Glorious sunshine and not a drop of rain over the weekend saw a great start to spring.
As temperatures peaked at 16C yesterday, hundreds flocked to Gloucester Park to get their first bit of sunny weather for the year.
Drinkers took advantage of Dr Foster’s outdoor area in the Gloucester Docks, which was far busier than normal.
Barman, Finley Grout, said: “The weather really has done us a huge favour.
“We have been far busier than we normally would be at this time of the year, particularly as it is the weekend after Cheltenham races and most people have spent a lot of money there.
“We have had a lot of people sat outside enjoying a drink and a meal all weekend.
“There are quite a few people in this area of the docks having a wander around and it is definitely because it is sunny.”
Shoppers flocked to Trioscape Garden Centre in Newent in the hope of getting outdoors for the first time this year.
Ben Jenner from the centre said: “We have got a lot of barbecues going through and outdoor and others buying outdoor patio furniture.
“It has been really busy. It started picking up last weekend and has been busy again this weekend. I think the weather really does help.”
But unfortunately the summer may not be here early.
According to the Met Office the weather is expected to become cloudy over the week ahead with the sunny spell.
Temperatures are expected to remain at 12C over the next five days, with the odd patch of rain coming in later this week.