Protesters fighting to save Huddersfield’s A&E might get hot under the collar as they vent their fury against the closure plans at the rally on Saturday.

But they will need to be well wrapped up, as the weather is expected to be bitterly cold, with the possibility of wintry showers.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said temperatures will struggle to get above four degrees in the centre of Huddersfield where the rally will take place on Saturday lunchtime, and a stiff breeze will make it feel even colder.

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“It will be cold, probably three or four degrees, with a bit of a breeze blowing. It will generally be mostly dry but there is the chance of the odd wintry flurry in the wind.”

He said the cold weather is likely to remain for the next few days, and by the middle of next week there is the chance of snow.

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“Sunday is likely to be dry and cold, and there is the chance of rain and wintry showers on Monday.

“Later in the week there is the chance of some significant snowfall. It looks like the start of March will be cold with changeable weather which could well result in snow especially on higher ground.”