Temperatures throughout Ireland this afternoon stayed very close to the warm levels recorded yesterday.

However, it appears that no new records were set.

According to Met Éireann's online observational data, air temperatures reached a high of 17 degrees Celsius this afternoon at weather stations in Valentia in Co Kerry, Athenry in Co Galway and Casement in Co Dublin.

The highest temperature recorded yesterday was at Mount Dillon weather station in Co Roscommon, where the temperature reached a high of 17.3 degrees Celsius.

The record high temperature for the month of February in Ireland was 18.1 degrees. That was recorded 128 years ago, in 1891, at Phoenix Park.

Met Éireann is forecasting that the weather will remain unseasonably warm again tomorrow with highest temperatures in the range of 13 to 17 degrees expected for the third day in a row.

Yesterday's new record in the UK for warmest winter day was surpassed today, again in Wales, with temperatures reaching higher than 20C.

Fire crews battled gorse fires last night and today in the Dublin area.