People out walking at Portmarnock Strand during the first week of social distancing measures. March temperatures were generally colder than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

March was a cold month, with below average temperatures recorded across the country. Temperatures were below average or just average everywhere for t(...)

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. (...)