Met Eireann’s weather station at Malin Head has registered the highest air pressure on record for March today.
The last record was set 120 years ago.
A MSLP (mean sea level pressure) of 1051.3 hPa has been recorded at the Malin Head synoptic station today.
The previous record for March was 1047.1 hPa, registered at the Valentia Observatory Co. Kerry on March 13th 1900.
High pressure is the reason for the fine weather, light winds and clear skies that Ireland has experienced in recent weeks.
Donegal saw a great amount of sunshine this weekend, with highs of just 5 to 8 Celsius – colder than normal for this time of year.
Temperatures will fall further tonight with lows of -1 to 2C and a risk of patchy frost, according to Met Eireann.