AN amazing 26 days escaped rain in Huddersfield last month, figures have revealed.
It was the driest August since the town's university began its records in 1990.
One of the highest temperatures in the 13-year period was also recorded - a sweltering 33.5°C (92.3°F) on the 9th.
The average for the month was 17.9°C (64.2°F), making it the warmest August since 1997.
University weatherwatchers said the coldest day was the 29th when it averaged 12.7°C (54.8°F).
A total of only 0.48in (12.2mm) of rain fell during the month, compared to the August average of 2.3in (58.9mm).
It made August the fourth driest month since the university's measurements began.
The two driest spells each lasted nine days, falling between the 1st and 9th and the 12th and 20th.
The wettest day was the 10th with 0.23in (5.8mm) of rain.
Windspeed averaged 2.3mph (3.71km). The normal is 2.85mph (4.6km).
The highest gust was 5.6mph (9kph) on the 21st.