A Status Yellow Met Eireann weather warning for drought conditions expired today and was not renewed by Met Eireann for the first time in almost a month as rain is expected this week.
The drought warning came into effect on June 30 and has been renewed every week since for all of the country until last week when it was just valid for Munster and Leinster.
Now, Met Eireann has forecast that 'above normal' rain is forecast this week.
The only weather warning for Ireland now is a Status Yellow Marine Small Craft Warning as southerly winds will increase force 6 or higher later on Wednesday and tonight on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.
Rain is set to fall at 'above normal' levels in some Irish counties in the coming days.
In its farming foreacast Met Éireann said rainfall over the past week has been well below average over Munster with less than 20% of normal rainfall contributing to drought conditions. However rain is on the way in the coming days.