Irish National Meteorological Service issues potato blight warning

A Status Yellow warning for potato blight for Co. Clare was issued on Wednesday, May 4 by Met Éireann. The national forecaster said that weather conditions will be conducive to the spread of potato blight in early sown crops in parts of the banner county from Friday evening (May 6) through to Saturday afternoon (May 7).

Met Éireann stated that opportunities will exist for spraying for the rest of today and during Thursday (tomorrow, May 5). The blight warning is due to expire on Saturday at 1:00p.m.

Met Éireann said that Friday will be a wet day, but conditions will improve over the weekend.


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