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Spring has sprung - seasonal photos from across the region on the warmest day of the year

PUBLISHED: 17:17 30 March 2017 | UPDATED: 18:51 30 March 2017

Ann and David Collinson from Ipswich enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine as they play with their son, 21-month-old Isaac on Cromer beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Ann and David Collinson from Ipswich enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine as they play with their son, 21-month-old Isaac on Cromer beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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The air is fragrant, the meadows are green and every single daffodil has erupted into a self-contained blaze of golden glory.

Enjoying the sun in Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Enjoying the sun in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Coats and scarves have made way for short sleeves and sunglasses, as school children and workers alike delight in finally spending their free time outdoors.

With the mercury soaring to a seasonal high of 21 degrees, springtime has properly arrived - and it is glorious.

Our photographers have been out and about capturing images of this beautiful day - and our readers have also sent in a few great pictures.

We would love to see what you have been up to in the warm weather as well. Please share your springtime photos via norfolk.iwitness24.co.uk, post them to any of our Facebook pages or tweet them to @edp24.

Daffodils in the sunshine, outside Sandringham House. Picture: Ian Burt Daffodils in the sunshine, outside Sandringham House. Picture: Ian Burt

In our region, the day’s highest temperature was 21.2C, recorded at Santon Downham in Thetford Forest. Tibenham recorded 20.2C, at Marham it was 20.6C, Cromer had 20.4C and 20.3C was recorded at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

The warmest place in the country was Gravesend in Kent, with a high of 21.8C.

The average temperature for this time of year is a mere 11C.

So let’s make the most of the sunshine while we can. Although temperatures are predicted to remain firmly in the teens, some rain and more cloudy skies are on their way going into the weekend.

Enjoying the sun in Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Enjoying the sun in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Friday’s temperatures will fall to 17C and there will be cloud and some patches of rain in the morning, followed by dry weather later in the day.

Over the weekend people can expect temperatures of 15C on Saturday, with a chance of showers in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Sunday will be dry with temperatures reaching 16C.

'As The Tide Goes Out'. At Cromer pier. Photo by Lesley Buckley. 'As The Tide Goes Out'. At Cromer pier. Photo by Lesley Buckley.

Lovely Time Of The Year. Photo by Lesley Buckley Lovely Time Of The Year. Photo by Lesley Buckley

Spring In Norwich. Photo by Alan Moss. Spring In Norwich. Photo by Alan Moss.

Beautiful rich colour of the daffodil. Photo by Susan Oldfield Beautiful rich colour of the daffodil. Photo by Susan Oldfield

Tortoiseshell butterfly at Sculthorpe moor enjoying the spring sunshine. Photo by Paul Reynolds Tortoiseshell butterfly at Sculthorpe moor enjoying the spring sunshine. Photo by Paul Reynolds

Ann and David Collinson from Ipswich enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine as they play with their son, 21-month-old Isaac on Cromer beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Ann and David Collinson from Ipswich enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine as they play with their son, 21-month-old Isaac on Cromer beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

"Been trying to get a picture of the Holly Blue, been fluttering around but this is the first time I managed to get close enough to catch an image, so pretty in the garden." Picture: SUSAN COCKADAY

"Arriving back after a long break I saw this house sparrow in our tree top feeding place. It's lovely to know they are still around." Picture: Dudley Racher

Tombland in the sunshine. Picture: Alison Gibson Tombland in the sunshine. Picture: Alison Gibson

Sunset over Hoxne, Suffolk. PIC: Richard Downe. Sunset over Hoxne, Suffolk. PIC: Richard Downe.

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