This Monday morning marks the official arrival of Spring in Portugal.
The Spring equinox is marked this morning at 10.29am when the sun passes from the southern into the northern hemisphere.
The arrival of spring in Portugal has been preceded by some warm and sunny weather which has seen the pollen count rise considerably.
However, allergy sufferers will be given some respite with rain and cloud set to arrive across mainland Portugal later this week.
The changing season also brings with it a change in time, with the clocks going forward by an hour on 26 March.