Spring in Leeds 2021: Full weekend weather forecast from Roundhay Park as city braces for sunshine

It's the first official spring weekend in Leeds and the daffodils are in full bloom. Will the weather follow suit?

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:23 pm

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

The weekend of dry weather comes after Leeds has been blessed with blue skies and sunshine throughout the week - as Woodhouse Moor was packed with sun seekers.

Spring officially begins in the UK on Saturday, March 20, and although in Leeds it's set to begin as a cloudy day, we will be lucky enough to get spring-like weather in the afternoon with some sunshine.

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Roundhay Park, Leeds

It will stay cloudy but it sure will be brighter with that sun peeping through - and with highs of 13C, the spring-feel will be in full swing.

Sunset is not until 6.19pm on Saturday according to the Met Office so the evenings are beginning to get longer.

Sunday will be a day of darker cloud but Leeds is not forecast for any rain at all over the weekend, and the sun will set at 6.21pm on Sunday.

That means it will be dry enough for a local walk, coffee or picnic in line with the latest coronavirus restrictions.

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

You mustn't travel outside your local area under current restrictions.

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.

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

Friday: Remaining rather cloudy and damp, with the odd spot of light rain and drizzle possible in places. Perhaps becoming drier and clearer from the north around dawn, although most places should avoid a frost. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Saturday: Perhaps rather cloudy for many during the morning, but cloud should clear southwards to leave a fine and increasingly warm day, with plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. Light winds. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Mostly dry, with variable but often large amounts of cloud. Turning more unsettled and windier through Tuesday, with some rain moving southeast. Temperature near average, with overnight frosts remaining possible.

When do the clocks change?

The clocks change twice a year in the UK and this year the clocks will go forward one hour at 1am next Sunday, March 28.

This period is called British Summer Time (BST) and there will be more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings until October when they go back again.