More snow is on its way to Huddersfield next month.
And the town can expect some dry but bitterly cold nights before the white stuff returns, says Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens.
Temperatures could drop as low as -6°C in some upland areas on Monday night, says Paul, although it will get milder and wetter as we approach New Year’s Eve.
And while there will be some mild spells during the first week of January, there will be some storms and a good possibility of snow.
Paul, of Salendine Nook, said: “In the first half of January we’ll be getting some quite cold air from the north. So there will be short mild interludes then cold to very cold north to northwesterly winds and further snow falls are possible in January.”
While Huddersfield and the surrounding valleys experienced heavy snow showers on Boxing Day – the first proper snow since March 2012 – it wouldn’t have happened had temperatures been a fraction higher.
Paul said: “It was quite marginal. If it was half a degree more it would have rained.”
And Huddersfield itself escaped the heaviest snow.
Paul said: “Sheffield and Holme Moss got around 10cm to 15cm while Huddersfield town centre got 2cm.
“We had 7cm in Salendine Nook and the areas above Outlane got 10cm.”