Snow falls in Leeds as temperatures drop ahead of cold snap

The warm weather of the last week is on its way out - with snow falling in Leeds on Sunday morning.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Sunday, 29th March 2020, 1:54 pm
Leeds is braced for colder temperatures - and even snow. Credit: SWNS
Leeds is braced for colder temperatures - and even snow. Credit: SWNS

Forecasters at the Met Office suggested the temperatures would drop this weekend, following a week of unseasonably warm weather.

And on Sunday morning that rang true with a small smattering of snow dusting the city. And there is the possibility of more.

The Met Office forecast for Leeds on Sunday says: "Sunny spells and isolated showers. The showers will fall as sleet or snow inland, perhaps with hail at times near the coast. Feeling cold with a brisk northeasterly wind. Maximum temperature six degrees. Mostly cloudy this evening and overnight with a few showers continuing, these falling as snow on high ground. A frost in places and remaining breezy near the coast. Minimum temperature zero degrees."

On Monday temperatures could reach 10 degrees, but will again drop to around zero at night. The rest of the week isn't expected to bring any more snow, but high winds and cold temperatures should make it easy for people to stay indoors, as per Government advice due to coronavirus.

Speaking of the national outlook, Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: “It will stay drier and brighter elsewhere, even so, it will be a marked change from the 18 or 19 Celsius we have been seeing in a few spots this week."