Snow falls in Leeds on Easter Monday after weekend of sunshine - with freezing temperatures expected overnight

People in Leeds woke up to snow on Easter Monday morning after temperatures plummeted overnight.

By Sophie Henderson
Monday, 5th April 2021, 2:49 pm
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 2:52 pm

Some areas of Leeds saw a light dusting of snow following a mostly sunny Easter weekend.

The snow didn't last long, but bitterly cold northern winds mean it will remain chilly.

Temperatures are expected to stay below 7℃ today in Leeds, a significant drop from the highs of 20℃ last week.

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But it is expected to remain bright.

Primary routes in Leeds were gritted by Leeds City Council overnight.

People in Sheffield, Bradford and Huddersfield also woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning.

Met Office chief meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: ”The Met Office has been signalling a dramatic change in weather type for several days, with very cold air moving from the Arctic through Sunday night, bringing snow showers and freezing overnight temperatures and all accompanied by strong northerly winds accentuating the cold.

It was a cold morning in Leeds.

“Although snow showers will predominantly affect the north and north west, they could occur almost anywhere in the UK early this week, at least temporarily.”

Met Office forecast for Yorkshire and the Humber:

Tonight: A largely dry and clear night although the odd snow shower remains possible along the coast. Wind easing a bit though staying cold, with a widespread frost developing early

evening. Minimum temperature -3 °C.

Tuesday: Another cold day, with sunny spells but a greater chance of snow showers, leading to temporary accumulations over high ground. Winds remaining strong. Widespread frost

overnight. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday: Less cold and windy Wednesday but cloudier, with some rain overnight. Windy and somewhat milder on Thursday, with rain at times. Colder again on

Friday, with further wintry showers.

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