This unusual weather phenomenon will dump TORRENTIAL rain on Sheffield TODAYÂ

An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country todayAn intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today
An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today
Sheffied is set to get a soaking later today due to a not often seen weather phenomenon.Â

Later today a '˜squall line' is set to pass over the city bringing an intense burst of torrential rain and strong winds.

A squall line is a thin band of intense rainfall and high winds which sometimes forms ahead of a cold front. The phenomenon can sometimes lead to frequent lightning, tornadoes and waterspouts. It is also known as a quasi-linear convective system. The line of bad weather is running down the length of the country and is moving from west to east.

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A squall line hasn't passed over Sheffield for nearly a year.

On January 24 this year a squall line passed over Sheffield during the morning rush hour bringing a short spell of torrential rainfall.