Seasons in Sheffield

The city is located close to the eastern side of the Pennines and shares main features of climate with rest of the United Kingdom. Sheffield lies on hilly ground and open to many winds. In addition even at driest month it rains occasionally here. December and January are usually the rainiest months. Snows are rare here and snow cover does not stay for longer than couple of days.

In general weather here is as mild and damp as in other localities of the country. Temperature most of time sits above freezing and precipitation is almost evenly distributed along a year. So there is no season with weather that can hinder plans for trip to Sheffield.


Seasons

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Spring in Sheffield

Spring brings gradual warming to the city. Through the season average daytime temperature rises from 10 °C (50 °F) at March to 16 °C (61 °F) at May while progression of nighttime warmth goes from 3 °C (37 °F) to 7 °C (44 °F). In terms of sunshine and precipitation weather is more summery. At least to extent of possibility of really dry weather in United Kingdom.

All in all late spring, summer and early autumn is the best time to visit Sheffield. In addition spring is considered as low season with respective pricings (except Easter Celebrations and Food and Drink Festival time). Pack some light layering, couple of jackets and an umbrella to be ready for all surprises of weather in Sheffield.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +9 °C (49 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
April
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (40 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2.2")
May
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 69 mm (2.7")

Spring Holidays

March-April – Easter celebrations.
April 1 – April Fool’s Day.
April 21 – Queen Elizabeth’s II Birthday.
April 22 – St. George’s Day Parade.
April 30 – Walpurgis Night.

May 1 – Beltane.
May – Food and Drink Festival.

Summer in Sheffield

Summer months in Sheffield are bit warm than in some neighboring localities for instance Manchester which is located on the other side of the Peninnes. Average daytime temperatures of the season are in range of 19-21 °C (66-70 °F). And though precipitation is almost as frequent as at other months amount of daylight hours is higher for showers are short.

In addition to great weather summer time in the city of students (which are leaving it for holidays by coincidence) are held some of most interesting local events (details are in the list below). This is partly the reason why t summer streets of the city are crowded by backpackers and other kinds of tourists.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")
July
Max average t°: +21 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 88 mm (3.5")
August
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11.5 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 74 mm (2.9")

Summer Holidays

June - Sheffield Doc Fest.
Second Saturday of June – Queen's Official Birthday.

July – Tramlines free music festival.
July 15 - St. Svitun’s Day.
August 13 – International Day of Left-handers

Autumn in Sheffield

Autumn in Sheffield starts with summery weather of September. Daytime average temperature for this month sits around 18 °C (64 °F) but more frequent overcast marks autumn. Further in the season temperature continues to drop until reaches 9 °C (48 °F) at November while at night it may drop to 4 °C (39 °F) or even slightly lower.

In whole season there are about 35 days with significant precipitation that are making it the rainiest time of a year. Yet none of it is reason to hold over a trip to Sheffield. Just take an eye on tipsy students.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (2.1")
October
Max average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 56 mm (2.2")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (49 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 53 mm (2.1")

Autumn Holidays

October – Grin Up North - Sheffield Comedy Festival, Beer & Cider Festival at Kelham Island Industrial Museum.
October 21 – Trafalgar Day, Apple Day.

November 5 – Guy Fawkes Day, After Dark Fireworks at Don Valley Bowl.
November 11 – Remembrance Day.

Winter in Sheffield

Winter in the city is traditionally British with dampness, winds and lots of precipitation. In fact at winter falls decent part of annual precipitation though some of it is snow hence winter is not the rainiest season. As for temperature ranges at winter daytime temperature steadily sits around 7 °C (44 °F) with cooling to about 2 °C (35 °F) at night. Such weather is perfect for evening pub gatherings even if there are only strangers.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 59 mm (2.3")
January
Max average t°: +6.5 °C (44 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
February
Max average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Winter Holidays

December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – St. Stephen’s Day.

January 1 – New Year celebration.
February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day.