Sheffield weather: 'Nowhere immune' from snow, says Met Office, as 'Arctic trough' brings sub-zero temperatures
Sheffield could be set for an April snow shower, says the Met Office, as a new ‘Arctic trough’ brings sub-zero temperatures.
The latest forecast shows there is a 40 per cent chance of snow in Sheffield on the morning of Easter Monday, April 5.
Heavy snow warnings have been issued for parts of northern Scotland over the bank holiday weekend, and the Met Office says nowhere is going to be ‘immune’ from snowfall on Easter Monday as temperatures continue to drop.
In Sheffield, the Met Office is forecasting a relatively mild start to the Easter weekend, with a top temperature of 11C on Saturday and 13C on Sunday, when it will be largely sunny.
But things look set to turn much chillier on Monday, with a high of 6C and a low of -1C, while the temperature is set to plunge even lower to -2C next Tuesday.
Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: “After a taste of summer for a lot of the UK we will see things turn much colder as we go through the second half of the Easter weekend.
“A lot of the UK will be prone to seeing some wintry showers as we go through the course of Monday but northern Scotland is where we’ll see the heaviest and most frequent snow.
“That’s where there’s most concern that we might see some disruption.”
Although it is not unusual to see snow at this time of year, Mr Snell said it would be a ‘shock to the system’ for many, following the almost record-breaking March temperatures felt earlier in the week.
“Nowhere is going to be immune from potentially seeing some snow showers on Monday, even down towards the south west of England,” said Mr Snell.
“But as it comes further south, it will fall from the sky but it probably won’t settle because the ground will be warm enough that as soon as it lands it will just melt.
“But anyone in the UK may see some flakes falling if they’re looking out of the window.”
In Sheffield, conditions are expected to warm up slightly later next week, with the forecast showing highs of 7C on Wednesday and 9C next Thursday.