Blustery and wintry weather will sweep across Huddersfield later this week, bringing fears of disruption and travel chaos.

The Met Office has issued warnings for snow, ice and wind, and Huddersfield forecaster Paul Stevens said the area could be hit by by gales of up to 70mph and blizzards on the hills.

It will also feel bitterly cold for much of the week, with temperatures dropping below freezing at night.

Mr Stevens said: “We are for a rough couple of days.

“We had icy conditions today and that will be repeated on Tuesday morning, before the winds start to pick up.

“It will be blustery on Tuesday but mainly dry but on Wednesday we will see the Atlantic depression sweep in, bringing much stronger winds and heavy showers.

“Some of those winds could reach as strong as 70mph on exposed areas, which could mean some problems for drivers on roads like the M62 and the trans-Pennine routes over the moors.

“The showers are also likely to fall as sleet and snow on the high ground and that could lead to falls of up to 10cm on the hills above Huddersfield.

See below for pictures from the snows in March 2013.


“Even in the town centre we may get a couple of centimetres of snow.

“Thursday and Friday will be also very unsettled, with again some storm-force winds very possible”.

The Met Office is telling people in North Wales, Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to expect severe gales with gusts of around 70 mph and frequent wintry showers.