Leeds set for brief respite from scorching heatwave

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A cloudy day is set to provide some respite from the beating hot heatwave the country is currently in the midst of.

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Although temperatures are still set to be high, a covering of cloud for the majority of the day could make it feel cooler than it actually is.

Highs of 21 °C are nothing to grumble about though as the muggy feel looks set to continue.

There is a chance of isolated showers in some parts, but no rain is currently predicted over Leeds.

A Met Office spokesperson said about today's weather forecast: "Rather cloudy at times, more especially towards the coast, however there will be sunny spells for most as well. Perhaps an isolated light shower over the hills, otherwise predominantly dry.

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"Feeling noticeably cooler, especially along the coast with onshore breeze. Maximum temperature 21 °C."

Moving on to tonight, and we're expecting another clear and dry evening, with minimum temperatures of 12 °C.

A Met Office spokesperson added: "It will be dry with clear spells and patchy amounts of cloud. Winds light to moderate from the north or northeast. Minimum temperature 12 °C."