What's the weather like over Christmas in Leeds: Day by day forecast

Will there be a white Christmas in Leeds this year? Will I need hats, scarves and gloves for the post-Christmas dinner walk? This is the weather forecast across Leeds over the festive period.

By Rebecca Marano
Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 12:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 12:22 pm
What's the weather like over Christmas in Leeds: Day by day forecast.
What's the weather like over Christmas in Leeds: Day by day forecast.

Christmas Eve

The sun will set on Christmas eve at about 4.10pm.

After that is will be cloudy with a 10% of rain - good news for those going out to see friends this evening.

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Maximum temperatures will be between six and seven degrees.

The Met Office said that clear spells overnight will allow frost to develop by dawn in most areas.

The minimum temperature will be ten degrees.

Christmas Day

It doesn't look like there will be a white Christmas in Leeds this year, according to the Met Office.

Christmas Day is set to be cold and fine with maximum temperatures of seven degrees.

We can expect some long sunny spells across Yorkshire, perfect for Christmas Day walks.

It is expected to turn misty with fog from about 7pm, which will stay throughout the evening and overnight.

Boxing Day

Unfortunately the rain will arrive from the west on Boxing Day, starting early on from 6am.

There will be bouts of heavy rain during the morning.

It looks set to ease up about 6pm - good news for Leeds fans over at Elland Road for the Boxing Day football.

More rain is set for Friday morning but easing up by midday.

It will be cloudy for the rest of the day and into Saturday morning.

Temperatures between seven and eight degrees.

Saturday, December 28 to the New Year

The long-range forecast from Saturday to 'uncertain' according to The Met Office forecasters.

Forecasters said: "There is considerable uncertainty by the latter part of this week.

"Over the weekend, northwestern areas are likely to see mild, unsettled and windy conditions, with some heavy rain possible at times.

"By contrast, central and especially southeastern areas may have a good deal of dry, relatively quiet weather, with a risk of patchy fog and occasional overnight frosts.

"Looking further ahead, it may become more widely unsettled across the UK through early January, especially in the north and west, with gales at times and temperatures still varying around or above average.

"Longer spells of drier weather, however are likely for the southeast. Some colder interludes with north or northwest winds and wintry showers are also possible through this period."