Hour-by-hour weather forecast in Sheffield as Met Office issues amber warning of snow

More snow is forecast for Sheffield today as Storm Darcy or 'Beast from the East 2' makes its way to the UK.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 7:20 am

The Met Office said yellow weather warning for snow is in place for the city and 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 beginning Sunday as the cold air spills across the whole of the UK.

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Snow in Sheffield
Snow in Sheffield

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.”

The Met Office also said the weather warning has been extended to the end of Wednesday, with ice dropped in favour of snow being the primary hazard.

This means, frequent snow showers may lead to travel disruption places but some places are likely to miss the showers altogether.

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.

According to the forecasters, Sheffield will have a very cold start to the day as further wintry showers will give snow accumulations to all levels.

Meanwhile, daytime temperatures will be near freezing, then a hard frost overnight with icy conditions as maximum temperature reaches 2°C.

Here's an hour-by-hour forecast for Sheffield on Monday.

8am - Heavy snow

9am - Heavy snow

10am - Light snow

11am - Light snow

12pm - Heavy snow

1pm - Light snow

2pm - Heavy snow

3pm - Heavy snow

4pm - Heavy snow

5pm - Light snow

6pm - Light snow

7pm - Light snow

8pm - Light snow

9pm - Light snow

10pm - Light snow

11pm - Light snow