What a difference a year makes.

Holmfirth was treated to blue skies and sunshine today, 12 months on since the area was blanketed in heavy snowfall.

Up to 15cm fell across Huddersfield exactly a year ago, causing fun for some and chaos for others.

A total of 70 schools were closed due to the bad weather and for many many the icy roads proved dangerous, causing several crashes on the day.

The most serious was in Linthwaite where a 38-year-old pedestrian involved in an accident with a Volkswagen Tiguan was taken to Leeds General Infirmary suffering from facial injuries and a broken arm.

Three buses were involved in collisions but no-one was injured.

Snow in Bolster Moor, January 2015

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Cars were abandoned, there were accidents on the M62 and a HGV blocked Greenfield Road in Holmfirth for an hour after it jacknifed.

But the recent calm and clear weather may not last long as the UK gets ready for Storm Gertrude which rolls into the UK tomorrow.

Snow in January 2016

Huddersfield looks set for stormy weather with heavy rain and gale force winds of up to 50mph.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for strong winds across West Yorkshire.

The strongest gusts — up to 90mph — are expected in the far north of Scotland.

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Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens said: “Friday is another very windy day but early gales, perhaps severe, will moderate through the morning, so gusts more in the order of 45mph-50mph through the day.”

Huddersfield's bright skies today

He said the storm force gusts will continue “over the next five to seven days, with colder interludes bringing some snow to hills in particular and squally wintry showers elsewhere.”

Anyone wanting to get outside this weekend may find better weather conditions on Sunday, billed by Mr Stevens as “a quiet day ahead of the next storm system ready to move in.”

He predicted it will come from the south west later that night and will persist into the next working week.