Thunder and hail possible as more unsettled weather hits Sheffield - but heatwave is on the way

Hail and thunderstorms could bombard Sheffield today as the unsettled weather of spring looks set to continues.

Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 08:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th April 2018, 08:21 am
Hail and thunder could bombard Sheffield today PIC: Mark Dobson

Forecasters are warning that there is a chance of the extreme weather conditions this afternoon (Wednesday), with heavy rain also a possibility.

Hail and thunder could bombard Sheffield today PIC: Mark Dobson

The Met Office website says: "A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers through the day with blustery westerly winds. The showers will be heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder by the afternoon. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

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Into the evening and it looks as though the rain will hold off in Sheffield, with a cloudy night predicted.

The Met Office website goes on to say: "Showers will ease in most parts overnight leaving clear spells. The occasional shower may still affect the Pennines. Chilly in the westerly wind. Minimum Temperature 5 °C."

However, it won't be long before the warm weather returns to the city as another heatwave is expected to be just around the corner.

Hail and thunder could bombard Sheffield today PIC: Mark Dobson

Another spell of unseasonably sweltering weather is destined to hit Sheffield, according to forecasters The Weather Channel.

According to their forecasts, 'sunny skies and springtime heat' will make a comeback soon and temperatures as high as 20 degrees C could be possible in some parts of Britain by mid-May.

Current forecasts indicate that temperatures over London will be between 15.5 and 19.5 C on May 2, when conditions should become drier and brighter.