These are all the weather and flood warnings in place in Leeds as Storm Darcy hits UK

A storm front dubbed 'Beast from the East 2' has hit the UK, causing heavy snow and flooding.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 11:38 am
Branch Road in Leeds was flooded
Branch Road in Leeds was flooded

Parts of Leeds were flooded over the weekend, and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the next few days.

The yellow warning means there may be some travel disruption, pavements and cycle paths could flood and there is a small chance of power cuts. The warning is in place until midnight on Wednesday.

The Met Office forecast for the city says: "Bitterly cold with a fresh and gusty northeasterly breeze. Further showers of sleet and snow overnight. Rather icy on untreated surfaces, with snow accumulating even to low levels. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

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"Monday - Another day of snow showers and strong northeasterly winds. Further accumulations of snow are likely, even to lower levels. Remaining cold or bitterly cold, with overnight frost and ice. Maximum temperature 2 °C."

Meanwhile, flood warnings across Leeds by the Environment Agency. There are warnings in place at Wyke Beck, Meanwood Beck and Wortley Beck catchments, as well as the Middle River Aire catchment.

It said: "River levels have peaked and have now started to fall following persistent and heavy rainfall yesterday (Feb 6). Levels remain elevated around Pudsey so flooding of low-lying roads and farmland in the area remains possible into the early hours of this morning (Feb 7).

"Further wintry showers associated with Storm Darcy are forecast today but we do not expect this to cause a significant response, and river levels are expected to continue to fall. We continue to closely monitor the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded."