Kirklees gritters prepare for winter blast as Met Office issues weather warning

Gritters in Kirklees are preparing for another icy blast with wintry showers forecast and temperatures set to plummet.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 4:20 pm

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice from 4pm today (Tuesday) until 11am tomorrow morning.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Wintry showers are likely to persist on Tuesday night, and as ground temperatures fall below freezing, ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces.

"Some wet snow may fall to low levels at times well inland but any settling will mostly be confined to high ground. 2-5 cm snow is likely above 250 metres, and perhaps up to 10 cm in a few places above 400 metres over the north Pennines."

Gritters preparing for another winter blast

The weather forecast

This evening and tonight: Bitterly cold with showers continuing through the night, especially for coastal parts. Showers turning wintry over hills with a risk of snow. Clear spells between showers brings a risk of frost and ice. Northeasterly winds easing. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Wednesday: A mostly cloudy start with showers continuing from the North Sea, these occasionally wintry, mainly over hills. Fewer showers later in the day, with clearer skies and winds easing further. Maximum temperature 4 °C.