GOOD news – the warm weather is set to last all weekend.
Here in Huddersfield temperatures are expected to remain in the low twenties centigrade at least until Wednesday.
Salendine Nook weatherman Paul Stevens confirmed it is set to stay dry and warm well into next week.
He said: “We’re not expecting anything exceptional for this time of year, I think the peak temperature has passed us when we almost hit 80°F (26°C) on Thursday.
“But it’s going to be very warm, about 70°F (24°C), with a light breeze – great barbecue weather.”
At Wembley, for Huddersfield Town’s League One play-off final against Sheffield United today, temperatures are also expected to peak at 70°F (24°C).
The Football League last night confirmed that the Terriers will be getting England’s home dressing room for the crunch season-ending match.
Staff at Bradley Bar’s Villa Farm Shop said the first sunny weekend in months had sent Huddersfield folk barbecue barmy.
Manager Yvonne Kershaw said: “Burgers, lamb koftas and kebabs have been flying off the shelves over the last couple of days.
“When the weather’s as nice as this people just want to get outside and have a barbecue.
“Our butcher can’t keep up with the demand so he’s having to work extra hours to make more produce.
“Our ice-cream fridge is also half empty, it’s been one of the best periods for sales in recent memory.”
While the rare prospect of some sunbathing may be too tempting to ignore, Paul Stevens has warned that people should be careful.
He added: “There is a cooling breeze that could deceive you.
“People should be aware that the sun is nearing its strongest at this time of year.
“It’s not about the temperature it’s to do with increasing radiation through the atmosphere as we’re only one month from the summer solstice – the point when the sun is at its nearest point to the earth.
“People with fair skin can burn in just 10 to 15 minutes.”
As for the week ahead, Paul said the weather looked relatively settled all the way to the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
He added: “It looks predominantly dry, but there is a possibility of showers.
“It’s cooling slightly, with temperatures down to around 60°F (15°C) and it will be much cooler at nights.”