Leeds Easter bank holiday weather forecast from Woodhouse Moor: Will there be snow or sunshine?

Covid restrictions eased this week, we had some glorious sunshine and it's spring in Leeds, but forecasters have warned of a dramatic change - so here's the weather this Easter bank holiday weekend:

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:33 pm

After a spell of warmer weather, the Met Office is forecasting a mainly cloudy bank holiday.

There will be some sunny spells across Leeds over the next few days and the Easter weekend will be a dry one.

Spouts of spring sunshine will see temperatures hit 10 to 12C - but this is a dramatic fall from highs of 22C in Leeds throughout this week.

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Woodhouse Moor on Wednesday evening as people gathered to soak up the sun

Whilst forecasters did say there might be some snow in Leeds over Easter, the Met Office is no longer showing any of the white-stuff in it's predictions for Leeds over the next few days.

We will have longer hours of daylight this weekend following last weekend's hour change, with the sunsetting at 7.41pm on Thursday, 7.43pm on Friday, 7.45pm on Saturday and 7.45pm on Sunday.

The temperature plummet over the weekend comes after a heatwave blasted the city on Tuesday and Wednesday, with bright sunshine and blue skies causing hundreds to gather in Leeds parks to soak up the sun.

Leeds City Council has since issued a statement to encourage residents to 'respect all of the coronavirus guidance currently in place, including adhering to rules on social distancing and gatherings'.

A dispersal order has also been put in place for the bank holiday weekend in Leeds - as police crack down on anti-social behaviour in the city.

The British Transport Police disruption team will be targeting the railway lines and stations in a bid to deter trespassers and prevent route crime.

Coronavirus restrictions eased on Monday and under current rules, outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households are allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.

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

Here is the Met Office forecast for Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber this weekend in full:

Thursday: Feeling markedly colder today, compared to Wednesday, especially along the North Sea coast with a chilly breeze. The highest temperatures will be inland, across western areas. Dry everywhere and often cloudy, but some sunny spells will occur, particularly this afternoon. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Thursday night: Dry with patchy cloud and clear spells. Breezy along the coast, with light winds elsewhere and becoming chilly in rural inland locations. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Friday: Dry with often large amounts of cloud, but also some sunny spells, especially later in the afternoon. Feeling rather cold, particularly along the coast with a brisk breeze. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Saturday often large amounts of cloud, but also sunny spells. Sunday frosty start then bright morning, before rain and hill snow arrive in the afternoon. Monday cold, windy, wintry showers.