Leeds Met Office forecast: Will it be snow or sunshine for beer gardens as Covid rules ease on Monday?

Leeds has been hit by a cold snap with an unexpected flurry of snow in parts of the city on Saturday.

Sunday, 11th April 2021, 11:47 am
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 11:50 am

More snow fell overnight in hilly areas, with heavy rain on the way on Sunday afternoon.

It's not the sunny April weather we hoped for as bars, pubs and restaurants prepare to reopen their outdoor seating areas on Monday.

Groups of up to six people, or two households, will be able to meet for a pint for the first time since November.

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Will it be snow or sunshine for Leeds beer gardens on Monday? Full forecast

While the cold snap is set to stay, weather experts predict a dry and sunny day on Monday.

It will be a frosty start to the day with temperatures dropping below freezing, but the Met Office says it will become fine and dry with sunny spells, giving a "milder feel".

Here's the Met Office forecast for Leeds and Yorkshire in full:

Sunday

"A cold and frosty start. Bright throughout the day, but wintry showers initially near coasts developing inland to affect much of the region through the morning, perhaps heavy at times with temporary accumulations on hills. Chilly throughout. Maximum temperature 7C."

Sunday night

"Showers easing through the evening with clear skies allowing temperatures to fall sharply. A widespread frost developing across the region overnight. Minimum temperature -3C."

Monday

"Another cold and frosty start, soon becoming fine and dry with sunny spells, giving a milder feel. Isolated well-scattered showers may develop through the day. Patchy frost overnight. Maximum temperature 8C"

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

"Generally dry and bright Tuesday, cloudier towards west with scattered showers possible. Patchy frost overnight. Fine and dry Wednesday and Thursday, becoming milder by day with increasingly localised overnight frosts."