Why do irrigators irrigate when it’s windy?

There are water losses arising from irrigating on a windy day, but they are minimal (less than 5%). The main side-effect of irrigating on a windy day is a change in the water distribution pattern. In this situation, the irrigation system, the strength of the wind, and the weather conditions this may create challenges for plant growth. However, not irrigating would create even greater challenges for plant growth!