HUDDERSFIELD weather expert Paul Stevens has warned of snow and ice over the holiday.
His forecast is:
Today: Colder air will sweep south across Huddersfield during the day with showers turning to snow at first over the Pennines during the afternoon. As the cold air digs in during Christmas Eve night, snow showers may affect most parts of Huddersfield. Icy roads will be an additional hazard.
Christmas Day: It will be a very cold Christmas Day with strong north-west winds. There remains a high possibility of a few heavy snow showers, but with good sunny spells in between. 2 to 3cm is likely across Huddersfield in general. Temperatures will struggle to get above freezing and will stay below freezing on the hills
As the wind will be north- west, substantial falls will be restricted at this stage to the south west parts of Kirklees. The further north-east in Kirklees, the lighter the snowfalls are more likely to be.
Boxing Day: There may be a few snow showers in the morning, but these should quickly die away, followed by a very cold but dry afternoon. Temperatures will be around freezing once again.