This unusual weather phenomenon will dump TORRENTIAL rain on Sheffield TODAYÂ

Sheffied is set to get a soaking later today due to a not often seen weather phenomenon.Â

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 9:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 10:05 am
An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today

Later today a '˜squall line' is set to pass over the city bringing an intense burst of torrential rain and strong winds.

A squall line is a thin band of intense rainfall and high winds which sometimes forms ahead of a cold front. The phenomenon can sometimes lead to frequent lightning, tornadoes and waterspouts. It is also known as a quasi-linear convective system. The line of bad weather is running down the length of the country and is moving from west to east.

A squall line hasn't passed over Sheffield for nearly a year.

On January 24 this year a squall line passed over Sheffield during the morning rush hour bringing a short spell of torrential rainfall.  

An intense band of rain is sweeping across the country today