ANOTHER inch of rain could hit Huddersfield today to send April into the record books.
Up to yesterday, 100mm of rain – or 3.9 inches – has fallen in the month.
And with heavy thundery showers forecast for today and up to the weekend, it is heading for the wettest April for decades.
Paul Stevens, the Salendine Nook weather expert, said it was certainly likely to be the coolest and wettest since 1991.
“The average rainfall for this month up to this point is about 65mm, but after Monday’s deluge we have already reached the 100mm mark.
“More torrential rain is likely today, perhaps as much as an inch, and looking ahead to the weekend, we can expect more heavy showers and cool winds.
“It is unlikely we will reach the record for the wettest-ever April, in 2000, in which some parts of England had 5.6inches of rain but it is certainly going to go down as a very wet and very cold month”.
Paul said temperatures so far this month had averaged only about 10 deg – some two degrees colder than the average.
And the low pressure which has stalled over the Pennines means the next few days will see more heavy showers, more strong winds and more low temperatures.
“It may be good news for the water stocks but it certainly isn’t for people who want to be out and about in spring,” Paul added.