Silage on hold: Parts of the country could get 250pc of normal rainfall this week
The coming week will be very unsettled with low pressure dominating, according to latest forecasts from Met Eireann.
It says rainfall is expected to be 140-200pc of average countrywide, but close to 250pc of normal in some southern areas.
It comes as the silage season continues to progress with farmers dodging the showers in recent days to get crops cut.
Met Eireann says drying conditions will in general be poor to moderate over the coming week.
Spraying opportunities will also be very limited in much of the time with unsettled and breezy conditions expected.
It says field conditions soil moisture deficits are currently between 0 and 10mm around the country, with parts of the southwest being saturated.
Well, moderately and poorly drained soils will become saturated in some parts of the country by the end of next week as the weather trends to the more unsettled.
In the past seven days, two bands of rain traversed the country (Thursday and Sunday). Otherwise the rainfall was quite showery and at times heavy.