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Wintry chill set to hit Huddersfield for Easter

Return to colder, wetter weather after prolonged dry settled spell

Easter is likely to see a return to much colder and wetter weather for Huddersfield.

The prolonged dry, sunny and settled spell we are enjoying at the moment is likely to break by next week.

And Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens is predicting some cold nights, some chilly days and the chance of sleet or snow on high ground as low pressure brings the return of the rain.

But it’s not going to mean a repeat of the Easter weather of 2013, which saw unprecedented snowfalls in Huddersfield.

Snow fell on Huddersfield for 45 hours solid towards the end of March, with wind whipping it into drifts of up to 20ft over the hills.

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He described those snowstorms as a “once in a generation event” – the worst snowfall in Huddersfield since 1978-79.

But this year is not going to see a repeat, with the white stuff limited to a little sleet or snow on the moors and hills.

Over the next few days it remains mostly dry and settled with high pressure gradually drifting to the west or north west during next week as we head towards Easter with colder Northerly winds developing for the Easter weekend.

Mr Stevens said: “Friday will be similar to today. with sunny spells and cloud, and the chance of temperatures hitting about 9°C.

Crosland Road, Lindley Moor, blocked by snowdrifts in March 2013.

“Saturday and Sunday will be settled and dry with more cloud on Saturday than Sunday, and with frost more likely on Saturday night than Friday and again through Sunday night. The highs will be less than they have been so it will feel chillier.

“It’s likely to remain pretty settled until the middle of next week but then we will see a change, as the high pressure moves off to the west and low pressure brings the winds from the north.

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“As we head towards the Easter weekend, it will start to feel a lot colder and we will see the winds bringing in rain, possibly falling as sleet or snow on high ground.

“That looks the picture for the Easter weekend, with more fronts coming in bringing rain and cold air.

“But you have to remember that Easter is early this year and we are not going to see a repeat of 2013, when we had heavy snowfall towards the end of March.”



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