More sleet and snow for Huddersfield

MORE sleet and snow is likely to hit Huddersfield today.

MORE sleet and snow is likely to hit Huddersfield today.

Several areas saw snow showers throughout yesterday and more were predicted for today and overnight.

But it was likely that the snow would be settling only on high ground, on the hills and moors.

Drivers were also warned to expect difficult driving conditions today and tomorrow, with freezing temperatures adding to the problems.

The picture in Huddersfield was mirrored across other parts of Britain, especially the north and Scotland.

Temperatures plunged below zero in many areas and more cold conditions can be expected over the next week as Britain continues to feel the chill.

A temperature of minus 8.7C (17F) was recorded at Benson in Oxfordshire, early yesterday while the lowest anywhere was at Braemar in Aberdeenshire, at minus 12.9C (9F).

In Huddersfield, temperatures did dip below freezing but Salendine Nook weather expert Paul Stevens said it had felt very cold with strong SW winds, reaching up to 50mph at times.

“Tomorrow will see the rain, sleet and snow move away but there will be very strong NE winds so again it will feel very cold.

“This is an active low pressure and on Saturday after a cold and bright start with icy patches, there could be the odd shower later in the day.

“Sunday will be the reverse with cloud in the morning but getting brighter later in the day.

“We can expect it to be bitterly cold next week, with easterly winds bringing more cold air from Scandinavia and snow for the east.”

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