Boozers don't let the rain dampen their spirits as they kick off Bank Holiday weekend in Leeds

PARTY goers in Leeds braved stormy conditions last night as they celebrated the bank holiday weekend early.

Young women in short dresses used coats and brollies to shield themselves from torrential rain during their night on the tiles.

And the boozers in the northern city didn't appear concerned with social distancing guidelines as they huddled together as temperatures dropped.

This comes after the Met Office issued both yellow and amber weather warnings for rain and wind as Storm Francis battered Leeds and its surrounding areas this week.

The bank holiday weekend could see the coldest maximum temperatures on record as the summer draws to a screeching halt, an expert has said.

Emma Salter, a meteorologist, said that top temperatures in parts of Scotland are expected to reach just 11C – well below the average of 16C.

Meanwhile, in London, locals can expect highs of just 19C.

Ms Slater told PA Media: “We could see some places getting the coldest maximum temperatures on record this bank holiday Monday.

“The lowest maximum temperature recorded was 10.1C in the Shetland Islands – if anywhere gets lower than that it’s in the running to be the coldest on record.”

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