Sheffield weather forecast: Met Office issues yellow weather warning for rain as heavy downpours set to hit

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is in place for Sheffield as heavy downpours could cause flooding

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 3:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th June 2020, 9:15 am

The weather warning is in place from 3am until 12pmpm on Thursday, with the Met Office warning stating “Heavy rain may lead to some localised disruption.”

How much rain will fall?

An area of rain is expected to move westwards overnight giving some locally heavy rain during Thursday morning, before then gradually clearing northwards. The Met Office explains, “Many places will see 5 to 10 mm during this period, with a few places perhaps seeing 30 to 40 mm in 3 to 6 hours which may lead to some localised disruption.”

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A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place for Sheffield as heavy rain could cause flooding (Photo: Shutterstock)

What to expect from this yellow weather warning:

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely

What will the weather be like in Sheffield for the rest of the week?

Friday (19 June) will begin cloudy, with light rain throughout the afternoon and sunny spells early evening, accompanied by highs of 19C.

Saturday (20 June) will see sunny intervals throughout the day. It will also be relatively warm, with a peak temperature of 20C.

Sunday (21 June) will see a mixture of sunshine, cloud, light and heavy rain throughout the day, with a daytime temperature of 20C.

Long-term forecast

Looking further ahead towards 30 June, the weather is to be changeable with showers or some longer spells of rain, particularly for northwestern areas. It may also be windy in Sheffield at times.

Eastern and southern areas should have the driest and brightest conditions.

The Met Office says: “There are signs of a more settled, dry spell becoming established for many parts during the early to middle part of next week.

“It will probably become generally warm, perhaps very warm in places, more especially for southeastern areas.”