She has travelled thousands of miles back and forth across the Atlantic in recent days.

But now Bertha could be calling into Huddersfield - and we’ll feel the effects of her visit.

The tropical storm that has been battering the Caribbean and had been upgraded to the second hurricane of the year has a chance of hitting England.

And Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens believes that much of the country could well be in its path.

Weather experts have changed their opinions over its likely route over the past few days, with some predicting it will pass to the south of the UK and others predicting an impact up to the north.

Mr Stevens is very much in the latter camp and believes that on Sunday, the town will get some stormy weather.

Remember when bad storms last hit Huddersfield? Look at this gallery of pictures from the storm in February, which caused chaos across the town.


Hurricane Bertha, which has now weakened in to an Atlantic storm, began life off the coast of Africa two weeks ago and travelled across the Atlantic on a tropical whirl.

It grew in force over the Caribbean and was designated a hurricane as it passed close to America’s east coast before setting off back across the Atlantic.

“I am sticking to my earlier prediction that we will feel its force,” said Mr Stevens, of Salendine Nook.

“I think early on Sunday we will see strong SE winds, gusting up to 30mph and some squally showers.

“The weather, which will be warm and muggy, will clear for a time but then the winds will strengthen later in the day and will come back with heavier rain, perhaps torrential at times, and strong enough gusts to bring down tree branches and the like.

“It will stay unsettled into next week but hopefully after that we should see a return to warm, dry weather for the rest of August”.