When will it snow in Leeds? - This is the first day in December when forecasters are predicting the weather for the city

It is the question on the lips of many residents across Leeds this December.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Sunday, 8th December 2019, 10:40 am

When is it expected to snow?

According to weather site AccuWeather, the evening of December 14 is the earliest snow is forecast for the city.

The forecasters believe the temperature in Leeds will fall to below freezing in the early evening, with a chance of snow and sleet.

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Snow in Leeds 2018

The full forecast for the evening states: "Mostly cloudy with a touch of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain late."

Leeds City Council gritters are on standby for any snowfall, with 24 vehicles ready to go.

On the council website it states: "From October to March we aim to keep the most important roads and some major pedestrian areas in Leeds safe and as free as possible from wintry hazards.

"The salt spreading routes include all the main roads, most other busy roads, most bus routes as well as access to hospitals and emergency services. These are always salted when ice or snow is forecast and get priority attention during prolonged wintry weather.

"Once we have treated these roads then we will begin to treat other roads. We aim to salt footpaths and paved areas if there is snow or frost over a longer period.

"When snow is about 25mm or 1 inch it is deep enough to plough."

On December 19, snow is also set to fall during the day as temperatures decrease towards Christmas Day.