VIDEO: Snow joke - sunny Sheffield shivered last year

0
Have your say

Blooming ‘eck! Flowering Snowdrops basked in sunny Sheffield today - but the region was shivering in Arctic conditions this time last year.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our video report from a year ago.

White over with snowdrops. Photo: Richard Ponter

White over with snowdrops. Photo: Richard Ponter

Weather experts back then said it was the coldest weekend for the time of year in 50-years.

But after a frosty start South Yorkshire was today enjoying some early summer sun - just days away from the official start of British Summer Time, on Sunday, March 30.

Weather experts say it’s been one of the mildest, snow-free winters for years, but with more than its fair share of rain.

Sunny spells today were expected to return to rain, with clouds and patchy frost in some areas by morning,

Thornhill Parish Church and snowdrops earlier this month. Reader's photo: Peter Swaine

Thornhill Parish Church and snowdrops earlier this month. Reader's photo: Peter Swaine

It will remain cloudy, with the chance of rain for the next two fdays, becoming drier towards the weekend.

This time last year the Met Office isused a series of snow warnings for most of the north and said the public should be prepared for the possibility of severe disruption, particularly to transport and to power supplies.

The South West was facing downpours and possible flooding, but much of the rest of Britain faced a white over with widespread snow storms and strong winds.