MORE snowfalls are on the way to Huddersfield.
But it’s likely they will only cause problems on the hills, with falls of up to 3cm.
And local weather expert Paul Stevens is predicting only occasional wintry showers for Christmas – dashing hopes of a proper “white Christmas”.
Mr Stevens’ forecast came after much of Huddersfield was blanketed by a snowfall early yesterday, which did cause problems on some roads.
Kirklees Council had carried out a full grit of all the main routes on Wednesday evening and had vehicles out throughout yesterday.
The snow saw falls of 3cm in parts of Huddersfield but temperatures did not drop below freezing, staying at 0.5°C.
Mr Stevens, of Salendine Nook, said: “The snow early yesterday was down to low pressure passing across the area.
“Over the next few days it will get a little colder as we head through the weekend and there will be snow flurries, but only on the high ground.
“The problems will come as night temperatures drop to as low as -3° C which could mean that the snow and rain will freeze and turn to ice on some roads.
“After a milder weekend, ideal for the Christmas shoppers, we head into a period of milder weather up to Christmas itself.
“As for Christmas Day, I think we could have some colder weather moving in and bringing some wintry showers, but nothing to get excited about.”
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “There were scattered showers which crossed the Pennines, bringing snow on higher ground and a risk of ice.
“Gritting teams carried out a full grit of all the priority routes.”
The rest of Britain will continue to shiver in icy conditions with high winds and more snow forecast for parts of the country, forecasters said.
Winds of up to 60 miles per hour are due to hit the south coast with snow set to move into Wales, the Midlands and possibly south east England later today..
Up to eight centimetres of snow could fall over high ground in Shropshire, mid Wales and parts of the West Midlands as heavy rain brought by a low pressure system turns to snow in the early hours..
Up to a centimetre of snow could fall by dawn over parts of south east England.
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