Storm Doris: Where and when in South Yorkshire will the 'weather bomb' hit?

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Sheffield is bracing itself for a bout of dreadful weather conditions on Thursday as Storm Doris hits the UK.

The Met Office has issued an Amber National Severe Weather Warning with gusts of 80mph, heavy rain and some snow expected.

While the strongest winds look to be only short lived, the Met Office has warned that Yorkshire & Humber is likely to expect damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks.

Experts have also warned of a danger of injury from flying debris with trees also likely to be damaged or blown over.

Motorists have been warned to take extra care in the stormy weather with traffic experts urging people to reduce their speed and allow plenty of room between vehicles.

The brunt of the deep low pressure system developing in the Atlantic is predicted to hit the UK on Thursday with Yorkshire & Humber expecting adverse weather from 6am.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said: “We have named Storm Doris as we expect winds of up to 80mph, heavy rain and some snowfall to cause disruption across some central and northern parts of the UK on Thursday.

“Currently the most likely track of the low pressure system is across Northern Ireland and northern England and we expect to see the strongest winds in the north of Wales and central England.

"As well as heavy rain, as the low pressure system moves eastwards it will draw down cold air from the north which will cause some of this precipitation to fall as snow across parts of northern England and Scotland.

"It will be a very unsettled day of weather so make sure you keep up to date with your local forecast and any weather warnings for your area.”


No weather warnings are in place for Sheffield on Wednesday but gusts of up to 47 mph are expected in the morning with rain predicted from 9pm.

Heavy rain will break from midnight on Thursday and continuing throughout the morning. A yellow weather warning has been issued at 5am turning to amber an hour later.

Wind speed will peak at 56mph at around 1pm with temperatures dropping from 4c in the evening. The rain is expected to stop from 3pm and the amber warning finishing at 9pm.


Heavy rain is expected in Rotherham from 9pm on Wednesday with wind speeds peaking at 39mph in the morning.

The rain is expected to briefly stop at around 5am before starting again four hours later. At 7pm light cloud is then predicted.

Wind speed will start to increase from 10am, reaching 40mph before peaking at 54mph between 1pm and 3pm. This will eventually settle to 21mph from 9pm.


Occassional sun will give way to cloud at 4pm on Wednesday before heavy rain begins at 10pm. Winds will reach 50mph at midday.

On Thursday, winds will go past 42mph from 10am with heavy rain expected until 2pm. Heavy cloud will follow after this with the amber warning finishing at 8pm.


The Met Office expect Doncaster to be mainly dry on Wednesday with winds peaking at 30mph at 2pm. Heavy rain is set to begin at 10pm.

This heavy rain will continue to 4am before starting again at 8am until 4pm. It is expected to be cloudy for the rest of the day.

Wind will begin to increase in speed from 4am at 30mph before increasing past 50mph at 2pm.