People hoping to make the most of the bank holiday weekend could be facing snow.

Sunday heralds the start of May but temperatures heading up to then will stay in the single figures for most of the country and could dip below freezing in some parts overnight into Saturday driven down by cold air coming from the Arctic.

And with bookies offering odds of just 4-6 on that there will be snow on Bank Holiday Monday, the odds are on chilly holiday for many of us.

Up to six inches (15cm) of snow is predicted to fall over higher ground in the North West and southern and eastern Scotland on Friday, with less at lower altitudes, prompting weather warnings from the Met Office which also extend to Yorkshire.

Gritting crews were out again in Huddersfield as winter refused to back away.

Hailstones settle in Paul Stevens' garden at Salendine Nook. They are so dry they look like polystyrene

Kirklees Council carried out a full grit on all the priority routes from 5am on Thursday as temperatures dipped below freezing again and continue to monitor many roads.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has warned of more snow overnight - and more snow and sleet coming into town as we head into May.

Mr Stevens recorded a temperature of minus 1°C during the night as many parts of the town were hit by sleet and snow.

“That’s one of the coldest nights in late April for a long, long time,” he said.

“And there is no sign of winter letting up.”

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The Met Office severe weather warning could mean difficult conditions for drivers.

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain, sleet and snow will come southeastwards into the area up until Friday morning.

“Accumulations of snow of up to 5-10 cm are likely above 200-300 m with locally 2-4 cm to around 100m.

April snow leads to hazardous driving conditions on Halifax Road at Scapegoat Hill

“Please be aware of the risk of difficult driving conditions and disruption to transport.”

MR Stevens said: “We are not talking about the levels of 1981 when we got an astonishing 18 inches of snow in late April but it will be there for many of us.

“Friday will stay cold and wet, with again showers of rain, sleet and snow, and although Saturday is a bit better, with slightly milder temperatures, more rain and sleet is on the way for Sunday and Monday.

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“There is no sign yet we are rid of winter.”

Punters are backing the chance of snow arriving over the Bank Holiday weekend, with bookmaker Coral offering odds-on at 4-6 following a flurry of bets in recent days.

The company has odds of 2-1 that it will snow in London, while it is 6-4 that the record low of minus 9.4C (15F) for May will be broken next month, spokesman John Hill said.

Mr Stevens said: “It’s certainly likely they will be paying out.

“Snow in May is not that unusual and if they are looking at the whole of the UK, it is very likely that we and other areas will see some sleet or snow.”