Huddersfield is set to enjoy a week of dry, warm and sunny weather.

Local weather expert Paul Stevens said high pressure was set to remain in place for several days, bringing temperatures in the sun of up to 21° Celsius (70°F).

And the good weather could well last into the early part of Autumn, with only occasional spells of rain.

The weekend saw heavy rain on Saturday replaced by warm sunshine on Sunday and that better weather looks set to stay with us.

The blue skies of Sunday provided a stunning backdrop for the two Lancaster bombers which flew over the Holmfirth 1940s weekend and on across Huddersfield.

See reader pictures of the planes in flight below.

 

Mr Stevens, of Salendine Nook, said: “It felt warm on Sunday and today in the sunshine, although temperatures actually only reached 15.8° Celsius, which is normal for the time of year.

“The good news is that it looks as though we can expect the same for perhaps the next seven to 10 days and there is no real prospect of any noticeable rain until next weekend.

“It did drop colder on Sunday evening, with an Arctic chill bringing temperatures down to 7° Celsius, the lowest since May.

Weatherman Paul Stevens of Salendine Nook
Weatherman Paul Stevens of Salendine Nook
 

“We can look ahead to dry days for the rest of the week and if the sun does get out early in the morning and we lose the cloud cover, temperatures should rise and we could see them reach 20° or 21°. If the cloud cover persists it may stay a few degrees below that but should still be dry.

“That’s very good news after a cooler and wetter August, which has seen some trees already start to shed their leaves.

“We are heading towards the Autumn equinox on September 21 but it looks as though this month could well be drier and warmer than average. We have had only 8mm of rain so far this month.

“Looking further ahead, it seems we may well have a period of ‘blocked’ high pressure which will mean the dry spell could continue for a much longer period.”