When will it snow in Leeds this weekend? Full Met Office forecast as weather warning issued

More snow is forecast for Leeds this weekend as an icy blast hits the city.

Friday, 5th February 2021, 4:45 pm

Temperatures are set to plummet on Saturday and the Met Office has issued an urgent weather warning.

The yellow warning for snow and ice is in place from 3pm on Saturday to 11.59pm on Sunday.

There is a chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, forecasters warn, along with delayed or cancelled trains.

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More snow is on the way in Leeds (Photo: SWNS)

Untreated pavements and cycle paths could become impassable as the Met Office warns drivers to take care in icy conditions.

But when can we expect snow in Leeds this weekend? Here's the forecast in full:


6am - light shower - 5C - feels like 2C

7am - light shower - 5C - feels like 2C

8am - light shower - 5C - feels like 1C

9am - heavy shower - 5C - feels like 1C

10am - light shower - 5C - feels like 1C

11am - light rain - 4C - feels like 0C

12pm - light rain - 4C - feels like 0C

1pm - heavy rain - 4C - feels like -1C

2pm - heavy rain - 3C - feels like -1C

3pm - light rain - 3C - feels like -2C

4pm - light rain - 3C - feels like -2C

5pm - sleet - 3C - feels like -2C

6pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C

7pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C

8pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C

9pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C

10pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C

11pm - sleet - 2C - feels like -3C


12am - light snow - 2C - feels like -3C

3am - light snow - 1C - feels like -4C

6am - overcast - 1C - feels like -5C

9am - light snow - 1C - feels like -5C

12pm - overcast - 1C - feels like -4C

3pm - overcast - 2C - feels like -4C

6pm - overcast - 1C - feels like -5C

9pm - overcast - 1C - feels like -5C

How to drive safely in snow

- Slow down

Snow, ice and water on the road reduce grip and, coupled with poor visibility in bad weather, they mean it’s essential that you cut your speed.

Stopping distances can be 10 times greater in snow and ice so slowing down gives you more time to react to other traffic or hazards on the road ahead.

However, be careful that you don’t drive so slowly that you risk losing momentum. On snow-covered roads and especially on hills this could see you stuck and struggling to get moving again.

- Keep it smooth

As well as keeping your speed down you need to keep your inputs smooth. Sharp acceleration, braking or steering are more likely to cause your car to lose grip, leaving you with no control.

Where you can, try to use engine braking to slow down, that way you’re less likely to skid.

- Leave more space

With stopping distances seriously increased by slippy conditions it’s vital you leave more space between your car and the vehicle in front.

It’s also important to try and anticipate what other drivers are doing - being properly aware could save you from a crash or being stranded as others grind to a halt. It also means you're less likely to have to brake or steer suddenly.

- Use a high gear

If your car is struggling to find grip, especially when pulling away, trying selecting a higher gear. This should reduce the amount of wheelspin and help you get moving.

- Stay seen

With shorter days and the prospect of rain, fog or snow making visibility worse, it's important to make sure you can see and be seen. Check all your lights work and are clear of snow or ice before setting off.

Don't wait until it's pitch black to use your headlights and don't just rely on running lights when conditions deteriorate. If it's snowing heavily, dipped beams may actually work better than full beams.