Spring has sprung - but rain is on the way

SPRING has certainly sprung — but make the most of the weather while you can.

Today is traditionally the official start of spring but the vernal equinox, as it is formally known, actually fell yesterday.

The equinox marks the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator, which is the imaginary line above Earth’s equator.

Equinox means “equal night” in Latin and is the day when night and day are almost exactly the same length.

And Rotherham is set to bask in some spring sunshine, with little cloud forecast all day, although the temperature is not expected to go above 9 deg C.

And before you put your winter coat away, be warned that the Met Office is predicting two days of heavy rain tomorrow and Thursday, before things pick up again towards the end of the week.

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