Forecasters eggs-pect snow to stay away for Easter in Sheffield

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SNOWFAll in Sheffield is off the agenda this weekend, weather forecasters have predicted.

And residents may even see the sun make an appearance or two over the Easter weekend – temperatures are due to go up to about 6C and only the odd ‘wintry shower’ is expected.

It is welcome news for shivering Sheffielders, who have experienced the coldest March in more than a century.

Julian Mayes, forecaster for Meteo Group, said the forecast summary for the weekend was ‘not quite so cold and staying dry’.

He said: “Basically there will be no more significant snow.

“Today, there will be a frosty start again, mainly dry, with some sunshine but a few wintry showers.

“There will be a night frost again, with temperatures of about -4C.

“Tomorrow, there will be a few more wintry showers, but the winds are going to be fairly light and there will be some sunny intervals.

“Temperatures should be about 5C, which is higher than you have had for quite a while.”

Tomorrow night will be another cold evening, with temperatures at about -3C.

Mr Mayes said Easter Sunday is also likely to be ‘mostly dry and bright’.

He said: “There is another outside chance of a light wintry shower, temperatures reaching about 5C or 6C, so not as cold.

“Monday will be another bright day with temperatures reaching about 6C at their best, so mostly dry.”