Met Office weather forecast as Yorkshire to be hit with more rain and plummeting temperatures

Showers are expected across the region this week
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More rain and colder weather is set to arrive in Yorkshire over the next few weeks.

After a sunny weekend, much of Yorkshire has seen greyer skies and colder weather over the past few days. This is set to continue through this week, reports the Met Office.

Today is expected to be "cool and breezy" with sunny spells and "occasional showers". The maximum temperature is expected to be 15C across the region.

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The end of the week, between Thursday and Saturday will see more showers and cool temperatures both during the day and at night. In the longer term, this pattern is set to continue.

According to the Met Office long-range weather forecast between June 9 and June 18, showers are likely in northern regions with other areas seeing more sun and dry weather. However, later on there is more chance of rain in many places.

Temperatures are also expected to be near or below average earlier on, before increasing later.

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The Met Office said: "Showers are likely to affect some north and northeastern areas at the start of this period with drier and sunnier conditions elsewhere. A build of pressure will probably bring settled conditions across the country as a whole for a few days after this, with dry conditions prevailing and periods of sunshine.

"Toward the following weekend, these dry conditions may start to decline with a greater chance that more unsettled weather could develop. Should this happen, the wettest conditions are likely to be in the north and west, with the driest weather in the south and east.

"There is still a chance that drier conditions could remain in place more widely. Temperatures are likely to be near or slightly below average at first, perhaps slightly above normal later."