WE appealed for weather pictures, and Worcester News readers did not let us down.

Worcestershire basked in beautiful sunshine, with the mercury being pushed up to 28C in some places.

Families ventured out to go shopping, enjoy a picnic, visit the city's park, while others fired up the barbecue and simply sunbathed in their gardens.

There was so much going on this weekend to enjoy, whether it was the Superheroes fundraiser in Holt, Droitwich Food Festival or Three Counties Show, the weather was perfect for everyone to have fun in.

A number of readers sent in pictures of their youngsters enjoying paddling pools and using them to cool down in the hot weather, while there were also pictures of hot air balloon rides, strawberry picking, and from the cricket at New Road.

The good weather looks here to stay over the next few days, temperatures reaching a possible 30C on Monday, and it is expected to stay hot throughout this week.

For a full forecast visit the Worcester News website.