Festival cancelled as heavy rain forecast

4 June 2015......A visitor enjoys the sunshine below a sea of rhododendrons outside the famous victorian conservatory at Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley as temperatures across the county begin to rise. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1008/59b

4 June 2015......A visitor enjoys the sunshine below a sea of rhododendrons outside the famous victorian conservatory at Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley as temperatures across the county begin to rise. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1008/59b

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Heavy rain is forecast for Sheffield today - prompting the organisers of one popular community event to cancel in advance.

Sharrow Festival at Mount Pleasant Park was due to take place today but has been postponed until Saturday August 22 ‘due to expected bad weather.’

Forecasters at Meteo Group said that showers were likely to start overnight - although Friday was set to be one of the hottest days of the year after a spell of fine weather.

Tom Tobler, forecaster, said: “Overnight on Friday there will be some more rain setting in and on Saturday there is a good chance that it will hang around.

“It will probably be quite heavy at times on Saturday morning and by the end of the afternoon it should be drying out.”

The maximum temperature on Saturday is likely to be around 15 degrees. On Sunday it is likely to remain ‘cloudy and damp’, with temperatures of about 13 degrees.

Organisers of Sharrow Festival said on their Facebook page that ‘much of the festival would not happen’ if it was raining all day and so they had decided to cancel.

The after party - now dubbed the ‘before party’ - is still to go ahead at The Cremorne pub on London Road from 8pm, with several live bands performing.

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