Sheffield to be hit by heavy rain next week with YELLOW weather warning issued

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Sheffield over the next three days as heavy rain is expected to fall over the city.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Sunday, 17th January 2021, 11:00 am

Heavy downpours are forecast in Sheffield from Monday through to Wednesday next week with warnings of potential flooding according to the Met Office.

The forecasters have issued a yellow rain warning over the next three days in the city and parts of western England and Wales, telling residents to expect “heavy and prolonged” downpours, with some snowmelt across hilly areas.

In Sheffield on Monday, January 18, the day is predicted to start off cloudy, before the showers hit at around 4pm and last until the evening, with a 50 per cent to 60 per cent chance of heavy rain.

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Heavy rain is set to pour down over Sheffield from Monday to Wednesday, according to the Met Office who have issued a yellow weather warning.

Temperatures will remain low tomorrow, ranging from 5°C to a maximum of 7°C in the evening.

The wet weather is forecast to continue from Tuesday through to Wednesday with the yellow warning for rain still in place and a 80 to 90 per cent of heavy rain all day on January 19.

It is expected to be slightly warmer on Tuesday with lows of 7°C and highs of 9°C.

Heavy rain is forecast to fall all day again on Wednesday, January 20 until around 9pm in the evening when it is expected to become cloudy and slightly colder with temperatures as low as 5°C and reaching highs of 8°C.

The wet weather comes after snow fell in Sheffield on Thursday, January 14 causing schools to close and travel to be disrupted.

Parts of the UK saw between four and eight centimetres (1.5-3in) of snow fall before this weekend, with an amber weather alert for snow put in place for some areas on Saturday morning.

There were 23 flood warnings in place by the Environment Agency across England on Saturday evening, meaning “immediate action is required”.

The Met Office said the yellow rain warning issued for Monday evening, lasting until Wednesday, could pose a “danger to life” from possible “fast flowing or deep floodwater”.

Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster, commented: “Around 30-60mm of rain could be seen in the worst affected regions, with 200mm in the most hilly areas.

“This could cause some snowmelt flooding issues, so people are advised to be very careful when travelling to work.”

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