The nights are getting lighter, the skies are blue and the sun is making a welcome appearance. 

Spring is definitely in the air and readers have been out capturing some glorious sights across Dorset this weekend.

If you were feeling blue at having to return to work this morning, these pictures will (hopefully) put a smile on your face.

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If you're wondering what the weather will be like this week, it's going to be sunny until Thursday, then things are set to turn cloudier and slightly cooler from Friday.

Temperatures are set to be 10C or 11C but will drop to around 7C and 8C by the weekend.