Winter has not finished with us just yet!
That was the warning from Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens as April showers hit the town with the threat of sleet or snow on the hills.
Temperatures are likely to drop as low as 0°C at some points over the next few days and it is set to remain unsettled until the weekend.
That gloomy news comes after a bright and sunny weekend.
Snow in Penistone Road, Shepley last month
Mr Stevens said: “It will start to turn colder as NW winds begin to develop and that is still pretty much the trend this week.
“The milder days of the weekend and start to this week will be replaced by colder NW winds and the rest of the week remains rather chilly. There will be cold North West winds gusting 35-40mph so despite sunshine in-between the showers it will feel rather cold at times.
“The showers will be wintry in places especially in the heavier ones with cold air aloft that originated near to the Poles. Later in the week low pressure may push close to our north and with some heavy rain it could mean some snow on hills that could well lead to a significant upland fall for this time of year, before milder air pushes back for the weekend from south.
“The jetstream remains well to the south of the UK so expect it to become milder rather than warmer.”
He said Wednesday will be windy and cold with showers that will be heavy at time, squally with sleet and hail in the heavier ones and thunder with snow on hills that will give temporary cover over the tops at times.
Snow up Holme Moss in March
It will not get much above 7°c during today and through the evening showers will turn wintry to lower levels with a few isolated icy patches over hills, dropping as low as 2°c
Mr Stevens added: “Thursday will be cold and showery although the air not quite as cold so the showers will be less wintry with more sunshine in between the showers. The showers will still be heavy and thundery in places with hail in places.
“Friday will start off dry but cloud will thicken with rain spreading from the west through the morning becoming heavy through the afternoon at times with clearer and colder weather spreading east by late evening.
“Showers will follow on Friday night that will turn wintry with sleet and snow to quite low levels and perhaps sleet to the town centre. There will be a high of 7°c but it could drop as low as 0°c.
“Saturday will be cold and breezy with showers some wintry in places especially on the hills.”