Weather warning: Ice, strong winds, rain and sleet in store for Sheffield

Strong winds and spells of rain, sleet and hill snow are forecast in Sheffield this weekend – with a risk of icy conditions too as temperatures plummet overnight.

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 11:48 am
Updated Saturday, 26th January 2019, 11:53 am
Icy conditions on the Snake Pass near Sheffield.

The Met Office has put a weather warning in place from 1am to 11am tomorrow, urging caution over the risk of icy stretches early on Sunday.

People can expect there to be ‘probably ice on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making for slower journeys’, and an ‘increased likelihood of accidents or injuries from falls’.

Icy conditions on the Snake Pass near Sheffield.

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Today will feel mild, staying largely dry, except for some patchy rain across the Pennines, the Met Office says. Some bright or sunny spells are possible, before a band of heavy rain arrives later in the afternoon, and winds will be generally strong and gusty. Saturday’s maximum temperature will be 10 °C.

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Tonight is set to be cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain, these turning wintry, especially over high ground. There will be light winds initially, but it is to be windy later as many places become dry – and there is a risk of ice developing, as temperatures will fall as low as 1 °C.

Walkers in Endcliffe Park. Picture: Steve Ellis

Tomorrow is expected to be cloudy with spells of rain, sleet and hill snow. It will be windy with gales, and will feel very cold, with a maximum temperature of only 5 °C.

From Monday to Wednesday, it will be cold by day, and sharp frosts overnight. It will be mainly dry, although some wintry showers will occur. Generally it will be breezy, especially early on Monday.