Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Leeds as UK hit with rain and strong winds following Storm Ellen

It's been a blustery morning in Leeds bringing bright sunshine one moment, followed by heavy showers the next.

Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 1:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 22nd August 2020, 1:04 pm

Storm Ellen brought very strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK this week and the showers are set to continue over the weekend, turning thundery on Sunday.

If you're making any plans, make sure you check ahead to avoid the rain.

Here is the hour-by-hour Met Office forecast for Leeds this weekend:

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Make sure you check ahead to avoid the rain (Photo: SWNS)

Saturday forecast in Leeds

1PM - 70% chance of rain - 17C

2PM - 30% chance of rain - 17C

3PM - 40% chance of rain - 18C

4PM - 70% chance of rain - 17C

5PM - 60% chance of rain - 17C

6PM - 70% chance of rain - 17C

7PM - 50% chance of rain - 17C

8PM - 80% chance of rain - 16C

9PM - 70% chance of rain - 16C

10PM - 80% chance of rain - 15C

11PM - 60% chance of rain - 15C

Sunday forecast in Leeds

12AM - 60% chance of rain - 15C

1AM - Cloudy - 15C

2AM - Partly cloudy - 15C

3AM - Clear night - 14C

4AM - Clear night - 14C

5AM - Partly cloudy - 15C

6AM - Partly cloudy - 15C

7AM - Sunny intervals - 14C

8AM - Cloudy - 15C

9AM - Cloudy - 15C

10AM - 50% chance of rain - 16C

11AM - 30% chance of rain - 16C

12PM - Cloudy - 17C

1PM - Cloudy - 18C

2PM - Overcast - 18C

3PM - Thunder - 60% chance of rain - 18C

4PM - 40% chance of rain - 17C

5PM - Cloudy - 17C

6PM - Cloudy - 17C

7PM - Sunny intervals - 17C

8PM - 30% chance of rain - 16C

9PM - Partly cloudy - 15C

10PM - 40% chance of rain - 15C

11PM - 40% chance of rain - 14C

How to stay safe in a storm

Before the storm

Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them

Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages

Park vehicles in a garage, if available; otherwise keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences

Close and secure loft trapdoors with bolts, particularly if roof pitch is less than 30°

If the house is fitted with storm shutters over the windows then ensure that these are closed and fastened

If chimney stacks are tall and in poor condition, move beds away from areas directly below them

During the storm

Stay indoors as much as possible

If you do go out, try not to walk or shelter close to buildings and trees

Keep away from the sheltered side of boundary walls and fences - if these structures fail, they will collapse on this side

Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress

If possible, enter and leave your house through doors in the sheltered side, closing them behind you

Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you

Take care when driving on exposed routes such as bridges, or high open roads, delay your journey or find alternative routes if possible

Slow down and be aware of side winds, particular care should be taken if you are towing or are a high sided vehicle

Do not drive unless your journey is really necessary

After the storm

Be careful not to touch any electrical/telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging

Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened

Make sure that any vulnerable neighbours or relatives are safe and help them make arrangements for any repairs

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