Daily weather forecast update

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  1. headcase

    headcase Very Senior Member

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    A very welcome 15mm in the gauge here


    Dose of pepper out today and with the forecast warmth for next week should see some serious growth:Thumbp2:
     
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  2. diesel power

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    The yard was wet this morning when I arose from my slumber and it's raining now, that real nice soft rain that land soaks up.
     
  3. muckymanor

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    Nothing at home and only a very small amount in Longford - ground is still dry. I have to admit that we would be happy to see none at home, but if its only a small amount that we get, we will take it.
     
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    We got a little in the middle of the day yesterday but nothing today.
    The fore cast has changed totally from a wet week to nothing much.
    We need rain and kindness
     
  5. CORK

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    24mm here
     
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  6. Blackwater boy

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    Similar but no harm at all
     
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  7. Arthur

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    Nothing too soft about the weather, christ it would skin a cat today.
     
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    forcast to bull rain, hardly had a drop. not happy. ground cracking already and grass growth very slow due to harshness
     
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  9. tractorted

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    If it'd only come at the weekends it'd suit better....
     
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  10. diesel power

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    Temperature wise it is a bit hardy alright. I nearly had to go for the overalls to keep myself warm. Still it's better this way then getting glorious weather now and having it break in June. 2012 hasn't left my memory yet.
     
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    If we don't get more rain soon there wont be much to harvest in June!
     
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    If you look back through the Met Eireann rainfall data for the past few years we have had an average enough amount of rain so far for the first four months of the year. The ground is only dry because of the weather we had last year. We could suffer for this in the summer yet with to much rain
     
  13. nashmach

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    Would you go away out of that! Us part time farmers want no rain during the weekend.

    Noticeable that the wind changed to the north from the east as the rain was passing through. Another few cold days ahead.
     
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    Ah sure it's all right for you part time farmers making the big bucks during the week, we're trying to get a weeks work done in a weekend the way the weather's working out lately
     
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    Staying cool but no rain worth talking about right through next week if yr.no are to go by. 'twill piss rain for a fortnight then when the silage is due to take off proper..:whistle::boat:
     
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    Are you not done planting yet? This time last year you were probably only getting going!
     
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    That seems to be the consensus alright but little difference between night time and day time temperatures so things should pick up.

    Don't jinx it with the last comment....
     
  18. tractorted

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    Unfortunately not, started on April 1st but we've not managed to get in a full weeks work. Still have 2 good weeks left. Started properly on the 29th last year.
     
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    Some showers in Dublin today and a right humdinger in Arklow this evening, second speed on the wipers was struggling with it and water pooled on the motorway.:sweat:
     
  20. muckymanor

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    Around this day last year the weather took up and we got the warmth and dry weather that a lot of us were seeking. It has been an epic run. Grass grew all winter up to February 1st. There was no real harshness.

    The next week looks bright, dry and much warmer than recent weeks. We will all welcome that.

    After that it is looking pretty mixed.

    I'm still learning about weather. From what I can see, most of the long range forecasters used trends to predict the weather. This relies on the weather repeating itself every few years. So they forecast based on cycles. There are visible 5, 7 and 12 year cycles and more.
    To enhance their reliability, they look at weather history from these cycles. Some forecasters are saying that the weather we are having now is typical of what we had in may 2007 and after that, we moved into a much wetter period of weather for most of the summer.

    I'm sceptical. As I said I'm still learning and probably will be learning for the rest of my life. There is only one thing that can be said for weather forecasting. Its impossible to accurately forecast the weather for a timeframe beyone 7 to 10 days.
     
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    Looks like it's changed to me :sweat::scratchhead:

    Rain the end of the week but very little after this coming Saturday??? Waiting on xc at 12.:sweat:
     
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  23. muckymanor

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    East of the country relatively dry. Some light rain for the western half. Not much rain in total. A rarity for me, but walking pasture and meadows in galway this evening and they are so dry that growth is minimal. We need a good day of rain. Only consolation is that cattle are happy - even if they don't have a lot to eat.
     
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    We need a wet week now
     
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  25. Blackwater boy

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    It’s heat we need, it’s that gale of east wind blowing here with weeks that has the damage done and all the frosts.
     
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