Farm Ireland

Sunday 22 April 2018

Relief for farmers making silage as dry weather to return after recent deluge

Photo: Roger Jones
Photo: Roger Jones
Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

Low pressure in the Atlantic has been the dominant feature of our weather over the last week bringing showers or longer spells of rain.

All regions experienced rainfall amounts greater than normal.

Parts of south Munster and south Leinster had 3.5 to 4 times the average rainfall, with 60-75mm recorded here over the past 7 days.

The far southeast recording 5 times the expected average.

Elsewhere, precipitation amounts were close to 2 to 3 times the average. The driest conditions were experienced in the north of the country.

However, according to Met Eireann in the coming week will be much drier than last week.

Later in the week a southwesterly airflow will persist over Ireland. Atlantic coastal counties will see rain or showers at times, but amounts will be below normal.

A lot of dry weather elsewhere, with just occasional showers. Mild, with temperatures normal or slightly above.

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