Monthly climate in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Last updated: June 25, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Sheffield features a oceanic climate (Cfb). Temperatures typically range between 4 °C (40 °F) and 16 °C (62 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -7 °C (20 °F) or can rise to as high as 34 °C (94 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 924 mm (36.4 inches) and receives 157 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Sheffield enjoys an average of 2904 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 7 hours 32 minutes to 16 hours 56 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom §

The warmest months in Sheffield are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 15 to 16 °C (59 - 62 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 4 to 5 °C (40 - 41 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Sheffield experiences 8 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 28 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(63°F)
20°C
(68°F)
24°C
(75°F)
25°C
(78°F)
28°C
(83°F)
34°C
(94°F)
31°C
(89°F)
28°C
(82°F)
22°C
(71°F)
17°C
(62°F)
14°C
(57°F)
Mean maximum 12°C
(53°F)
13°C
(56°F)
16°C
(62°F)
21°C
(70°F)
23°C
(73°F)
24°C
(76°F)
28°C
(83°F)
26°C
(79°F)
24°C
(75°F)
18°C
(65°F)
14°C
(58°F)
12°C
(54°F)
Average high 6°C
(44°F)
8°C
(46°F)
10°C
(50°F)
12°C
(54°F)
15°C
(60°F)
19°C
(66°F)
20°C
(69°F)
19°C
(67°F)
17°C
(63°F)
13°C
(56°F)
9°C
(49°F)
7°C
(45°F)
Daily mean 4°C
(40°F)
5°C
(41°F)
6°C
(43°F)
8°C
(47°F)
11°C
(53°F)
15°C
(59°F)
16°C
(62°F)
16°C
(61°F)
13°C
(56°F)
10°C
(51°F)
7°C
(45°F)
5°C
(41°F)
Average low 2°C
(36°F)
2°C
(37°F)
3°C
(38°F)
4°C
(39°F)
7°C
(45°F)
11°C
(51°F)
12°C
(55°F)
13°C
(55°F)
10°C
(50°F)
8°C
(46°F)
5°C
(40°F)
3°C
(38°F)
Mean minimum -3°C
(27°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
1°C
(34°F)
7°C
(45°F)
9°C
(48°F)
8°C
(47°F)
5°C
(41°F)
2°C
(35°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
-2°C
(29°F)
Minimum -5°C
(24°F)
-6°C
(21°F)
-7°C
(20°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
-0°C
(31°F)
6°C
(42°F)
7°C
(45°F)
8°C
(46°F)
4°C
(39°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
-4°C
(25°F)
-3°C
(26°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom §

Sheffield usually has the most precipitation in July, August and October, with an average of 14 rainy days and 92 mm (3.6 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Sheffield are January, April and May. On average, 57 mm (2.2 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 59 (2.3) 79 (3.1) 80 (3.2) 44 (1.7) 69 (2.7) 89 (3.5) 94 (3.7) 91 (3.6) 72 (2.8) 91 (3.6) 71 (2.8) 85 (3.3)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10 14 15 8 13 13 14 14 12 15 14 15

Monthly sunshine hours in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom §

The sunniest months in Sheffield are May, July and August, when the sun shines an average of 12 hours 5 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Sheffield: January, November and December receive an average of 3 hours 3 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 77 140 199 310 383 348 387 353 280 221 112 92
Mean daily daylight hours 8h 5m 9h 48m 11h 54m 14h 3m 15h 56m 16h 56m 16h 24m 14h 42m 12h 37m 10h 29m 8h 34m 7h 32m

Solar UV radiation in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom §

Sheffield experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 6 - 8, which corresponds to the High / Very High category of sun exposure. January, June and December are in the Low exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 2. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Sheffield UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Sheffield, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 1 2 4 5 6 2 8 7 5 3 2 1