Easter weather in Leeds: Sunny Easter Sunday in store before temperatures plummet

Leeds is set to be bathed in sunshine today - but colder temperatures will soon follow.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Sunday, 4th April 2021, 9:45 am
People enjoying the sun at Chapel Allerton Park in Leeds
People enjoying the sun at Chapel Allerton Park in Leeds

With coronavirus restrictions loosened and the law now allowing us to invite friends and family into our gardens, the sun has shone on the city.

Today (Easter Sunday) is set to be no difference with bright sunshine predicted throughout the day, with a high of 13 degrees and a very low chance of rain - albeit with a stiff breeze.

However, it's likely to be the last of the bright sunshine for a while, with cold cloudy weather predicted for the rest of the week. The temperatures will drop to as low as -1 overnight on Monday and Tuesday, and the Met Office has not ruled out snow falling across the UK.Their forecast for Easter Sunday says: "After a chilly start, it will be a largely fine and dry day, with sunny spells. However, a band of cloud and outbreaks of rain will arrive from the north by evening, which will quickly clear away southwards. Turning colder.

"Another band of cloud and rain will move quickly southwards during the first half of the night. Becoming drier, clearer and colder overnight with a widespread frost. Turning increasingly windy. Minimum temperature -2 °C."

But for Monday and the rest of the week, it's much less exciting.

"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," it says.

"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."