Leeds weather: Latest weather updates and forecast in aftermath of Storm Babet

Storm Babet brought chaos to Leeds, with heavy rain and winds sweeping across the city, causing disruption and damage.

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Leeds Bradford Airport closed yesterday (Friday October 20) after a TUI plane arriving from Corfu skidded off the Tarmac and came to a stop on the grass, leading to the cancellation of numerous flights and passengers diverted to Manchester Airport during the closure.

LBA said announced on X (formerly Twitter) that the airport has re-opened at noon.

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As heavy rain battered Leeds, River Aire rose causing flooding, and damage to anything submerged in the water.

High water levels on the River Aire in Leeds as Storm Babet hitsHigh water levels on the River Aire in Leeds as Storm Babet hits
High water levels on the River Aire in Leeds as Storm Babet hits

However, weather conditions are improving today (Saturday October 21), with weather warnings lifted and only lighter rain forecast.

Saturday will be generally cloudy with some outbreaks of light winds and light rain, especially across the Pennines, with even some sunny spells across Leeds in the afternoon and a partly cloudy evening.

Sunday is likely to bring even more sunshine with clearer skies in the afternoon and temperatures of up to 13 degrees.

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Despite the more stable weather, there are still flood warnings and alerts in place across Leeds, especially in areas near River Aire.

Here is today’s weather forecast for Leeds as provided by the Met Office:

  • 12pm – Cloudy, 10 degrees
  • 1pm – Cloudy, 11 degrees
  • 2pm – Cloudy 11 degrees
  • 3pm – Sunny intervals, 12 degrees
  • 4pm – Overcast, 12 degrees
  • 5pm – Cloudy, 12 degrees
  • 6pm – Partly cloudy, 11 degrees
  • 7pm – Partly cloudy, 10 degrees
  • 8pm – Partly cloudy, 10 degrees
  • 9pm – Partly cloudy, 9 degrees
  • 10pm – Clear night, 9 degrees
  • 11pm – Clear night, 8 degrees