Leeds weekend weather forecast: Rain set to pour over city as final outdoor dining weekend is a washout

Following a weekend of heavy rain, Leeds will be welcoming the easing of restrictions next week which will allow indoor socialising.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 11:26 am

The weekend will begin with an overcast day and evening on Friday, which is forecasted to stay relatively dry with highs of 14C.

But from Saturday morning, those outdoor dining or drinking will need their brollies with them as the rain is set to pour all the way from 6am to 10pm with very few dry hours.

On Sunday, although the sun peeping through the clouds might make things a little easier, the rain is forecast to drizzle throughout the entirety of the day.

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Shoppers out in rainy Leeds

Sunset is getting later, though, with it going down at 8.59pm on Friday, 9.01pm on Saturday and reaching 9.03pm on Sunday evening.

The rainy weekend weather follows a huge storm which hit Leeds on Tuesday night - with people across the city taking pictures of the skies above their homes as lightening and thunder struck.

Here is the Met Office forecast in full:

Friday: Cloudy, misty and cool this morning, with hill fog over higher ground and some outbreaks of drizzle at times. Cloud breaking this afternoon with some bright or sunny spells developing. A chance of the odd light shower later. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Friday night: Becoming increasingly cloudy for most again overnight, as an area of low cloud and patchy rain arrives from the southwest. Rain may become organised and heavy by dawn. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy to start on Saturday with patchy outbreaks of rain. Rain will become increasingly fragmented and showery into the afternoon and evening with a risk of thunder. Drier overnight. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Cloudy and cool initially with patchy rain or showers developing. Likely becoming brighter into next week but with further showers or thunderstorms. Slight frosts possible in rural locations.