Updated: Be prepared for snow on Sunday and Monday and later in the week, warns the Met Office

Fresh snowfall in Barkisland.
Fresh snowfall in Barkisland.

The Met Office has issued a warning of snow for the entire West Yorkshire region.

The “yellow warning” means that residents should be aware of the possibility of snow falling during the day time today (Sunday) and tonight, going in to Monday morning.

A spokesperson said: “Snow showers will affect eastern and northern parts of Scotland, northern England and the northeast Midlands during Sunday and overnight into Monday, although only temporary accumulations of snow are likely during daylight hours on road surfaces.

“Accumulations of snow will be very variable during Sunday night, as the showers are expected to become aligned into bands, with some places seeing 2 to 5cm of snow and possibly as much as 10cm over east facing slopes by Monday morning.

“Lying snow will drift in the fresh to strong north-easterly winds

“The public should be aware of the risk of localised disruption to travel.”

Calderdale Council has responded to the news and is monitoring the conditions ready to grit the area’s major roads this afternoon.

A spokesperson said: “(There is a) risk of snow showers this evening on high ground and east facing slopes. Roads to be treated late this afternoon with further action as / when required.”

Already, snow has fallen on high ground, but as of yet major roads remain unaffected.

The Met Office has now also issued a snow warning for Wednesday, Mrach 13, and Thursday, March 14.

A spokesperson said: “Snow showers will affect parts of the eastern side of England from early Wednesday through until Thursday afternoon. Accumulations of snow will be rather variable at lower levels and often temporary in nature on roads during daylight hours.

“Meanwhile, over higher ground accumulations will be higher with locally several centimetres of snow possible.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, especially to travel.”