Leeds weekend weather: Met Office forecasts sunshine for first weekend of beer gardens, restaurants and bars

Covid restrictions eased this week and we're in for some glorious sunshine in Leeds - the perfect weather for sitting outside at a restaurant, pub or bar.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:28 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:30 pm

The sunny spells across Leeds over the weekend will see temperatures reach highs of 13C.

Saturday will have a sunshine-filled morning up until around 3.00pm when we will start to see some more cloud across the skies of Leeds, according to the Met Office.

The forecast says that Sunday will see some sunshine early in the morning and then again later in the afternoon, with some cloudy patches in between.

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People were out enjoying bars and restaurants in Leeds city centre on Monday, April 12 (photo: Bruce Rollinson)

The brighter weather across the city follows an unexpected flurry of snow last weekend - with the weather this weekend giving us that spring-like feeling back.

Restaurants, bars, pubs and beer gardens in Leeds opened for outdoor service on Monday in line with national coronavirus restrictions, so there are plenty across the city where you can enjoy the sunny weather over the weekend.

Sunset will be at 8.09pm on Friday, 8.11pm on Saturday and 8.13pm on Sunday which gives you that extra few hours of daylight if you're out for a drink or a bite to eat.

Here you can find 10 of the best Leeds pubs and bars with outdoor seating for walk-ins only in Leeds, and here are some of the best pubs open in the northern part of the city for outdoor eating and drinking over the weekend.

The full Met Office for Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber is as follows:

Friday: Fine, sunny but cold start with some short-lived mist and fog patches. Some patchy cloud will develop, especially across western areas, but most parts staying sunny throughout. Feeling warm in the sunshine with light winds. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Friday night: Clear skies and light winds overnight allowing another sharp frost to form inland. Mist and fog patches forming in prone locations. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Saturday: A similar day to Friday with a cold start and short-lived odd mist and fog patches. Plenty of sunshine and feeling warm with light winds. Another sharp frost overnight. Maximum temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Dry with sunny spells and variable cloud through Sunday and Monday. Remaining cold overnight, with frost and fog patches. Daytime temperatures just above normal. Cloud and patchy rain on Tuesday.

The funeral of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh will also be held this weekend, on Saturday, April 17.

Further details about the funeral, released by Buckingham Palace, can be found here - including the guest list, and where William and Harry will walk.