How warm will it be in Harrogate during this week's mini heatwave? Full weather forecast
Things are set to hot up in Harrogate this week as temperatures are expected to soar over the next few days.
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The Met Office says Harrogate will reach highs of 16C today, Monday, and will see the sun peeking through the clouds periodically. Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30, is set to be the warmest day with highs of 18C and sunny spells all day.
And the high temperatures are set to continue into Wednesday, with tops of 17C and more sunshine early in the day.
But things will begin to cool down by Thursday, according to the Met Office, with temperatures dropping to 9C and more clouds drawing in.
It still looks promising for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend - dry days and sunny spells - even if temperatures are predicted to be on the cooler side, between 9C and 11C.
The warmer and brighter weather coincides with the relaxing of England’s lockdown today, when the “stay at home” order ends and groups of up to six people, or two households, are able to meet outside.
This week's forecast for Yorkshire and the Humber in full:
Patchy light rain and drizzle across western hills slowly dying out by afternoon. Dry and brightening up elsewhere, with long sunny spells developing from the south during the afternoon. Strong winds gradually easing. Maximum temperature 17C.
A fine and dry day on Tuesday, with light winds and long periods of uninterrupted sushine. Feeling warm in the afternoon. Remaining dry and largely clear in the evening. Maximum temperature 20C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday dry, largely sunny and warm. Cloudy with a little rain later. Chilly start on Thursday, then dry with sunny spells. Dry but cloudier after a frosty start on Friday.