THERE is more rain on the way to Huddersfield this week.
That was the gloomy forecast from weather expert Paul Stevens as the town mopped up after a weekend deluge.
Outbreaks of rain are expected to return by Wednesday with heavier showers on Thursday.
Almost one month’s rain fell in just 24 hours last Friday, with Huddersfield getting 54.2mm, or almost two inches of rain. The average for a normal June is 60mm.
That downpour, plus more on Saturday, pushed the total for the month to date to 166mm – very close to the record of 192mm for June, recorded back in 1982.
Mr Stevens said: “We got a brighter day yesterday for the Olympic Torch relay but looking ahead to the rest of this week we will be getting more heavy showers.
“It will be warmer, so it will feel better, but it is still very unsettled”.
Britain was braced for further flooding as forecasters suggested this June would be one of the wettest in the last 100 years.
More rain fell overnight across most of the country, adding to the deluges which have swamped northern counties and Scotland and forced families to flee their homes.
Further showers and possible thunderstorms are expected to hit many areas, with the heaviest downpours in Scotland and northern and eastern England.
The Environment Agency has issued 23 flood warnings and 65 alerts – of which 20 are in the South West .