Leeds Heatwave: When the hottest day of the year will hit Leeds this week

A sizzling forecast lies ahead for Leeds this weekend, as a heatwave is predicted to clear out the rain.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 9:06 am

The Met Office is predicting the hottest day of the year so far for Leeds - a stonking 27 degrees C.

The forecast shows that the rain will clear from Wednesday evening, with warmer weather predicted as of Thursday morning.

Heatwave warning: Sizzling sunshine is predicted in Leeds this weekend

On Thursday, strong sunshine is predicted all day, with highs of 21 degrees C.

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But it's Saturday when the sunshine will really hit home, with temperatures hitting a heatwave-level of 27 degrees Celsius.

Sunshine will start at 10am on Saturday and stay bright and warm until 7pm - so Saturday might be the day to whip the BBQ out.

Sunday will be a milder 20 degrees.

Those with hayfever are being warned that pollen levels will also be HIGH.

The Met Office forecast in full

Wednesday Evening and Tonight:

Dry overnight. Some sunny spells during the evening away from the coast, but otherwise becoming mainly cloudy during the night. Becoming chilly, paticulary in rural areas. Minimum temperature 7 °C.

Thursday:

Generally dry with cloud at first, particularly near the coast. Good sunny spells developing inland, but staying cooler and cloudier on the coast. Warmer than today inland. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday starting cloudy, becoming warm and sunny inland, staying cooler on coasts. Saturday and Sunday sunny spells with the odd shower, becoming breezy. Hot on Saturday, feeling cooler on Sunday.