Easter Monday bank holiday weather in Leeds forecast for cold snap and snow following weekend of blazing sunshine

We've had a heatwave, some cool sunny spells and some cloud in Leeds over the past week but temperatures are now set to plummet and we might even see some snow.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 6:00 am

After a spell of warm weather, it's going to be much colder in Leeds from today.

Although there will be some sunny spells in the city this Easter Monday according to the Met Office, some snow is also on the cards during the early hours of the day.

There will be highs of 6C with temperatures plummeting throughout the week up until at least Thursday.

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Will there be snow, sun or both in Leeds?

Forecasters have been warning of snow since Leeds was blasted with heat last Tuesday and Wednesday when bright sunshine and blue skies caused hundreds to gather in Leeds parks to soak up the sun.

It seems as though people will now be swapping sun cream for heating in what's going to be a cold April week in Leeds.

Although it might be colder, coronavirus restrictions still mean people can only socialise outdoors - as a group of six or mixture of two households.

Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts and open-air swimming pools are also open, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports.

Met office forecast in full for Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber:

Monday: A much colder day, with a strong northerly wind and coastal gales, which will bring frequent hail and snow showers, especially along North Sea coast. Largely dry and sunny inland. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Staying rather cold and windy on Tuesday, with perhaps a few snow showers along the east coast. Cold and dry with sunny spells on Wednesday and Thursday. Widespread frosts overnight.