Rain to bring a halt to silage season as up to 50mm rain expected
The hustle and bustle of the silage season is set to be brought to a sudden halt over the coming days with three weather warnings now in place for heavy rainfall.
Met Eireann says the coming days will see settled weather but a breakdown is forecast for the end of the week with some heavy showers predicted, especially in the west of the country.
As much as 30-40mm and 50mm locally of rain is expected in western counties from Friday night through until Saturday morning.
Elsewhere across the country 10-20mm are likely during this period also.
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Met Eireann forecasts a cloudy start with rain in many places on Saturday morning. The rain locally heavy and thundery. Drier brighter weather will develop over Munster in the afternoon and extend northwards during the course of the afternoon and evening.
Sunday is forecast to be a dry day with sunny spells. It will cloud over during the afternoon and evening with perhaps a few showers scattered over Leinster and Munster.
Monday will also be a mainly dry with sunny spells. Cloud building up at times with a few light showers possible.