Leeds weather: Will it be sunny for beer gardens in Leeds? Full forecast as shops and pubs reopen after cold snap

The ‘cold snap’ looks set to stay for Leeds over the weekend but it will turn warmer as we head into next week.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:00 pm

After a frosty start to Friday morning, sunny intervals will change to cloudy by the afternoon on Friday.

It will be a cold weekend, with some brighter spells, as temperatures are expected to stay below 8°C.

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Will it be sunny when beer gardens reopen in Leeds?

Sunny intervals and a maximum temperature of 10°C are forecast for Leeds, just in time for beer gardens to reopen.

The easing of Covid restrictions were confirmed earlier this week, meaning outdoor hospitality and non-essential shops will be reopening on Monday 12 April.The Met Office is forecasting a cold day with some bright weather, with average UK temperatures of between 5°C and 10°C.

The Met Office forecast said:

Saturday

"Another cold day on Saturday with some brighter spells and also further wintry showers in places. Light winds inland but more breeze near the coast. Maximum temperature 7 °C."

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

"Cold on Sunday, with further wintry showers and overnight frost. Turning milder Monday, with a strengthening breeze and spells of rain. Early rain on Tuesday clearing leaving a dry day."

Temperatures in Leeds are expected to continue to rise, with highs of 12°C on Tuesday and Wednesday as the cold snap finally and mercifully subsides.

The forecast for next week adds: "Changeable conditions are expected for most areas early in this period with a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most parts of the country.

"The west and northwest have the greatest chance of seeing any spells of more prolonged rain and stronger winds.

"Temperatures likely still below average at first, slowly recovering back to closer to average.

"Confidence then becomes low in the prevailing weather patterns during mid-April. There are most likely to be further spells of unsettled weather with some showers or longer spells of rain crossing all parts of the UK. This will be 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."