NOVEMBER'S warm dry weather has fuelled fears that drought could be on the way.
Huddersfield experienced the second- warmest November since records began, say weather-watchers.
And only a few really wet months will stem falling water levels in the region's reservoirs.
"Once again Huddersfield has experienced a warm dry month sending fears of drought if more rain doesn't fall in the coming months," said Julie Walker from the University of Huddersfield's School of Applied Sciences.
Total rainfall of 45.8mm was recorded throughout the month, compared to the usual average of 71.1mm.
The wettest day of the month fell on Friday 14 with 9.8mm of rainfall, 21.4% of the monthly total.
Despite the lack of rain, just seven days remained entirely dry, with the most arid spell falling between Tuesday 4 and Friday 7 inclusive.
Mean temperatures hit 8.5°C compared to 7.6°C.
The warmest day of the month fell on Tuesday 18 with an average of 13.4°C.
The highest recorded temperature reached 15.4°C on Thursday 6.
Sunday 23 was the coldest day of the month, enjoying an average temperature of just 1°C. The lowest minimum temperature of -2.4°C was recorded the same day.
Three days in November saw the mercury plunge below zero.
The prevailing wind direction for the month was southwest.