SODDEN Huddersfield is bracing itself for yet more rain.
And a weather expert revealed that we've had more rain so far this month than we can expect throughout a whole winter.
Paul Stevens (pictured) said 220mm of rain, or a little over 9in, fell in the first 20 days of the month - FOUR TIMES the normal August rainfall.
Meteorologist Mr Stevens, 37, who has a weather station at Salendine Nook, blamed global warming for extreme weather conditions this month.
He said the severity and extremes of weather including rainfall, temperature and storms could be accounted for by the phenomenon.
And he warned that more of the same could be expected by weather-watchers in the future.
"The frequency and severity of the conditions are the sort of events and patterns we would expect with global warming," said Mr Stevens.
"This month's weather typifies the sort of conditions we will have to get used to."
The Met Office said that today was expected to be the best of the weekend with sunshine forecast.
But more rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday and the week ahead, and the Bank Holiday weekend was not looking promising.
Mr Stevens said the 220mm of rain since the beginning of August was four times the normal August figure and equalled the entire figure for winter rainfall.
He also spoke about the "extraordinary" thunder and lightening which had affected Huddersfield over the past week.
"Five or six thunderstorms could be expected in an average year, but there have already been seven this month with two falling into the severe category.
"These are defined as when there are five strikes or more a minute."
The warmest night ever in England was also recorded last week at 19.2°C, logged last Sunday.
Torrential rain has brought flooding problems across the town and left householders and business counting the cost of damage running into many thousands of pounds.
The Environment Agency said its flood monitoring room was open and it was keeping a close eye on the situation.
A flood warning was in operation on the River Calder at Brierley Fields, Mytholmroyd.
The Agency said it would be keeping a careful watch on the situation, particularly in coming days, with more rainfall forecast.
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