Why do you need a COAT when you can have one? Leeds revellers face the bitter cold and wind as Storm Arwen sweeps across the UK

  • Last night saw hundreds flock to Leeds streets in search of a fun evening.
  • People partied despite Storm Arwen’s destruction of the country, and temperatures plummeting to 30F (30C),
  • Even though it was bitterly cold and windy, some of the most hardy revellers chose not to put on coats.  

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Leeds revellers braved wind and freezing temperatures last night when Storm Arwen struck the UK.  

They marched in all their finery, regardless of the severe weather conditions across Yorkshire.

People in many parts of Calder Valley, Halifax, and Leeds were left without power due to the storm. 

Although there was some disruption to travel and the possibility of trees falling due to strong winds and snow, this didn’t stop revellers getting out and enjoying themselves.

Leeds revellers braved the wind and bitter cold last night as Storm Arwen swept the UK. Pictured: One girl dons a pink skimpy dress and strappy heels with no coat while linking arms with a friend who has wrapped up warm

Leeds revellers stood bravely against the cold and wind last night as Storm Awen battered the UK. Pictured: One girl is wearing a pink skirt and flats with no boots while hugging a friend wrapped in warm clothing.

Many wrapped themselves in warm coats to stay warm in the icy cold temperatures of Leeds.

Not everyone did. Some people chose to smile with gritted and not wear coats.

One brave participant wore a skimpy, pink dress with bare legs and high heels. She was able to link arms with her friend in a jacket. 

Some wrapped up in coats in an attempt to keep warm as temperatures dropped to just 30F (-1C) in Leeds last night. Pictured: Girls opt for blazers to keep warm last night in Leeds, pairing them with strappy heels

Many wrapped themselves in warm coats to stay warm in the cold temperatures of Leeds, which dropped to 30F last night (-1C). Pictured: For warmth last night in Leeds girls chose blazers, paired with high-heeled heels.

Some others wore jackets over their shoulders as they walked around the centre of London.  

A group of revellers wearing sailor caps held onto one another as the wind swirled around them. They were dressed in full sailor outfits with socks, trainers and skirts.

However, they chose to wear coats not like others. A man with sunglasses and a shirt in Hawaii walked behind them.  

One girl clutched her hands together as she walked through Leeds city centre in a short pink dress and strappy heels

A girl held onto her hands as she walked in Leeds City Centre wearing a pink, short-length dress and high heels.

As the wind whipped around them, a group of revellers in sailor hats clutched onto each for dear life in their attire, complete with sailor skirts, socks and trainers in Leeds last night

The wind was whipping around them and a crowd of revellers dressed in sailor-hats held onto their sailor hats for dear life as they fought to keep warm. 

The weather did not deter people from donning fancy dress either, as some wore tutus and striped socks with vest tops while temperatures plunged around them

People didn’t have to dress up in fancy clothes because the weather was not a problem. Some wore tunus, striped socks and vest tops when temperatures dropped around them.

People didn’t have to dress up in fancy clothes because the weather was not a problem. Some wore tunus, striped socks and vest tops when temperatures dropped around them.

People in Leeds managed to party and chat despite the freezing temperatures.

Two nightclubbers talked to police last night as one wore a skimpy, green dress.

Two clubbers spoke to police amid the festivities in Leeds last night, one donned a skimpy green dress as she braved the cold conditions

Two nightclubbers talked to police last night during the Leeds festivities. One wore a light green, skimpy dress while she battled the freezing conditions.

Nightclub queues were long on Saturday nights, and there was no sign that anyone was concerned about Omicron’s new coronavirus variant Omicron.

The people had a good time laughing as they waited, in all their fancy clothes. They also laughed with their friends while talking and giggling. 

Social distancing was not a concern as the queues snaked around all venues just like normal.  

Queues for nightclubs were as long as any Saturday night with no sign of any partygoers concerned about the new coronavirus variant Omicron

Nightclub queues were long like any other Saturday night, with few partygoers worried about Omicron the coronavirus variant Omicron. 

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