March was a record-setting month with temperatures in some areas of Ireland the warmest since the 1957.

According to the Irish Independent, Belmullet experienced a high of 22.2C, while temperatures reached 18.8C at Cork Airport -- it's highest March figure recorded since the mid 1950s.

This March was also one of the driest in years, with the overall number of 'wet days' reported as below average.

March 26-28 were the sunniest days of the month. Weather stations in the southwest reported their highest quota of March sunshine since 1965.

April, however, begins with more typical Irish weather. Temperatures are expected to drop on Monday to between 7C and 10C.

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