This weekend is set to see the city spring into Spring, with temperatures reaching double figures and plenty of sunshine too.
So what else does spring bring to Brighton and Hove? Here’s eight signs the winter’s finally over on the Sussex coast:
1. Thousands of runners sprinting and staggering across the seafront for the Brighton Half Marathon
2. Palmeira Square’s floral clock bursts into bloom
3. It’s just about possible for children to paddle at low tide at Rottingdean again
4. Foot-powered wheels start to proliferate around the city again – skateboards, scooters and Penny Farthings
5. The first race of the season at Brighton Racecourse – this year’s is on Tuesday, April 21.
6. Those blooming nesting seagulls start waking us up at dawn. Grrr.
7. Al Fresco starts living up to its name again
8. The Pavilion Gardens Cafe opens again after the winter break, opening onto newly turfed lawns. This year, it opened on Wednesday.