They are the words we have been waiting to hear for six long, miserable months.

Huddersfield is set for seven to 10 days of dry and settled weather.

And that will come as a massive relief to those who have suffered in the worst flooding for many years, brought about by the wettest winter for a long, long time.

Torrential rain has been the order of the day through December and January, leading to horrendous flooding, but at last it seems things are settling down.

Spring bulbs on Bradford Road, Fartown.

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens hinted that we could see some very pleasant weather with warm sunshine at times.

“The high pressure looks set to more or less dominate the next 7 to 10 days in the lead up to Easter with some sunshine by day and frosts by night.

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“It will be very different to any weather type we’ve had since last October since low pressure and a strong trans-Atlantic thermal gradient has driven many low pressures across the UK.

“For Kirklees and Calderdale we are not directly under the large developing high pressure system and fronts will occasional drift into the region from the north-west.

“Friday will be mostly dry with a cloudy cold start with frost in places then cloud and mist will lift to lead if we are lucky to some spells of sunshine that will feel rather pleasant almost spring like in light winds.

“The temperatures are likely to reach about 8°c.

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“The weekend will be mostly dry with rather a lot of cloud at times and just the odd patch of drizzle here and there and some patches of early morning frost.

Spring bulbs on Bradford Road, Fartown.

“Later in the weekend it should brighten from the SE as drier and colder air moves in from the continent.”

Furher ahead , the best sunshine should be across England and Wales by the early part of next week. Monday will continue settled and dry with long periods of sunshine expected for many areas, once any early mist or fog patches clear.