Weekend to be a scorcher in Sheffield

Relaxing in the sun in the Peace Gardens
Relaxing in the sun in the Peace Gardens
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Slap on the sunscreen and dig out those shorts – this weekend is set to be a scorcher in Sheffield.

Temperatures of up to 27C on Sunday are expected as the city sizzles in the heat.

Forecasters at Meteo Group predict a full weekend of sun and temperatures above 23C starting tomorrow – with only the odd chance of cloud – which will delight hundreds of people attending community events such as the Sharrow Multicultural Festival and Totley open gardens.

Today will also be dry and hot although clouds are predicted.

And it’s about time – as new figures show June weather in Sheffield was disappointing.

The maximum temperature reached last month was just 22.7C – the lowest June maximum since 1997.

It is in contrast to the warmest June temperature ever recorded in Sheffield in 1941, when it reached a sweltering 31.4C.

Data from Museums Sheffield’s weather station at Weston Park also shows the rainfall total for June was 36mm – the lowest since 2006.

The wettest June on record was 2007, the year Sheffield suffered severe flooding, when 285.6mm of rain well.

The driest was in 1925 with just 2.2mm of rainfall.

Readers of The Star on Facebook said they were fed up with the dreary weather this year.

Linda Holmes wrote: “I wouldn’t know about being fed up with the summer because we haven’t seen any, just winter, spring and autumn.

“It is unbelievable weather.”

Kerry Pennington added: “So fed up. It’s depressing!”

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