The best times to visit Sheffield for ideal weather are
June 25th to September 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sheffield Travel Guide
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Weather in Sheffield
Average temperatures in Sheffield vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Sheffield, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 68.4°F (20.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.6°F (12°C) at night.
Sheffield Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sheffield Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Sheffield Perceived Temperature (F)
Sheffield Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sheffield Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sheffield are September, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Sheffield? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sheffield.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sheffield (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Sheffield has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (73.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (87.4%).
Wind in Sheffield is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 15.5 knots (17.9 MPH or 28.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 26.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sheffield.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||14.5||Significant breeze||21.9||Strong breeze|
|Feb||13.1||Significant breeze||19.7||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.4||Significant breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|Apr||10.7||Gentle breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|May||10.8||Gentle breeze||16.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.1||Gentle breeze||16.5||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12||Significant breeze||17.9||Strong breeze|
|Nov||12.1||Significant breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||15.5||Significant breeze||23.7||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sheffield?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 06, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Sheffield, the United Kingdom is September, followed by February and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Sheffield in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Sheffield Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.4°F (15.2°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Sheffield, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.2°F (16.8°C) and 45.5°F (7.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Sheffield to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.2°F (8.4°C) and 37.9°F (3.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.
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