Weather forecast Leeds: Accuweather predicts mini-heatwave for Leeds in June with Met Office cautious

With the end of May in sight, it looks as though the miserable weather could also be coming to an end.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 8:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 9:14 am

The weather is set to heat up in June, with temperatures reaching highs of 21C across Yorkshire, according to forecasters at Accuweather.

Accuweather suggests a heat wave will hit from June 16, where temperatures are predicted to hit an average of around 19C in Leeds.

Although the beginning of June will continue to be unpredictable, with a mixture of both rain showers and sunny spells, the temperature will remain mild, and daytime temperatures are predicted to stay above 15 degrees.

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The weather in Leeds is set to hot up.

However, the Met Office has said it is less confident about the weather in June.

It's long-range forecast for June 1 - June 15 states: "Confidence is low for this period, which is usual during spring and early summer.

"Current expectations are that conditions will be predominantly dry, especially across the south and east.

"Less settled interludes are still possible, however, especially in the northwest.

"There are indications that temperatures will likely start recovering, moving more towards typical temperatures for this time of year.

"Settled conditions are likely to keep nights cool, but produce some warmer days."

The weather for the rest of May is likely to remain similar to how it's been so far, but it may warm up slightly towards the end of the month, the Met Office predicts.

Their forecast till the end of the month states: "Unsettled weather continues through the start of the period, with widespread showers.

"Persistent rain is also possible, turning heavy locally and moving eastwards through the UK, particularly on Sunday.

"As next week progresses there is a chance of more settled conditions to gradually become established.

"Rain and showers are likely to clear away to the east, leaving drier and less windy conditions behind by the end of the week.

"Temperatures look likely to remain on the cool side, though feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

"Night temperatures could become chilly, with late season frost in prone spots a possibility.

"As we move into the following week, things become more uncertain, but indications suggest a continuation of drier weather with the possibility of temperatures starting to increase slightly.

The weather looks like this for the rest of the week:

Today: After a fine, sunny start, cloud will soon thicken with scattered showers developing again. Some will become heavy during the afternoon, especially in East Yorkshire. Perhaps drier and brighter in the west, though staying rather cloudy. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Tonight: Any showers will die away during the evening, followed by largely clear skies. Turning chilly with grass frosts locally, mist and shallow fog patches by dawn. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Thursday: Becoming wet and windy after a dry and bright start. Rain heavy at times, particularly over the western hills during the afternoon and evening. Feeling rather cool. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Becoming wet and windy after a dry and bright start. Rain heavy at times, particularly over the western hills during the afternoon and evening. Feeling rather cool. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

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