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Is Spring about to burst into life in Huddersfield?

Continental air set to bring warmer weather to town

Spring could finally be set to hit Huddersfield.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens has forecast a much warmer weekend with air from the Continent swepping in.

And although there may be one or two heavy showers, it will certainly feel much warmer than in recent days.

This week saw sleet and snow on the hills around the town as temperatures dropped to little over 1°C, well below the normal for this time of year.

Paul Stevens, Examiner weather man.

But Mr Stevens expects weekend temperatures to get possibly as high as 15°C, just short of the 60°F mark.

The Salendine Nook forecaster, who recorded sleet and hail in town on Wednesday, said: “Things are about to change.

“We had some sleet and hail in very cold temperatures, but although the air aloft remains cold we have a band of high pressure building up which should bring improved conditions.

“It will bring warm air from the Continent over much of the UK and temperatures will rise.

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“Friday will start off fairly cloudy but as the sun breaks through and starts to warm up, we could be looking at temperatures into double figures, which is just about where it should be at this time of year.

“It wil stay mainly dry and the warm air will carry over into the weekend.

“Saturday will again start off cloudy but as we head through the day it will really start to feel quite Spring-like and we could get temperatures up to 14° or 15°C.

“There will be a band of showers heading over on Saturday night and into Sunday but again the sun will break through and as it warms up later in the day there’s a chance of again temperatures of up to 13° or 14°C.”

A longer-range forecast by the Met Office for the Huddersfield area is for the weather to remain mostly dry and mild up until the middle of next week, with the chance of some showers on Monday.

Temperatures should remain in double figures during the days.



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