Stunning bluebells carpet Devon hillside as spring returns

Stunning bluebells carpet Devon hillside as spring returns

May 9, 2019

Sea of blue! Stunning bluebells carpet Devon hillside as forecasters say spring will return this weekend with glorious sunshine and 70F temperatures

  • The Met Office has said that cold temperatures are set to be pushed aside in favour of spring-like conditions 
  • As high pressure builds the weekend will brighten up across the country, with some frost overnight 
  • The whole of the UK is set for some pleasant weather, coupled with clear blue skies over the following days 
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Stunning bluebells have carpeted the Devonshire hills as forecasters say the UK is set for the return of spring later on this week as a change in weather could bring cloudless skies and balmy days.

An amateur photographer has taken beautiful photos of thousands of bluebell flowers creating a carpet of colour on a hillside, as the country pushes aside cold temperatures in order to allow for more spring-like conditions.

Met forecasters have stated the weather is set to get better and that temperatures could even reach 70F in the coming days. 

Amelia Wright from Essex, took these jaw-dropping photos at Gallants Bower, near Dartmouth, on Monday morning.

In full bloom: The stunning photos of the bluebells were captured by amateur photographer Amelia Wright who was on a break with her husband

Beautiful bluebells! The pictures were taken on the hills that overlook the River Dart which rises high on Dartmoor, and releases to the sea at Dartmouth

The three day weather forecast shows spates of rain today, but that over Friday and Saturday the sun is likely to show its face 

Hello sunshine! Sunday is set for some beautiful sunshine across the whole of the UK with the highest temperatures being in the south 

The 47-year-old took the photos during a morning walk with her husband, David, 48, who were visiting Devon over the bank holiday weekend for a short break. The photographs show the bluebells in full bloom on a hillside overlooking the River Dart.

Amelia says the ‘beautiful colours’ made the landscape appear to look like a ‘fantasy landscape’. 

Bluebells usually flower from mid-April to late May, and are more prevalent in the South West of England due to the warmer climate. 

Despite cold temperatures still biting parts of the UK, forecaster at the Met, Grahame Madge said there could be isolated highs next week of up to 71.6F (22C).

Pretty in pink: The stunning bluebells and flowers spanned for miles over the hills which features a lovely walking path for those wanted to get out and explore the great outdoors 

Speaking to the MailOnline he said: ‘The weather is set to be relatively unsettled over the next couple of days with a cold front moving south which will bring some rain and some off that will be heavy in Northern Ireland.

‘There is also the  potential for thundery showers in south east of the country which could result in some localised heavy rainfall.

‘The weekend should begin to brighten up as high pressure builds, but there will still be some frost over the next couple of nights.

‘It will feel pleasant next week with more sunshine around in early part of next week. It will be almost cloudless on Tuesday and if that holds up for the rest of the week it will continue to be bright with some possible high clouds towards the east coast.’

If the bright skies continue, the UK could get be seeing its first glimpse of summer, following the short burst of sunshine it had during April. 

The snaps of the bluebells were taken on Monday at Gallants Bower near Dartmouth and truly signify the start of the warmer days across the UK 

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