Yorkshire sizzles on hottest day of the year - but will it last?

Yorkshire enjoyed a springtime sizzler on Monday, with temperatures rising above 23C, but forecasters have warned the heatwave may be about to come to an end.

Canon Hall, Barnsley. Image: SWNS - LEEDS

Spring finally announced itself across Yorkshire and the north with two days of stunning sunshine on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures exceeding 24C in our county.

However, we have been told to expect cooler temperatures as the week continues, with a relatively chilly 12C high forecast for Bridlington and Whitby on Tuesday.

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The Met Office is also predicting rain, which could become heavy in places. However, Yorkshire should avoid the downpours predicted for the midlands.

Crowds enjoy the spring sunshine as they watch Yorkshire play Surrey at the Carnegie Stadium in Headingley, Leeds, on Monday. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Expect highs on Tuesday of 15C in Hull, 18C in York and Leeds and 16C in Sheffield.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Most places will be warm and dry, but generally cloudier than Monday.

"Expect a few showers at times, these mainly across the south and occasionally heavy."

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Flowers at Canon Hall, Barnsley. Image: SWNS - LEEDS

Outlook

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying mostly dry this evening and overnight but increasingly cloudy across the region, especially in the south with perhaps with the odd shower by morning. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

Sunset over the beach at Whitby on Sunday night, May 8. Image: SWNS - Leeds

Bright and most places warm and dry, but generally cloudier than Monday. A few showers at times, these mainly across the south and occasionally heavy. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday, cloudy with some showery rain, perhaps heavy in places. Bright or sunny intervals and the odd shower Thursday and Friday, and much cooler by Friday as winds turn northerly.

Crowds enjoy the spring sunshine as they watch Yorkshire play Surrey at the Carnegie Stadium in Headingley, Leeds, on Monday. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.
Flowers at Canon Hall, Barnsley. Image: SWNS - LEEDS
Sunset over the beach at Whitby on Sunday night, May 8. Image: SWNS - Leeds