Leeds news LIVE: Rain forecast as restaurants, pubs and beer gardens operate outdoors

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post's live blog on Tuesday, April 27.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 6:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 6:40 am
Shoppers out in the rain in Leeds

Leeds is forecast to be hit with rain this afternoon as the wet weather makes its return.

Starting off as a bright day with some sunny spells, dark cloud will take over the skies as we head into the afternoon.

Rain is forecast from around 11am to 1pm and then again at 8pm and 10pm.

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Restaurants, pubs and beer gardens are currently only allowed to operate outdoors and have been in luck with the weather since reopening on April 12.

It has stayed dry in Leeds over the past couple of weeks, and today’s rain follows a trend of sunny weather and bright blue skies.

Scroll down for more updates and the latest Leeds news:

Leeds news LIVE: City’s Covid infection rate still higher than national average as people warned to keep distance

Last updated: Friday, 30 April, 2021, 06:44

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The daily infection rate has remained stable, falling slightly to 43.9 new cases per 100,000 people (from 45.8).

But that’s still significantly higher than the average rate in England, which stands at 24.5.

Leeds City Council’s chief executive Tom Riordan tweeted that 50 per cent of Leeds adults have now been vaccinated, with the over 60s case rate down to 13.

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Large knives found in Burmantofts estate during weapons sweep in Leeds

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Don’t fear - these places are taking walk-ins.

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Sun for Bank Holiday weekend

Leeds is going to begin the May Bank Holiday weekend with some sunny spells throughout Friday.

The sunshine and some cloud will continue into Saturday with highs of 10C throughout the day.

Although there might be some light rain early evening, it will clear by Sunday for another dry day in Leeds.

Sunday and Monday will be predominantly overcast, and it isn’t until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend on Monday that more heavier rain is forecast.

Although it might not be the warmest Bank Holiday, it will be predominantly dry - great news for those planning on being out and about over the weekend.

Forecast in full:

Thursday: Often rather cloudy as showers feed in from the coast, possibly some hail in heavier bursts and wintry over the highest ground. However, there will also be bright or sunny spells in-between. Feeling chilly in the northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Thursday night: Some dry, clear spells but occasional showers will continue to feed in from the coast. A touch of frost likely with any lengthier clearer spells. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Friday: Bright or sunny spells but also showers, locally heavy, and wintry over highest ground. Still feeling chilly, although generally light winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Probably cloudier Saturday, especially near the coast, with showers. Sunday, sunny spells and showers. Chilly with overnight frost possible. Monday, rain and strong winds spreading from the west.

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The road has now been cleared

Police statement on the crash:

“Called to RTC at 11:50am Pontefract Lane (outbound carriageway at the roundabout of jct 45) – BMW and lorry – doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries.”

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