs

Soil Moisture Deficits

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