LATEST NEWS: Weather warning for snow in the city and district ramped up to more severe level

HEAVY snow is expected in Bradford tomorrow morning as a weather warning comes into place.

The Met Office issued a yellow alert for snow on Monday, warning people that a "period of snowfall" cause disruption on Thursday and into Friday morning.

It is currently in place for 24 hours, from 6am tomorrow to the same time on Friday and covers most of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Cumbria, the north-east, and the north of Wales. 

This has now been ramped up to a more severe amber level for most of the Bradford district.

The Met Office's weather forecast shows it will be relatively dry up until 11am on Thursday when there is an 80 per cent chance of heavy snow.

This increases to 90 per cent at midday for four hours, before the likelihood of snow becomes even greater, climbing to at least 95 per cent chance at 4pm.

It drops back to 90 per cent again at 5pm and remains that way until 9pm when sleet is forecast for the rest of the evening and the chance of precipitation drops significantly to 60 per cent.

The temperature is not set to climb above a chilly one degree Celsius for pretty much the whole day - fluctuating between that figure and zero degrees - but is due to increase to 2°C at 11pm.

Moving into Friday, sleet is forecasted to continue until the yellow weather warning ends at 6am. 

The chance of this starts at 60 per cent at midnight and then moves to 70 per cent for three hours from 3am.