Weather: Leeds set for mini-heatwave as temperatures get ready to soar

Flip flops and sunglasses at the ready Leeds - it's set to become truly tropical over the next week!

Monday, 16th April 2018, 11:40 am
Updated Monday, 16th April 2018, 11:46 am

READ: What to do if your child didn't get an offer from their first choice school in LeedsOK, that might be over egging the pudding slightly, but the city is set to bask in significantly warmer temperatures and sunnier spells for large parts of the upcoming week.

Today (Monday) is set to be cloudy with some sunny intervals as the day progresses and top temperatures of 15C in the early afternoon predicted by the Met Office.

Tuesday looks to be much of the same with cloudy spells for the majority of the day and top temperature of 16C.

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Leeds enjoying the sun. PIC: Steve Riding

The heat is cranked up another couple of notches from Wednesday though with 19C set to be recorded in the afternoon, and bright, sunny spells taking us into the early evening.

But Thursday is the stand-out day of the week by far. With sunny spells predicted for most of the day, highs of a whopping 21C and little chance of clouds spoiling the party, Leeds looks set to bask in the lovely spring heat.

Friday sees a drop in the top temperature with a very reasonable 17C on the cards, while the weekend looks set to be warm and dry.

Leeds heatwave
Leeds enjoying the sun. PIC: Steve Riding
Leeds heatwave