These are the parts of Sheffield likely to see the worst snow this afternoon
Parts of Sheffield will see snow this afternoon as an area of rain hits cold air sitting over the UK.
Earlier today the Met Office issuedÂ a weather warning for snow for parts of the north of England '“Â including Sheffield.
Forecasters say the higher parts of Sheffield are most likely to see today's snow.
Precipitation falls as snow when the air temperature is 2C or lower.
In addition to this differences in elevation (the altitude above sea level) bring a variety in temperatures '“Â the higher you are the coolerÂ the air temperature.
These factors combined makes it difficult for weather forecasters to accurate predict exactly where and whensnow will fall. Such is Sheffield's geography '“Â the lowest point in Sheffield (near Meadowhall) is just 75ft above sea level whereas the highest point (High Stones) is 1,800ft above sea level '“Â that at time some parts of the city get snow while others have sleet or rain. T
he following areas of Sheffield are more than 600ft above sea level and the places most likely to see some snow this afternoon and this evening:
Bents Green Bolsterstone
Gleadless Town End High Bradfield
Norton Norton Lees