Sheffield Weather Forecast

Sheffield weather including a 5 day forecast for temperature, wind speed, UV and weather warnings for today's weather. Alternatively mapped forecasts are available for temperature, rainfall, pressure and cloud.

Sheffield

Sheffield is a city with a rich industrial heritage in south Yorkshire.

It is located east of the Pennines, within a hilly landscape and on the confluence of seven rivers: Don, Porter, Loxley, Rivelin, Rother, Sheaf (after which it the city is named) and Moss.

Because of its location and its underlying geology the city can be affected by flooding and landslips.

One of the worst incidents recorded was in 1864, when a newly built dam, on the River Loxley broke while it was being filled for the first time. An estimated 3 million m³ (700 million imperial gallons) of water swept down the valley destroying 800 houses and killing 270 people.

The main Sheffield to Manchester road, the Snake Pass over the Pennines, west of the city, is always one of the first roads in the UK to close in bad weather.

Despite its proud history of heavy industry, 61% of Sheffield's entire area is green space with over 250 parks, woodlands and gardens and an estimated 2 million trees. This gives Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any city in Europe.

Climate related notes

The climate in Sheffield is generally temperate.

The Pennines to the west of the city influence the weather of the city. The hills provide some shelter from the prevailing westerly winds, casting a "rain shadow" across the area.

Other weather related information

  • 1973: About 119 mm of rain fell in one day, leading to flooding.
  • 2000: The area of Catliffe suffered flooding due to heavy rainfall.
  • 2007: On 25 June, the River Don over-topped its banks, causing widespread flooding in the city. A 14-year-old boy was swept away by the swollen River Sheaf and a 68-year-old man died after attempting to cross a flooded road in the city centre.
  • January 2013 heavy rain caused landslips blocking railway lines outside Sheffield for five months.

Change location

To change from Sheffield weather forecast, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or a postcode into the "Find a weather forecast" box and select the appropriate location from the list provided. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. To save a location as one of your favourites click on the star next to the location name. You can save up to five locations as favourites. Favourite locations can be found in the drop down list under the "Find a weather forecast" box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location. Find out more in the UK forecast guide.

You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either forecast, observations or climate.

Map view

The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.

To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.

You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.

Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.

Five day table

The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Sheffield.

Our Air Quality Index is currently in Beta. It is a daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Timeline

The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.

Temperature range

The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.

Text forecast

Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.