Hour-by-hour forecast for Sheffield as Storm Darcy set to strike the UK

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued in Sheffield on Sunday (February 7) as Storm Darcy is set to barrel through the UK in the next few days.

Sunday, 7th February 2021, 1:03 am

The Met Office said the weather warning for the city is valid until Wednesday (February 10) while some other parts in the UK will face significant snow accumulations with amber warnings in place.

This happens when cold air emanating from Russia and Eastern Europe will move across the UK over the coming days, bringing significant snow accumulations to parts of Eastern England and Scotland.

Rain will then increasingly turn to snow on Sunday as the cold air spills across the whole of the UK.

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Snow in Sheffield
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The forecasters said the yellow warnings for snow and ice have also been issued covering the eastern half of the UK from Saturday through to Wednesday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “The UK is in for a notably cold and snowy period over the next week, with very cold air in place over the whole of the UK by Sunday.

“Showers will see snow accumulating across eastern areas.”

Sheffield will have a cold start to Sunday with a brisk northeasterly wind, which will continue to bring frequent sleet and snow showers off the North Sea, with a maximum temperature of 2°C.

Snow showers are expected to continue until Wednesday, leading to further snow accumulations and icy stretches.

Despite sunshine in between the showers, it will remain bitterly cold, with often strong winds and severe overnight frosts.

The Met Office also warned that there will be strong easterly winds during this period which may lead to blizzard conditions and blowing and drifting of lying snow at times.

Meanwhile, daytime temperatures will stay in low single figures for much of the country over coming days, with some places staying below freezing and the bitter winds will make it feel even colder.

Here is an hour-by-hour forecast for Sheffield on Sunday.

7am – Overcast

8am – Overcast

9am – Overcast

10am – Cloudy

11am – Light snow

12pm – Light snow

1pm – Light snow

2pm – Overcast

3pm – Light snow shower

4pm – Light snow

5pm – Light snow shower

6pm – Cloudy

7pm – Cloudy

8pm – Cloydy

9pm – Cloudy

10pm – Cloudy

11pm – Cloudy