Leeds: April Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||21 %|
|Rainfall days||14 days|
|Chance of Rain||57 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||10 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||39 %|
|Chance of Fog Day||15%|
|Chance of Snow Day||5%|
Averages for Leeds in April
If you visit Leeds in April, you may experience some springtime showers, but you’ll rarely have to worry about the thunderstorms or tornadoes that can strike the U.S. this time of the year. Leeds generally has a cool and temperate climate, with extremes in the weather the exception rather than the rule.
The average temperature for the month stays at around 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees on the Celsius scale) and the temperature in the daytime, on average, is a pleasant, albeit somewhat cool, 52 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius). However, the temperature can drop quite a bit during the night, registering, on average, 39 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Celsius.
Accumulated precipitation, on average, is 47 mm with the sun glowing brightly for four hours out of the 14 hours that it appears.
If you choose to journey to Leeds in April, then you will want to visit Leeds’ Victoria Quarter, where restored Edwardian and Victorian structures house exclusive retailers, such as Karen Millen, LK Bennett, Gieves and Hawkes, Ted Baker, and Harvey Nichols. In fact, the highly acclaimed Leeds shopping district is home to over seventy exclusive shops and stores.
You may also want to make a trip to the nearby Leeds Corn Exchange in Kirkgate. The oval building, which was constructed in the early 1860s, contains boutique-type stores and restaurants. Clarence Dock is yet another retail venue that you’ll want to visit. Situated by the River Aire, the popular destination serves as a hub for such upscale specialty retailers as Moda in Pelle, All Saints, and Daniel Footwear.
Visitors to Leeds often choose to stay at the Corn Mill Lodge. The newer hotel, which features 76 rooms, boasts a 120-seat restaurant. Enjoy a traditional English menu, including buffets at lunch that highlight cold and hot fare.
April events in Leeds
3rd April 2015 to 6th April 2015
The Easter Holiday in Leeds is celebrated on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Both Friday and Monday are observed as national holidays so banks and businesses are closed, but many attractions, pubs and shops remain open. Easter celebrations typically include lots of chocolate, decorated Easter eggs and Egg Hunts, hot cross buns, and Easter feasts like lamb with mint sauce. Most Christians in the UK attend church services during the entire Holy Week, from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.
Harrogate International Youth Music Festival
4th April 2015 to 8th April 2015
The Harrogate International Youth Festival is a music and performing arts festival held over the Easter Holiday weekend in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The festival gives young musicians and performers from around the world the opportunity to perform in front of large audiences in various venues throughout Harrogate.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
23rd April 2015 to 26th April 2015
The Harrogate Flower Show is one of the UK’s largest and most prestigious gardening events each year. The spring show brings beautiful show garden displays, tips and techniques from expert gardeners or horticulturists, thousands of garden-related products, floral art, a cookery theatre, speciality food outlets, crafts, gifts, and of course, tons of plants and flowers. There are also fun and educational activities for the kids.
Brandon Street Night Market
24th April 2015
On the last Friday of each month, Canal Mills (which is known for the city's finest art and music spaces), hosts its Brandon Street Night Market. The event features fine street foods, local craft beers, art, live DJs and other musical acts.