Weekend weather forecast for Sheffield after Storm Erik hits city

Frederick Owens
February 10, 2019

Shoppers courageous the strong winds and rain near St Paul's cathedral in central London.

Storm Erik is battering the North West today bringing strong winds and heavy rain to the region.

A motorist had a narrow escape after a tree fell on a vehicle in south Belfast as Storm Erik brought dangerously high winds to Northern Ireland yesterday. There will be a spell of heavier rain accompanying the strong gusts with snow over the tops of the Pennines.

However, the snow is expected to clear on Sunday, with a few blustery showers following it.

The forecaster added: "The showers will be most frequent in the west and north, with an ongoing risk of hail and thunder, but they will gradually become more isolated towards evening".

Saturday will start windy with further scattered showers.

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"However, further north, another weather system is affecting parts of northern Scotland and Northern Ireland, rain and hill snow here".

He also wrote on Big Jet TV's tweet, "It's a particularly challenging day at #Heathrow with gusty winds".

The Met Office said strong westerly winds can be expected throughout the county for much of Saturday morning and afternoon.

Storm Erik has blown out this morning but it hit Donegal hard with 498 homes here without power at the moment according to ESB Networks.

The yellow ice warning in place for parts of northern Scotland will remain in place until 10am on Monday.

A weather warning for wind on Saturday has been extended to cover most of the United Kingdom, while in Scotland heavy rain is expected into the afternoon, with a risk of flooding in some parts, the Met Office said.

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