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Flood threats set to continue to mid-January says weatherman Paul Stevens

But normal winter conditions are due to return as tropical weather subsides

High winds replaced the floods as the biggest danger to people.

Huddersfield weather expert Paul Stevens revealed that gusts of possibly up to 70mph swept through the area on Tuesday night into yesterday morning.

Winds up to 65mph had hit medium-high land like on Emley Moor and on higher ground such as Holme Moss the speed could have approached 70mph.

But Paul thinks more rain is on the way.

“I’m expecting unsettled weather well into 2016 and there’s a potential for two weeks into January for heavy rainfall,” he said. “We’ve had half a year’s rainfall in just two months and as the ground’s so saturated rivers can bank extremely quickly.

“It will also take months for water to clear out of the ground, especially as we’ve had more rain in December than in November, with 207mm recorded up to 9am yesterday morning.

“The jet stream is sinking in response to lower temperatures, so this will eventually return temperatures to those normal for this time of year of in between 7°C and 8°C (about 44°F).



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