In Pictures: Britons embrace warmer weather amid sunny forecasts

Britons are jumping at any opportunity to embrace warm weather after what has felt like a long, cold and wet winter.

Snow has been falling as late as the end of March this year so forecasts of UK temperatures expected to top those in Rome, Venice and Madrid this week are being greeted with excitement.

Here we take a look at Britons making the most of a little bit of spring sunshine. Will there be more to come?

Spring weather April 16th 2018
Workers eat their lunch outside St Paul's Cathedral in London (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Spring weather April 16th 2018
A bride and groom have pre-wedding photographs taken outside St Paul's (Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
Spring weather April 16th 2018
Britons should make the most of the sunny weather as it could become unsettled as early as next week, the Met Office said (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Spring weather April 16th 2018
The mini-heatwave means temperatures could rise more than 10C (50F) above the April average, just weeks after snow covered swathes of the UK (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Workers make their way along rows of daffodils removing any rogue varieties at Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
Workers make their way along rows of daffodils in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)
Mark Beecham helps remove any rogue daffodils, as the vibrant colours make a stunning and welcome contrast to the prolonged winter (Joe Giddens/PA)
The vibrant colours make a stunning and welcome contrast to the seemingly never-ending wintry weather endured until recently (Joe Giddens/PA)
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