Yesterday saw 2016's National Ploughing Championships begin with record-breaking number of attendees. Amongst those attending today includes RTÉ resident weather reporter Nuala Carey. We spoke to Nuala before the championships to find out what she's looking forward to, and of course, the weather!

Everyone knows that the ploughing draws in huge crowds annually. Last year saw over 281,000 people turn up, and this year is set to beat that, making it Ireland's biggest event! The people who go, who work and who are involved in the championships are an integral part of this traditional event.

For Nuala: "My favourite thing about the whole National Ploughing Championships is the people that we meet". 

"At RTÉ we are very privileged that people allow us into their home 365 days a year, so I always think the least we could do is invite them back to our place! I’m really looking forward to meeting the people, and I meet a lot of the same people every year. They come in, they say hello. Makes me feel old, because I’m seeing children who were very young growing up, and they’re taller than me."

"So I would say to everybody I’m really looking forward to seeing you, and please call into the RTÉ marquee, which is at Block 2, row 13."

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We couldn't talk to the weather expert without asking about the weather: "There will be some wet and windy weather coming across from the west, so I’m crossing my fingers now that it won’t arrive in the faithful county until quite late in the day, but, there is a chance".

I hope you all brought your wellies with you for today, and tomorrow! 

Thursday, the last and final day, "After a dry start, looks like showers.  So I’d say be dressed for some mixed weather". So we're really getting a bit of everything. Let's hope the rain holds off for as long as possible! 

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Follow our live blog of Day Two at the Ploughing. First time going down to the championships? Bláthnaid has advice for you. If you're not sure what to go see when you're down there, here's our collection of what we're looking forward to at the Ploughing Championships.