When do the clocks go forward? This weekend, of course...Spring forward, Fall back!

REMEMBER to change your clocks on Sunday as British Summer Time begins - and it will certainly feel like summer in places such as Welney in the Fens.

And if you didn’t manage to get hold of tickets for the Olympics this year, the village might offer an alternative.

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) says the spectacles available at its nature reserve rival the displays from Olympian athletes in London.

This time of year is “one of the most dramatic seasons at the reserves” as animals compete for territories - and, of course, a little bit of love.

Emma Brand of the WWT said: “From boxing hares to tumbling lapwing, every effort is put into catching the eye of the ladies and successfully raising the young.


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“Visitors can witness these spectacles and many more as the season progresses.”

She added: “Now is a fascinating and exciting time to visit wetland reserves.

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“WWT Welney is one of the best places to get close to the drama and excitement of wetland wildlife.”

Experts are expecting this weekend to be the hottest of the year so far with some towns in Britain seeing temperatures of more than 20 degrees.

But there is the possibility towards the end of March of showers pushing through after a spell of hot weather.

The Weather Outlook is forecasting slightly below average temperatures and rain for April, but May is looking hotter.

A spokesman said: “April is expected to bring unsettled and at times chilly conditions with heavy showers and longer spells of ran. It may still be cold enough at times for some wintry showers. The end of the month should be drier.

“After a mixed start the first half of the month is expected to bring a good deal of dry and increasingly warm conditions to much of the country. Some less settled interludes are still expected.

“The second half of the month should see temperatures continuing above average for much of the time, although it may well turn less settled at times with heavy showers or longer outbreaks of rain returning at times.”

• Remember to upload your photos of Cambridge in Spring at cambridgeshire.iwitness24.co.uk or download the free app for your phone.

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