MAKE the most of the sunny weather this weekend – because it won’t last.
Salendine Nook meteorologist Paul Stevens says the clouds will return on Sunday and we’ll see more wintry weather by the end of next week.
Temperatures reached a 13.5°C high in Huddersfield town centre on Wednesday – around 5°C above normal for the time of year.
The high pressure will continue until tomorrow, but Mr Stevens has predicted winds coming in from the east towards the end of the weekend will bring clouds and wintry showers with them.
He said: “The high pressure is still in control throughout Friday and into Saturday which has led to this really mild weather we’ve seen this week.
“But I’m sorry to say that over the weekend it’s going to start to change.
“The daffodils may be out and looking great, but they’re not going to stay out.
“My advice is that this weekend is the perfect time to finish those jobs you’ve started in the gardens or outdoors because the next ten days won’t be as nice.”
Mr Stevens says that as we move into the early part of next week, the rain and cloudy weather will return.
By next weekend the usual wintry weather may even lead to a few snow showers on the top of the hills.
He added: “Looking ahead we’re moving back into the usual pattern we’re used to at this time of year.
“We can only reasonably forecast around ten days ahead, so now really does seem to be the time to get outside and enjoy the mild weather while it’s here.”
England has just experienced it’s coldest winter since 1995.
But the mild weather has returned earlier than expected, which has led to the flowers, including the daffodils and crocuses along town centre roads, blooming early.
Yesterday saw an average of 12°C with the same expected today.
Saturday and Sunday are predicted to be around 11°C and 10°C on Monday.