It may not feel like it but this Sunday marks the first day of summer, with clocks springing forward at 1am giving us one hour less in bed this Easter weekend.
“Unfortunately many feel after the weather of recent weeks that Spring has passed us by”, Mr Shatter commented.
“While none of us can control the weather, I hope that the change in time will usher in better and warmer weather for the second quarter of 2013.”
Daylight Saving was initially brought in to give farmers more day light to work in in the evenings, and means schoolchildren have brighter mornings when going to school in winter.
However, critics say longer light in the evenings could reduce road fatalities and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
People are advised to change their clocks and watches and be aware that their mobile phone clocks may change automatically.