Leeds weekend weather: Full Mother's Day walks, coffees and picnics forecast from Roundhay Park

Leeds is set for mixed weather this weekend - with some sun, some heavy rain and a bit of both at times, so will we see a rainbow?

Friday, 12th March 2021, 2:28 pm

The Met Office is forecasting a weekend of heavy rain, light rain, sunshine and cloud across Leeds over the next couple of days.

The weekend of mixed weather comes after Leeds has been battered with heavy rain and strong winds throughout the week.

Saturday will see heavy rain in the morning, followed by spouts of lighter rain throughout the afternoon - and we might be lucky enough for the sun to peak through the clouds at some points as well.

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Roundhay Park, Leeds

Sunday, also Mother's Day, will be much dryer throughout and although rain is possible in the middle of the afternoon, the city will be covered with cloud for most of the day.

Although unfortunately Mother's Day might not be as sunny as we would have hoped, it will be dry enough for a local walk, coffee or picnic with someone special.

While the stay at home law still applies, as of last Monday, March 8, you can now meet one other person outside of your household for an outdoor coffee, picnic or to exercise.

Roundhay Park lake

So, if you live local to your mum you can spend some special time with her on Sunday - but you must only enjoy outdoor recreation with your household, support bubble or one other person.

You mustn't travel outside your local area to see your mum, or anyone else, under current restrictions.

Here is the Met Office forecast for Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber this weekend in full:

Friday: Windy with sunny spells and blustery showers, these often heavy with a chance of hail and thunder. The showers will be wintry over high ground, and also most frequent this morning, becoming more isolated later. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Friday night: Isolated showers and clear spells initially, but cloudier conditions with outbreaks of of rain will quickly arrive, sometimes heavy, with snow over high ground. Windy for many places. Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Saturday: Outbreaks of rain and hill snow soon clearing east. Then sunny spells and showers, sometimes heavy with perhaps hail and thunder, also wintry over high ground. Windy again. Feeling cold. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday windy with outbreaks of rain and hill snow. Monday wind eases, with mainly coastal showers, some bright spells. Tuesday cloud and patchy rain clearing, then dry. Temperatures nearer normal.

Under the Government's lockdown roadmap, the initial date of March 29 has been set for when people will be allowed to meet up in groups of six or from two households outdoors.

It is only at this point that people will no longer legally be required to stay at home.