Sheffield weather is characteristically temperate, and is typified by hot summers and cold, frosty winters. There is a vast difference in altitude in various regions, making weather in Sheffield variable through out the year. Another interesting aspect of Sheffield weather – and which puts it in the same category as the majority of English weather - is that it’s also well known for its unpredictable rain showers, which can appear at anytime.
Precipitation levels for Sheffield average 824.7 mm of rainfall annually; the month with the majority of rain is December averaging 91.9 mm, with July and August are considered the driest months of the year. Both months average 51.0 mm each, with the bulk of precipitation descending in heavy torrential rains but quickly clearing.
Summer weather in Sheffield
Sheffield weather during the summer (June right through to August) is characteristically warm; July and August are considered the hottest months of the year averaging between 20.8 °C and 22°C. On occasion temperatures have been known to reach highs of 37°C during the peak of summer, making weather in Sheffield hot and humid. Yearly average highs for Sheffield are around 12 °C and yearly lows remain at an average of 6.5 °C.
Winter weather in Sheffield
Winter descents upon Sheffield in November and departs in March. During this time of the year, Sheffield weather is characteristically cold and frosty. The average minimum daytime temperatures in January and February are 1.6 °C, with the evenings tending to become frosty as temperatures plummet to below freezing. These frosty winter conditions cause roads to become icy, and that is why the roads in Sheffield are gritted thus to avoid any potential dangers to pedestrians and motorists.
Sheffield weather during winter is also characterised by some snowfall ; it is however, light and rarely remains on the trees and ground for long.
Spring weather in Sheffield
Sheffield weather during spring (April and May) is predominantly warm and is beginning to feel noticeably milder and the trees and flowers begin to blossom indicating that summer weather in Sheffield is about to make an appearance. Average daily temperatures for spring are about 12 °C.
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