Snow starts falling in Sheffield as Storm Darcy set to hit the UK

Snow has started falling in Sheffield on Saturday evening (February 6) as Storm Darcy is set to bring blizzards and snow in the UK in the next few days.

Saturday, 6th February 2021, 6:58 pm

At around 6pm, snowfall can be seen in areas including Crosspool, Crookes, Handsworth and Sharrow and more snow is forecast until 1am on Sunday.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning of ice and snow for Sheffield which is valid until next Wednesday (February 10).

There are also warnings of significant snow accumulations' in parts of Eastern England and Scotland.

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Snow in Crookes

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 increasingly turn to snow on Sunday as the cold air spills across the whole of the UK.

Yellow National Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice have been issued covering the eastern half of the UK from Saturday through to Wednesday.

Snow in Crosspool

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. Within the Amber warning area, more widespread snow is expected and we could see 5-10 cm of snow quite widely, with a chance that a few places could see 20 cm or more.

With such severe weather around it’s important to keep up to date with the latest forecast.”

Storm Darcy will see rain falling as snow as temperatures plummet.

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