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Warmer weather and sunny skies help put spring in the air in Northern Ireland

By Angela Rainey

Published 15/03/2016

Dogs play among the daffodils in Victoria Park yesterday
Dogs play among the daffodils in Victoria Park yesterday

It feels like spring has finally sprung - and these happy pups were making the best of the good weather yesterday.

The delighted doggies were snapped dancing through the daffodils in east Belfast's Victoria Park.

In a welcome break from weather warnings for rain, snow and ice, Northern Ireland is experiencing a settled spell of uncharacteristic dry weather.

As sun-worshippers cast aside their winter woollies for another year, families headed out to parks, beaches and beauty spots.

Workers enjoyed a rare al fresco lunch as they sat outside Belfast City Hall enjoying the spring sunshine.

And after we enjoyed a rare glimpse of the big yellow disc yesterday, it looks as if it's keeping its hat on for most of the rest of the week. However, high pressure will mean chilly nights and mornings.

Temperatures hit 11C yesterday, but will get higher later this week, and the mercury could peak at 12 or 13C today.

Today will be another dry day with sunny spells, especially for western parts. It will be mild again with mainly light easterly winds, so it will feel warm in any prolonged sunshine.

The high tomorrow is predicted to be 9C.

It's a cooler story later in the week as temperatures drop a little further, with Thursday - St Patrick's Day - and Friday's expected to peak at 6C. It will be less mild and more cloudy, but still dry with some sunshine breaking through at times.

The temperature should start to rise again on Saturday and by Sunday temperatures could be back up to around 8C.

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