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Wet Weather, Sheffield.
Wet Weather, Sheffield.
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Sheffield is feeling wet, wet, wet after weather experts reported the soggiest February for 12 years.

New statistics from the Museums Sheffield Weston Park Weather Station show 104.3mm of rain fell last month – the most in February since 173.9mm fell in 2002.

However, unlike the rest of the country, this winter in Sheffield has not been a record-breaking one in terms of downpours.

Between December and February, 298.2mm of rain fell in the city.

The wettest winter ever was in 1965-66, when 412.5mm fell.

The good news was there was more sunshine than expected with 77.5 hours recorded, compared to a February average of 57 hours.

And the average temperature – at 6C – was up on last year’s 2.9C and the February average of 4.2C.

For now it seems the weather is set to improve.

Temperatures were predicted to reach as high as 12C today, according to national forecaster MeteoGroup, and it will be mostly dry.

Forecasters said tomorrow would be quite cloudy, with some spells of rain possible, but temperatures would remain at about 11C during the day.

Friday is likely to feel balmy as the thermometer rises to 13C.