The areas of Sheffield most likely to see snow this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Sheffield is braced for snow this week after the Met Office issued a yellow warning for icy conditions.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 4:49 pm

A fresh weather warning has been issued for ice across parts of Sheffield, as temperatures are set to plummet to freezing.

The Met Office has issued the warning from 7pm tonight until 10am tomorrow.

A 1,200-mile 'tongue of ice' will blow in from Canada, which could cause temperatures to drop to -10C in some parts of the country.

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Some of the areas of Sheffield most likely so see snow this week.

Forecasters are predicting icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making injuries or accidents more likely.

Showers of rain, hail and sleet are likely on Monday night and Tuesday morning, leading to a risk of ice on some surfaces as temperatures fall below freezing. Some snow is also possible

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 .

The higher you are the cooler the air temperature. These factors combined makes it difficult for weather forecasters to accurate predict exactly where and when snow will fall.

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 .

The following areas of Sheffield are more than 600ft above sea level and the places most likely to see some snow this week.

Bents Green

Bolsterstone

Crookes

Crosspool Dore Fulwood

Gleadless Town End

Greystones

High Bradfield

Lodge Moor

Manor Top

Meadowhead Norton

Norton Lees

Parkhead

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