WHATEVER happened to summer?
That was the cry as Huddersfield was again subjected to rain and grey skies.
And the forecast is not any better. The rest of August looks set to continue with further unsettled weather, say forecasters.
Rain, showers and blustery winds will fail to bring respite for summer sun-seekers or day trippers over the next few days.
It all adds up to a soggy summer.
Met Office forecasters are predicting more showers across the town this week with today and Friday having the best chance of some sunshine.
But even then the highest temperatures look set to be only 18-19°C.
The weekend also looks set to be disappointing with more showers and temperatures of about 17°C.
Flood alerts were in force in ten areas of the country following heavy rain over the last few days.
The Environment Agency issued warnings involving four rivers in Wales, three in south-west England, two in the Thames region and one in the north-east.
A band of heavy rain which passed over the country this week, intensifying as it moved north and east, meant some areas were deluged with half a month’s worth of rain in a day.
Met Office Chief Forecaster Richard Young said: “Unfortunately, the poor summer weather shows no sign of letting up over the next few days.
“As well as more rain or showers, we have also had strong winds.
“More rain or showers are forecast over many other parts of the country, including central and eastern parts of Scotland, which have already recorded high rainfall totals and seen local flooding.
“Looking ahead, Friday is expected to be a drier day for many areas but with more cloud and rain pushing in from the Atlantic during the weekend.”
The torrential rain of this week came after months of wet weather.
Weather watchers have already June was Huddersfield’s wettest June in nine years.
But there were some with reason to smile.
Yorkshire Water staff have watched as their network of Pennine reservoirs have filled up in the deluge, leaving them with excellent water stocks.