TODAY was the warmest January day in Malin Head since records began – as temperatures topped 15C.
Environmentalist and self-confessed ‘weather nut’ Rónán McLaughlin captured this stunning scene at his beloved Malin Head this evening.
Rónán said the warm mild evening was the warmest since 1885.
But get ready for the next winter storm – Gertrude – which will crash into Ireland on Monday night and into Tuesday bringing 120km/hr winds.
It will be the remnants of the US Storm Jonas which claimed at least 19 lives in the US.
Jonas battered the US with gale force winds and dumped 3ft of snow in parts.
The weather system is likely to weaken as it crosses the Atlantic, with the snow turning to heavy rain in Ireland on Tuesday.
Monday night will start dry with light winds, but wet and windy weather will reach Donegal around midnight and then spread to all parts overnight, says Met Eireann.
The rain will turn heavy later in the night and as a result large rainfall amounts are expected over high ground.
This may lead to localised flooding in parts of the county.
Tuesday will start wet and windy, but the rain will clear and the rest of the day will see a lot of dry weather with sunny spells and just scattered showers.
However, more rain will reach Donegal at night.