UPDATED WEATHER: ‘Unexpected’ snow falls in Sheffield and high winds predicted

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Snow has fallen in Sheffield today as the weather rapidly changed - proving forecasts wrong.

Last night Streets Ahead’s team of gritters went out to areas of high ground and known wet spots.

An updated forecast from the Met Office at 7am said temperatures will be as low as two degrees and rain was expected but there were no weather warnings in place.

It has since snowed in Sheffield city centre and the Peak District, although the Snake Pass road was reopened this morning.

There is now a severe yellow weather warning in place for today, tomorrow and Tuesday, according to the Met Office.

High winds of up to 50 miles an hour, cold temperatures and rain, sleet and snow are possible.

This afternoon Mario Cuella, forecaster at Meteo Group, said: “I think later we expect the snow to turn to rain but there is some uncertainty because we didn’t expect so much snow today in Sheffield and it is snowing heavily.

“For tomorrow I think it is going to improve, the snow won’t be as heavy as it is today but there will be sunny spells with the chance of some wintry showers.”

Temperatures are expected to drop to two degrees tonight.

Winds tomorrow will have gusts of up to 45 or 50 miles an hour.

The maximum temperature will be seven degrees and the minimum three degrees.