The start of autumn could bring a brief heatwave to Huddersfield.

Temperatures which dipped into single figures at the weekend are set to soar again today and tomorrow.

And Huddersfield weather expert Paul Stevens predicts that they could rise as high as 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees F).

That news follows confirmation that the summer of 2013 was the best since 2006.

Over the three months of June, July and August, temperatures in Huddersfield averaged about 0.7 degrees above the norm.

Paul said: “The thing people will remember about the summer was the heatwave which lasted through much of July.

 

June and August were about average but in general it was a warm summer.

“It was also very dry. We would normally expect something like 200mm of rain over the summer and this year we had just 108mm, so it was very dry.

“It dropped fairly chilly over the weekend, with temperatures down as low as 7 degrees but I now expect it to warm up. We have high pressure over us at the moment and that should see temperatures rise today and tomorrow.

“By the weekend, though, it will have started to cool down and we could also see some rain sweeping in to cool things down even more.”