FREEZING fog and snow meant it was an “ice” day in Huddersfield.
Temperatures stayed below freezing in virtually every part of the town yesterday, with the fog hitting many districts.
There were also snow flurries but the good news is that from today, temperatures are set to rise dramatically.
And according to Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens, that means we look set to have a green rather than white Christmas.
“It was a day when temperatures stayed below freezing for most of us, with some struggling to get above -2°C.
“In the early hours, the coldest we recorded was -5°C, which was slightly above the previous night.
“The fog and low cloud blotted out any chance of the sun being able to raise temperatures and that also meant ice and snow showers were a factor for many.
“But the winds will shift to the south west and strengthen today, bringing in much warmer weather with temperatures above average.
“That looks set to stick with us for the rest of the month which means we should see a green rather than white Christmas.”
A parked car skidded on ice in Causeway Side, Linthwaite, and rolled into a house wall. No-one was hurt and there was no damage.
It was in Causeway Side last year that pedestrians resorted to crawling across the road on their hands and knees because of the ice.