The sun comes to Nottingham - at last!
Wellies and umbrellas were replaced by sun hats and shorts this weekend as summer finally arrived in Notts.
The sunny skies came just in time for the opening of the Nottingham Riviera, in Old Market Square, and the Splendour Festival, at Wollaton Park.
Whether it was children on the swings and in the splash pool or adults having a relaxing drink in the bar area, everyone was having fun.
Paul Newton, 33, of Carlton, was among them. He said: "It's great that summer is finally here.
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"And with it comes the Riviera. It's a brilliant idea for Nottingham. It always draws in big crowds."
Student Dan Jones, 18, of Mansfield, said: "It's a great attraction. There's something for everyone.
"It's been a poor summer so far but some good weather now can certainly make up for it."
The official opening of the attraction is set for 1pm today, with dignitaries including Nottingham Lord Mayor Councillor Leon Unczur.
The opening had been planned for last Friday but was put back as bad weather had hampered construction of the site.
Temperatures peaked at 23C yesterday and, according to the Met Office, it is set to get even hotter over the next few days, with 25C expected today and tomorrow.
With the good weather has come increased sales of ice creams and barbecues.
Dorin Marinescu, whose ice-cream van was yesterday parked outside Marks and Spencer, in Listergate, said: "It has been raining a lot over the last three months so sales haven't been very good.
"But when it is warm like today, people like to have an ice cream, so it has been much better."
A spokesman for the B&Q store at Riverside Retail Park said it had seen increased sales of barbecues.