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Spring weather Apr 19th 2016...A ship sits out in the North Sea near Tynemouth beach, North Tyneside, just before sunrise. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 19, 2016. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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A ship sits out in the North Sea near Tynemouth beach, North Tyneside, just before sunrise

Spring weather Mar 8th 2016...The sun rises over the North Sea as a ship heads into the mouth of the river Tyne in Tynemouth, as signs of spring will start to show at the end of this week with climbing temperatures across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 8, 2016. The Met Office said there will be more sun and increasingly mild conditions nationwide, with levels rising from Thursday as a tropical maritime air travels up. See PA story WEATHER Spring. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The sun rises over the North Sea as a ship heads into the mouth of the river Tyne in Tynemouth, as signs of spring will start to show at the end of this week with climbing temperatures across the UK 

Autumn weather Nov 11th 2015...The sun rises over the North Sea off Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear as a ship passes on the horizon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 11, 2015. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The sun rises over the North Sea off Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear as a ship passes on the horizon 

Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont rides a cart horse to haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke July 12, 2013. At the end of the fishing season, the fishermen and their mounts leave the water to empty the net and to put the contents into two wicker baskets fixed on each side of the horse. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back to some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.

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Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont and his horse haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.