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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    8°C 2°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    8°C 4°C
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  • Fri Friday 3rd
    10°C 5°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 5th
    12°C 4°C
    Cloudy
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Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Yorkshire & Humber

Further scattered showers expected with winds easing.

Today:

Some bright or sunny spells, especially at first, but with further scattered showers through the day, especially across the hills where they will again be wintry at times. Winds continuing to ease during the day. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Showers largely dying out during the evening and becoming mostly dry overnight with some good clear spells developing and a slight frost forming in rural spots. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Thursday:

Perhaps the odd shower near the coast, but a mostly dry day after a cold start. Some good sunny spells during the morning, but cloud increasing through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy on Friday with occasional rain and perhaps some hill snow at first, but Saturday should be dry with perhaps some sunny intervals. Mostly dry on Sunday, but rather cloudy.

Updated at: 0403 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Less windy. Cloud and rain spreading east later.

Today:

Staying breezy, though winds will slowly ease for most. Sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north, mainly hills. A bright start further south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east and bringing some rain.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy in the south and west with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Clear and cold in the north and northeast, with wintry showers easing.

Thursday:

Dry and cold to start for many, bright in the north and east with a few showers. Cloudy in the south and west with some rain, spreading slowly northeastwards later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday breezy with rain at first and drier conditions later. Saturday and Sunday largely dry with mostly light winds but generally large amounts of cloud around. Temperatures mainly near average.

Updated at: 0404 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Weather map

Wed 0900

Weather forecast map for York

York York – Sunny intervals 53.9621 -1.0789
Leeds Leeds – Heavy rain 53.8011 -1.547
Hull Hull – Light shower day 53.7492 -0.3471
Whitby Whitby – Sunny intervals 54.4862 -0.6117
Sheffield Sheffield – Heavy shower day 53.3809 -1.4686
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Manchester Manchester – Light rain 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Sunny intervals 53.763 -2.7017
Nottingham Nottingham – Light shower day 52.9545 -1.1565
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunny day 54.9781 -1.6162
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light shower day 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Boston – Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Carlisle Carlisle – Light shower day 54.8924 -2.9315
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Sunny day 55.4777 -2.5534
Dumfries Dumfries – Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038

Location Details

York

Location: 53.9621, -1.0789

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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York information

York is located in the North East of England and is home to around 200,000 people. Its rich and interesting history makes it a popular tourist destination.

York was an important site for both the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons during their occupation of England and, despite damage done after the Norman invasion of 1066, the city continued to prosper. Many of the features of the medieval city remain today. The city walls (known as 'bars') which surrounded the city are still standing, as are the 'Shambles' - a run of butcher shops which still retain some original features. As the seat of an archbishop and an administration centre for the surrounding county of Yorkshire, the city has been the backdrop to many major political events, playing a key role in both the War of the Roses and the English Civil War.

Temperatures in York can fall quite low during winter; with a minimum of 0.8 °C in January, making it the coldest month on average. Days of air frost are higher in number in both February and December - most frequent in the latter. Rainfall, which is not especially high during winter, is at its lowest during February. Whilst days of rain more than 1mm are higher in January than any other month, the average accumulation is not.

In York, temperatures in spring can be fairly mild although the average minimum in March is only 2.4 °C. Generally temperatures are above the UK average though, rising to 16 °C in May. Typically there are more 'rain days' in March although average accumulation is higher in April. May sees a slight decline in rainfall, before volumes increase again over summer.

The city is bordered by the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, and is based at the convergence of the rivers Ouse and Foss. Within the city there are 34 conservation areas, 2084 listed buildings and 22 scheduled ancient monuments. The most prominent monument in the city is York Minster, an impressive gothic cathedral. York Racecourse also draws thousands of visitors to the city throughout the summer, with the course regarded as one of the finest in flat racing.

July has the highest average temperature throughout the year at 21.2 °C. Temperatures throughout summer in York are above the national average by around 2 °C. Rainfall is highest in summer than any other time of the year although accumulation still comes in below UK averages.

Every September, the city plays host to one of the UK's biggest food festivals. The York Food and Drink Festival, which aims to celebrate the local food of Yorkshire, takes over the city centre for 10 days every year and brings over 440,000 visitors to the city.

It can often stay mild in York during September, with average highs around 18 °C. There is only a very small chance of air frost, around one day every ten years on average. In October the average maximum falls to 13.9 °C, falling again to 9.7 by November, just slightly above the national average.

York climate  data based on Linton on Ouse, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 30 October 2014