Climate in Sheffield

Sheffield has an oceanic climate according to the Köppen classification (Cfb). Sheffield, like the rest of the United Kingdom, has a moderate climate. The western uplands of the Pennines can generate a cold, gloomy, and damp atmosphere, but they also give shelter from the prevailing westerly winds, creating a „rain shadow“ across the area. The highest temperature ever recorded in Sheffield was 39.4 degrees Celsius and the coldest temperature ever recorded was 8.2 degrees Celsius.

The Weston Park Weather Station, which was established in 1882, is one of the UK’s oldest weather stations. It has been recording weather for 125 years, and according to a 2008 assessment, the climate of Sheffield is warming faster than at any other time during this period, with 1990 and 2006 being the hottest years on record.