It might feel like spring has sprung with Huddersfield basking in temperatures of more than 13C.
But make the most of it, because the storms which have battered America will be sweeping across the UK in the next few days.
On Sunday the temperature reached 13.6C in Huddersfield town centre, more than double the average for late January.
But from Tuesday, the storms which have brought record snowfalls to parts of America will begin to arrive over the UK, and things will turn very wet and windy.
Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens said: “It will still be fairly mild at first, but the main feature will be the strong winds and heavy rain.
“There will be gusts of 70mph or so over the hills, and this will last into Wednesday.
“By the time we reach Wednesday there is the spectre of some local flooding again. It will then ease off but by the time we get to Friday the winds will increase again and there will be persistent and heavy rain.
“At the moment it doesn’t look like being as bad as Boxing Day but it will be very unsettled and wet and occasionally stormy.”
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering most of Wales, north west England and Scotland.
Mr Stevens said the longer term trend is for the possibility of some colder weather moving in from next week.
It make a huge change to the incredibly mild weather of recent days which have seen exceptional temperatures for late January.
But Mr Stevens said the high of 13.6 for Huddersfield is still some way off the record, with temperatures of almost 15 degrees in January in the late 1950s.
In contrast, the storms which are heading our way have brought dreadful conditions to parts of the US.
Hurricane-force winds battered towns and cities and the National Weather Service reported that the 26.6 inches of snow that fell in Central Park on Saturday was a one-day record for New York City, and there were reports that at least 18 people died in the storms.
Among those affected was a former Huddersfield student who started a new life in New York a week ago. Former Greenhead College student Joe Cooke, 25, is now a media executive for American news channel NBC and flew out to New York last week to take up the job.
But a couple of days before he was due to start, the Big Apple went into lockdown as blizzards swept the east coast and Joe, who was brought up in Mirfield and studied at Oxford University, described it as “Snowmageddon”.