WEATHER WARNING: Snow could hit Sheffield and South Yorkshire again

Snowy conditions on the roads.
Snowy conditions on the roads.
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Snow could be on the way to Sheffield and South Yorkshire again after weather experts issued a yellow weather warning for the region.

The MET Office has issued the warning for plunging temperatures, sleet and snow showers across Yorkshire and the Humber, with snow between 5cm and 15cm in some parts of the country.

Sheffield is expected to wake up to a scattering of snow tomorrow morning as freezing temperatures continue.

The MET Office warning, which is in place until tomorrow (Thursday) at 11.55pm, said: “A colder airstream with sleet and snow showers affecting northern and western parts will continue to spread southeast on Wednesday and lasting through Thursday.

“These snow showers will be heavy and frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and Wales. Although accumulations will vary, 5 cm or more is likely to accumulate at lower levels, perhaps falling in a short period of time.

“Over higher ground and some of the higher transport routes 15cm or more is possible, 5-10 cm more likely here.

“Strong west to northwesterly winds will also lead to drifting and temporary blizzard conditions, especially over high ground. The showers will become a little less frequent from the northwest during Thursday with more of a mix of rain, sleet and snow.”

Met Office spokesman Nicola Maxey said: “The temperature drops off as we go through today and there’s a chance we will see some rain, although there could be some sunshine spotted through breaks in the cloud.

“It’s not until later on as we get into the evening that we get the chance of some wintry showers or snow.”
Temperatures are set to drop to around freezing in the city centre, with the surrounding rural areas perhaps plummeting into minus figures.

“There’s a chance we could see some light snow throughout the night, getting heavier as we go through tomorrow morning.

“There could be some snow through rush hour tomorrow morning but by mid-morning it should start clearing up.”

Temperatures are not expected to get much warmer than 2-3C.

The yellow warning means the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to their travel arrangements.

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