Leeds weather: Met Office forecast predicts rain giving way to sunshine

Spells of drizzle on Tuesday morning should give way to warmer weather in Leeds.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 8:58 am
Heavy rain could give way to sunshine today in Leeds according to weather forecasts

A wet start to Tuesday morning may have dampened things, but morning rain should give way to sunshine according to today's Met Office forecast.

Tuesday weather

A wet start, with extensive low cloud and spells of rain moving southeast. This should largely clear around lunchtime, to leave a dry remainder of the afternoon with some warm sunshine. Becoming breezier to end the day. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

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Tuesday night:

Fine with clear spells into the evening, allowing temperatures to fall away and bringing a risk of slight frost. The cold feel will be accentuated by the brisk northerly wind. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Wednesday weather:

Probably fine throughout, although cooler than recent days, especially to start. Brightest in the west with some fair weather cloud, but periodically rather cloudy in the east. Northerly winds easing. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mainly settled with some brighter spells, but overall becoming cloudier and breezier through this period, with a little rain possible. Mild by day, but with slight overnight frosts in places.

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This is what the forecast says in full: "Largely settled conditions overall are expected at first during this period. This will give dry weather with light winds, with the main chance of rain being in the far north-west, and also the east.

"There is a risk of morning frost and fog patches, particularly in the west. Temperatures potentially much colder than average in the south, particularly the south east, where showers could be wintry for a time, but likely milder across the north.

"The end of the period will most likely see another period of unsettled weather, with spells of rain and some strong winds crossing all parts of the UK, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below average for this time of year by the end of the period.

There is talk of possible snow showers, but it would appear to be largely confined to the south of the country.