Temperatures dropped below freezing in Huddersfield for the first time this winter.

And Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says the cold spell will also bring sleet and snow.

The temperature on Sunday night dropped to minus 0.3°c, with frost and ice on the roads.

Mr Stevens said the cold spell will last five to seven days perhaps a little longer, with snow.

He said: “Tuesday will start rather cold with gusty North West winds in the morning and wintry showers with sunny spells. Snow above 1200 feet may give 1-2cm in places here but snow will fall in heavier showers at times to lower levels, with temperatures no higher than 4°c 39°f. Tuesday night will be rather cloudy with a few clear spells and a scattering of sleet and snow showers which lead to a coating at any level through the night.

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“Wednesday will start off dry with a few icy patches but early sunshine will give way to cloud with rain and sleet spreading from the west during the afternoon. This will turn to snow through the evening and overnight Wednesday. with 2-5cm possible on hills above 700 feet and coatings lower down.

“Thursday will see any rain sleet and snow clear away to the east followed by sunny spells and a few sleet and showers, some of them heavy”.