WEATHER WARNING: Strong gusts and heavy rain forecast for Sheffield

A tree fell down and hit a lamppost in Lane End, Chapeltown, Sheffield.
A tree fell down and hit a lamppost in Lane End, Chapeltown, Sheffield.
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Weather warnings have been issued for Sheffield this week with winds of up to 55mph expected to sweep through the city.

Forecasters have warned that while the wet and windy weather the city has experienced over the past five days were set to die down today, the wild conditions are set to return tomorrow.

A tree fell down and hit a lamppost in Lane End, Chapeltown

A tree fell down and hit a lamppost in Lane End, Chapeltown

The Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, has issued a yellow ‘beware’ weather warning for both days, with the city predicted to take another hammering of heavy, persistent rain and strong winds.

A Met Office spokesman said: “The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport and possibly power supplies.”

The unsettled conditions are being caused by an Atlantic low-pressure system which is expected to deepen as it tracks towards the UK.

Forecasters say temperatures are set to drop to about 6C tomorrow when heavy rain and gales move west across the country.

Gusts will be at their strongest tomorrow evening and overnight into Thursday, when they are expected to ease.

The rain should also subside as the day goes on, giving way to sunny spells.

The warnings come after a weekend of extreme weather in Sheffield with winds of up to 93mph causing disruption and damage.

The chaos included a trees blown down in Chapeltown, Charnock and Stannington.

There were also reports of wind damage to gardens and difficult driving conditions.

Firefighters were called to a number of wind-related incidents, including problems with roofs partially blown off buildings in both Sheffield and Rotherham.

They also dealt with an aerial blown dangerously close to a property in Grenoside, Sheffield.

Coun Jayne Dunn, Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, said on Saturday: “Well done to our Streets Ahead team on clearing the 42 trees which have come down since Friday and clearing the 30-plus large branches which have come off.”