The city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, is 190 miles north west of London and is part of a much greater west Yorkshire conurbation.
Leeds, is in the valley of the River Aire, east and south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and slopes generally eastward from about 340m above sea level at Ilkley Moor to under 20m where the river leaves the district boundary to the east.
The northern boundary of the city mostly follows the River Wharfe and the city in this area reflects the underlying sandstones and grit stones, while the land to the east extends into an area of underlying limestone and the inner and southern areas lie on a layer of coal measure sandstones.
The name Leeds derives from "Loidis", the name given to a forest covering the area in the 5th century.
In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds developed into a major centre for the production and trading of wool and developed during the industrial revolution into a major production and engineering centre.
Despite being inland and east of the upland Pennines area, the climate in Leeds is still heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Weather is seldom extreme in this locality.
More recent weather related information
A "tornado" occurred on 14 September 2006, causing damage to buildings, trees to uproot and the failure of the train signals at Leeds City railway station.
Leeds has suffered from localised small-scale flooding in recent years and has resulted in proposals for a new flood alleviation scheme for 19km of river from Kirkstall, through the city centre to Woodlesford.
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You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either forecast, observations or climate.
The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.
To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.
You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.
Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.
Five day table
The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Leeds.
Our Air Quality Index is currently in Beta. It is a daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.
The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.
The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.
Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.