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Coldest night of the year on way to Huddersfield

And there could be snow on higher ground later this week

Snow at Holme Moss

Huddersfield is set for the coldest night of the winter tonight.

Temperatures could plunge as low as minus 4° overnight in some areas.

And it’s likely that later this week, parts of the town could be hit by snow.

A weather front moving in late on Tuesday and through Wednesday could see hilly areas above 1,000 feet get several inches of snow, although most of the town will see it fall as heavy rain and sleet.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said; “The margins are very tight. If things go one way, we could see the hills and moors get up to a foot of snow but if they don’t, most of us will see sleet rather than snow.

“It is certainly a cold spell. Sunday night was the coldest of the winter so far, dropping as low as minus 2°, and it is going to be even colder tonight. Some low-lying areas will see it reach minus 4° and everywhere will be below freezing.

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“That could mean problems with icy patches on some roads, especially where water is still running off the fields.

“There is likely to be quite heavy rain falling in a 48-hour spell from Tuesday evening to Thursday and some could well fall as sleet or snow.

“Moorland roads over Holme Moss and Standedge could be badly hit”.

Kirklees Council are to grit all the main routes tonight.



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