Sheffield set for hottest day of the year so far as temperatures rise to 28C

The city is set for a heatwave this week, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures expected to peak at 28°C.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 11:31 am
Updated Monday, 22nd June 2020, 11:32 am

Sunny weather is returning to Sheffield this week, according to the Met Office who say temperatures will soar to 28°C on Wednesday, after weeks of colder, cloudy spells.

People can enjoy picnics and barbeques in the warm weather today, as it will get as hot as 23°C with sunny intervals and temperatures will only get as low as 14°C.

It will continue to get hotter until Wednesday where temperatures will peak at 28°C and it is expected to stay this hot for the rest of the week until Saturday, where it is expected to be cloudier and cooler at 22°C.

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The heatwave is set to return to the city this week, with highs of 28 degrees.

There's some hot weather on the way, here's a look at what we can expect

— Met Office (@metoffice) June 21, 2020

Temperatures should reach 23°C in Sheffield today, with some cloud cover broken up by sunny intervals and lows of just 14°C.

The Met Office forecasts even hotter weather for tomorrow – predicting that temperatures will soar to 26°C with uninterrupted sunshine for the whole day. On Tuesday, temperatures will only get as low as 16°C at night time.


Sunny weather is predicted throughout the day on Tuesday with dry, bright spells and becoming very warm. There will be highs of 26°C in Sheffield tomorrow and the lowest temperature it will be is 16°C.


The sunshine and warm weather will peak on Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to 28°C across Sheffield. This heatwave is expected to last until Saturday, maintaining highs of 28°C, staying very dry and sunny. There will be lows of 15°C.


The heatwave will continue on Thursday, with lots of sunshine and highs of 28°C. There could be some brief cloud cover in the afternoon and temperatures will drop to 15°C in the evening.


The soaring temperatures will last for a third day on Friday. The maximum temperature will be 28°C and there will be lows of 15°C, although the sunny weather will be interrupted by heavy showers in the afternoon. There will also be slightly more cloud cover than the day before and 60% chance of rain.


The warm temperatures will drop dramatically on Saturday, with highs of just 22°C – 6°C lower than the last three days. It will get as cold as 14°C and the sunny intervals will become cloudy by the evening.


It will get colder still on Sunday, with a maximum temperature of 20°C. The day will start off rainy but the showers are expected to stop by the afternoon and it will become cloudy and sunny instead. There will be lows of 12°C.

Social distancing guidelines

People are currently allowed to meet up to six people outside, or in their garden as long as everyone maintains a safe, two metre distance from those not in your own household.

The medical guidance also insists people maintain frequent and thorough hygiene practices to lower the risk of contracting the virus.

If you are a single adult household, you can form a ‘social bubble’ with one other household which means you can enter their home, or they can enter yours, without the need to social distance.

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