FORECASTERS are still undecided as to whether Huddersfield will have a white Christmas this year.
They say there is a small chance of a wintry shower later in the day on December 25.
But Boxing Day looks most likely to provide widespread and heavier snow showers.
Salendine Nook meteorologist Paul Stevens said : "Even at this stage things are still on a knife edge."
He added that Christmas Day would start dry after a frosty start and would feel colder as the day went along, with temperatures around 3°C.
"Later in the day there is a small chance of snow, say 10% to 15% and the odd chance of a wintry shower.
"From Boxing Day onwards, bitterly cold winds will develop, bringing the threat of more widespread and heavier snow showers," he said.
Paul advised people to wrap-up warmly and stay tuned into the weather forecast.
He said the remainder of this week would see quiet conditions with frost through the night.
Christmas Eve will be fine and dry with temperatures of 4° C to 5° C, ideal for last minute Christmas shopping.
The Met Office are equally guarded.
A spokesman said: "Christmas Day last year was `white', with a dusting of snow later on in the day.
"The likelihood of snow falling depends on many factors, principally latitude and height above sea level.
"Not all of us can live in the highlands of Scotland and falls of sleet or snow over low-lying areas is usually confined to between November and April.
"However, there have been isolated falls as late as June. Even if falls in December are possible, there is no guarantee that snow will 'stick'.
"On days snow is falling, the temperature of the air above the ground sometimes remains above freezing point - so the snow does not lie for long.
"Christmas 2004 was a `white' one. This year we are working with interested parties and will be able to categorically state whether it has been a `white Christmas' at centres in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, London and Manchester."