AS PUB outdoor spaces reopen for the first time in months, revellers are expected to descend on their nearest tavern.

Many outdoor entertainment attractions, which reopened last week, are also expected to see an influx of visitors as the warmer months approach.

Read more: List of popular outdoor attractions across Dorset reopening from Monday

The Met Office is predicting a cold start today for areas including south and west Dorset with sunny spells throughout the morning.

The forecaster predicts patchy cloud will form into the afternoon but it is expected to stay largely dry. The remainder of the day will see cloudy skies with sunny intervals and light winds - with maximum temperature 13C.

The Outlook for Friday to Sunday according to the Met Office is expected to remain largely dry throughout with plenty of sunny spells and light winds.

The weather forecast applies to areas inlcuding Dorchester, Portland, Weymouth and Bridport.

Daytime temperatures around average and expected to peak at 12C, with cold nights and the chance of overnight frosts.