HUDDERSFIELD has been hit by a month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours.

And there is more on the way later today.

But the town has so far escaped the worst of the appalling flooding that has hit many parts of the country.

The Environment Agency is warning of a continued risk of surface water and river flooding across Yorkshire and the North East of England.

But weather experts hope the worst of the rain will have gone by later today, with colder weather and even snow expected later in the week.

Salendine Nook meteorologist Paul Stevens recorded 58mm, or almost 2½inches, of rain in just 48 hours.

That compares to the average for the whole of November of just 60mm. So far this month, we have had 80mm of rain, making it another wet month after a summer full of such months.

Stevens said: “The worst of the rain was on Saturday evening and through the night and we then had more on Sunday night into Monday morning.

“We will get more rain during the course of today but I don’t think it will be more than about 15mm.

“We are not out of the woods yet but it does seem that despite everywhere being soaked through, the water is running off into the drainage system and not causing the big problems they have had elsewhere.

“I think later in the week, we will see the weather dry up but turn colder and I would not be surprised if we had snow on the hills”.

There are currently 17 flood warnings, and 37 flood alerts in place for Yorkshire and the North East.

The Environment Agency is urging people to take care on their commute into work, as roads could be flooded. People can check the latest situation and sign up to free river and coastal flood warnings by visiting the Environment Agency website

Emergency teams from the Environment Agency have been working to monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and operate pumping stations and washlands to try and manage river levels.

Across the UK around 900 properties have flooded since Wednesday and the agency has issued more than 93,000 warnings to households in the past few days.

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