WATCH: 'Inside-out' umbrellas already as rain and wind arrives at Ploughing 2018

The showers have arrived a little earlier than expected at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan with umbrellas popping up around the site.

Conditions underfoot are being described as 'slightly slushy' as thousands of people descend on the site in Tullamore.

A video from the site shows hoards of wellington-booted attendees with their hoods up and brollies out, making their way around the site.

Met Éireann has predicted that Tuesday will be dry in the morning with sunny spells with some showery rain spreading eastwards across the region in the afternoon, gradually clearing this evening. 
 
It will become blustery with fresh, gusty southwest winds. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees. Tuesday night will also be dry while a weather warning has been issued for the entire country on Wednesday.

WATCH: Conditions 'slightly slushy' as National Ploughing 2018 gets underway

WATCH: Emotional wellies tribute to farm accident victims at Ploughing 2018

WATCH: President Michael D Higgins officially opens the Ploughing Championships.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.