A severe weather warning has been issued for the Huddersfield area.

Met Office forecasters have warned that sleet and snow are likely to hit the area later today and tonight.

And they said that could mean difficult conditions for drivers.

A Met Office spokesman said: “An area of rain, sleet and snow will come southeastwards into the area later on Thursday lasting into Friday morning.

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

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

The warning comes after Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens told of a band of snow sweeping into town later today.

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There were moderate snowfalls overnight with settled snow on the hills around Holme Moss this morning.

Kirklees Council gritting crews have been sent out this morning to cover all the priority routes.

And temperatures in the town have dropped below freezing overnight, with more cold and wet weather on the way for the Bank Holiday weekend.