What a difference a year makes!
People in Huddersfield have enjoyed warm, sunny dry days in the run-up to this Easter weekend, even though there may some cloud and rain on the horizon.
But Easter 2013 was a totally different story with the town blanketed by some of the worst snow for years.
Some 14inches of snow fell in the run-up to last Easter and it remained on the ground for days - often with drifts several feet deep.
There seems no chance of a repeat this year although as Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said, snow in April is not uncommon.
“It’s far more usual to have snowfalls in April than it is in November, which is when people associate the start of winter.
“This time last year, of course, Easter was a good deal earlier and those weeks make a big difference in terms of meteorology.
“We got 14 inches of snow in the last week of March and that was blown in on bitter easterly winds from Siberia in the coldest March on record in Huddersfield.
“By the time Easter arrived the roads had been cleared but there was still several inches of snow on the fields and in some places, there were still drifts several feet deep”.
This year the holiday weekend looks set to be a mix of sunshine, cloud and showers.
But days of sunshine have brought spectacular displays of flowers and blooms throughout the area, with the first bluebells of the year making their appearance.
And many trees are covered with stunning pink and white blossom.
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