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In Pictures: Springtime scenes as temperatures rise

It makes a refreshing change from last weekend.

People enjoy the sun at The Kelpies in Falkirk, central Scotland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
People enjoy the sun at The Kelpies in Falkirk, central Scotland (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Britons ventured out to enjoy the spring weather on Sunday, in a welcome change from the unsettled conditions during the week.

The Met Office forecast sunshine for most of the country.

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People enjoy the sun at The Kelpies in Falkirk, central Scotland (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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The horse sculptures are 30m tall (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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The Earl of Wessex with son James at the Royal Windsor Horse Show (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Participants in the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society at Windsor (Steve Parsons/PA)
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An RNLI Lifeguard takes to the water in Bridlington, East Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Visitors enjoy a voyage on the local pleasure boat (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Restored cobles – traditional fishing boats that were once a familiar sight off the north-east coast of England – sail near Bridlington (Danny Lawson/PA)
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Water sports fans enjoy the warm weather (Danny Lawson/PA)
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A peacock feathers its tail at Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Relaxing at Sudeley Castle (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Knights took part in a jousting display at Sudeley Castle (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Ready for action (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Let battle commence… (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Meanwhile in Essex, competitors took part in the annual Maldon Mud Race (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The event is a charity race across the bed of the River Blackwater in Maldon (Joe Giddens/PA)

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