Sunshine snapshots to put a spring in your step
The sun has been shining right across Northern Ireland this week as the first signs of spring begin to show.
From the canary yellow of this year's daffodils to the warming and serene sun-laden horizon, the weather has undergone something of a welcome transformation.
While across the water much of England and Wales were under the cover of cloud during the bulk of this week, people across Northern Ireland have been enjoying a much needed break from months of rain-drenched streets and bitterly cold wind and snow.
At the Waterworks in north Belfast, a bevy of swans made an appearance on a crisp, bright morning, making the most of a tranche of visitors showing up with their bags of stale bread in hand.
Further south in Fermanagh, the grounds of the luxurious Belle Isle Castle were littered with a vast palette of bright primary colours amid a sea of lush green grass.
While temperatures remain biting and chilly, sunny spells are set to continue through Northern Ireland during today, with maximum temperatures around 9C.
The dry and settled weather is also set to continue heading into the weekend, with the Met Office predicting bright and sunny spells alongside some light northwesterly winds.