MORE unsettled weather could be on the way as the inquest into last week's atrocious weather continues.
While last Thursday's flash floods vanished as quickly as they arrived, the aftermath will take far longer to deal with.
But Kirklees Council officials believe they have learned a lot from the freak weather which struck Huddersfield on Monday and Thursday.
In Birkby, floods an estimated 8ft deep swamped Norman Park.
One onlooker described the amazing scene as looking like the sea front at Whitby.
During a tour of his Greenhead ward, Clr Mehboob Khan discovered just how scared people were of the powerful deluge wrecking homes, roads and cars.
Many cellars in Blacker Road were flooded to depths of five feet.
"It was absolutely shocking to see that Norman Park and Jack Hill play area had filled up like a lake," said Clr Khan.
At one point Grimescar Road became a virtual river.
"People were really frightened because they had never experienced anything like it," he commented.
He said emergency workers now had a better idea of how to cope with any future floods - particularly where to site sandbags.
Yesterday, sandbags remained in place in Milnsbridge as a reminder of the five-foot-high water levels that affected some riverside homes.
Residents at Bridge Croft were worst hit on Thursday evening.
Bill and Maureen Row saw their carpets and furniture ruined after flood waters reached depths of a foot.
"It was bit scary because it happened so fast," said 64-year-old Maureen.
"We were in a torrential river!"
"There was nothing you could do," added Bill, 74. "They said it was a once-in-a-lifetime storm, but it happened twice last week."
The Rows have lived at Bridge Croft for just over 10 years. Floods affected two nearby homes last year.
The deluge has left them with a repair bill of thousands of pounds. Thankfully, they are fully insured.
In three hours on Thursday, 37.4mm of rain fell in the town. Drains and culverts simply could not cope with the volume of water.
Unsettled weather with yet more rainfall will dominate the UK over the next couple of weeks.
The remnants of tropical storm Bonnie are set to lash the UK this week. Weather warnings were released today by the Met Office for Scotland - and more could be on the way as the UK's unsettled spell is given more force by the storm.
Forecasters predict some of the worst weather for midweek, with wind and a band of rain moving northwards.
Then, most of England looks set to continue with generally settled conditions in the first half of September.
All areas will be warmer than average, particularly through the night.