Tourists enjoy the snowfall at Sally Gap, Co Wicklow. Temperatures during March were well below normal everywhere in the State, according to preliminary figures from Met Éireann. Photograph: Eric Luke

March is likely to be confirmed as one of the coldest – if not the coldest – on record when Met Éireann publishes its monthly figures today. (...)

A lone figure walking near Dunboyne Co Meath on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

March is likely to be confirmed as one of the coldest - if not the coldest - on record when Met Éireann publishes its monthly figures tomorrow. (...)