Hour-by-hour weather forecast: When Storm Christoph rain is set to stop in Sheffield

Although there have been no major incidents reported in Sheffield, people are being urged to keep their guard up as Storm Christoph continues to grip the nation.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 1:29 pm

Heavy rain continued to fall across the city overnight, and the Met Office said the wet weather will continue until this evening (January 20).

On Monday, the Met Office sounded an amber weather warning for Sheffield, which is valid from 6am yesterday through midday on Thursday.

The forecasters also warned that the storm will bring severe cold weather with icy conditions and heavy snow.

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A member of the Fire and rescue service wades through flood water as he escorts a JCB towing an truck along a flooded road in Rotherham. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Sheffield will have a mild start to the day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle but will turn heavy and persistent especially over higher ground, with a maximum temperature of 11°C.

It will be colder tonight with period of heavy rain expected to continue with the risk of sleet and hill snow through the early hours as the temperature dips to 1°C.

But on Thursday, outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow will be gradually clearing, followed by sunny spells and scattered wintry showers.

Five flood alerts have also been issued for the Sheffield region – for Blackburn Brook, Middle River Don, River Sheaf and Porter Brook, Upper Derwent in Derbyshire and the Upper River Don catchment.

Here's an hourly weather forecast for Sheffield today:

11am - Heavy rain

12pm - Heavy rain

1pm - Heavy rain

2pm - Light rain

3pm - Light rain

4pm - Heavy rain

5pm - Cloudy

6pm - Cloudy

7pm - Light rain

8pm - Heavy rain

9pm - Heavy rain

10pm - Heavy rain

11pm - Heavy rain