Met Office weekend weather forecast for Leeds as heavy rain set to hit city

Heavy rain is set to hit Leeds this weekend as the Met Office warns of unsettled conditions ahead.

By Joe Cooper
Friday, 18th June 2021, 11:45 am

Leeds is set to escape a yellow rain warning affecting much of England today (Friday).

Thankfully, there is little chance of rain affecting Leeds today, with showers dropping off when they reach Sheffield.

But unfortunately, we're in for a mixed weekend as heavy rain is set to hit Leeds on Sunday morning.

Rain in Leeds.

The rain is forecast to start at 7am on Sunday and there is a strong chance it will continue throughout the day.

Thankfully, next week looks dry, with temperatures rising from 16C on Monday, up to 20C by Thursday - though blazing sunshine is not forecast.

Here is the full forecast for the weekend ahead:

Today: Dry for much of the day with bright spells during the morning. Cloud will increase later with occasionally heavy rain arriving in the south during the afternoon. Light winds inland, breezy on coasts. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Tonight: Intermittent rain will spread northwards, mainly affecting southeastern areas, perhaps becoming heavy in a few places at times. Continuing breezy along coasts, with lighter winds inland. Minimum temperature 8 °C.

Saturday: Any early rain will clear. Variable cloud cover will allow warm sunny spells to develop, but with a few showers. Brisk winds on coasts will ease. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Cloudy with occasionally heavy, thundery rain on Sunday, feeling rather cool. Monday and Tuesday will have more variable cloud, perhaps a few heavy showers with some sunny intervals possible.

UK long-range weather forecast (Tuesday, June 22 - Thursday, July 1): Unsettled conditions are likely to continue at the start of this period, with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, and a risk of thunder and perhaps hail. Longer spells of rain are also possible in the north and west.

Atlantic air then looks likely to spread across the country from the west through the week, bringing a change to cooler and more changeable conditions.

This will likely bring spells of rain or showers interspersed with periods of dry weather and sunny spells.

The driest and brightest conditions are likely in the southeast, though further showers or thunderstorms are possible here.

Temperatures are likely to recover to near normal by the end of the month.

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