HUDDERSFIELD was warned today: Brace yourself for more storms.
Weather experts believe more gales and rain is likely to lash the area over the next 24 hours.
Their warning comes as figures show more rain has fallen so far in January than in the whole month in an average year.
And gales of up to 78mph have brought problems with lorries blown over, trees brought crashing down and power cuts to hundreds of Huddersfield homes.
Homeowners and businesses are today counting the cost of the torrential rain and storms that have battered the British Isles, leaving up to nine people dead.
On land, floods and gale force winds have caused transport chaos and cut off power for thousands.
But temperatures have also been very mild.
That is very surprising as tomorrow, January 13 - St Hilary's Day - is by folklore regarded as the coldest day of the year.
Meteorologist Paul Stevens, of Salendine Nook said: "We have had only one night of frost so far this winter and that is very unusual.
"The temperature early yesterday - at the height of the storms and the wind - was 9ºC. You would expect a temperature of 1ºC or 2ºC degrees at this time of year.
"But we can expect more stormy weather certainly into the weekend and even on through next week.
"There will be more gale-force winds and also more heavy rain.
"There was almost 1in of rain on Wednesday night and we have had more in the first 10 days of the month than we normally get over the whole month".
The weather station at Huddersfield University recorded a gust of wind at 78mph at 9am yesterday morning.
At about that time a huge tree crashed down onto a house on Thong Lane in Thongsbridge.
The house owner, 53-year-old textile engineer Michael White, was at work when the tree fell and only discovered what had happened when a neighbour contacted him.
He said he had asked Kirklees Council a couple of years ago if he could fell trees near his end terraced home, but they only allowed him to chop three down and said tree preservation orders prohibited him from removing any more.
He said: "The house was built in 1898, long before the trees, and they have grown too tall with insufficient roots on them.
"I told Kirklees Council this would happen and now it has.
"The tree has badly damaged the roof which will need to be replaced and also damaged the top of the end gable wall.
"If it rains now it will cause more damage inside the house."
Tree surgeons were removing the tree from the house today and insurance assessors were due to inspect the damage.
* One of the main routes across the Pennines was closed after powerful gusts blew two lorries over, leaving one man in his cab with water pouring into it from a roadside ditch.
Police were called to the A628 Woodhead Pass three miles west of the Flouch, on the Derbyshire side of the border, at 3.15am yesterday.
The driver of a red articulated Scania HGV was travelling towards Barnsley at slow speed, due to the appalling weather, when his vehicle was blown into a roadside ditch.
The cab of the vehicle started to fill with water and the 38-year-old man had suffered a leg injury.
A colleague from the same haulage company was following in a second HGV and pulled up to help his stricken colleague - but as he did his lorry was also blown over.
The driver of the second lorry - a 34-year-old man from Sheffield - was able to pull his colleague from his cab.
The injured driver, who comes from Wentworth, near Barnlsey, was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital and allowed home after treatment.
* A driver had a lucky escape in Beaumont Park when a falling tree smashed the windscreen of the car he was driving.
The man, who has not been named, was travelling on Butternab Road at around 10am yesterday when the tree came crashing down.
He escaped unhurt and managed to call the emergency services. The tree left dents in the bonnet and roof of the Ford Galaxy he was driving.
Traffic had to be stopped until branches blocking the road could be cleared. A crew from Huddersfield fire station rushed to the scene.
Police and ambulance services also attended.
Huddersfield fire crew manager Dave Chadwick said: "The driver had a lucky escape and managed to get out without any injuries.
"I don't think the tree was big enough to have completely crushed the car, but it dented the bonnet and roof and broke the windscreen.
"The driver was certainly shocked by what had happened."
* More than 800 homes were left without power.
Electricity supplies were cut off just after 9am in Golcar and Scapegoat Hill.
It was restored to the majority of homes by 11am.
Then at 1pm it went off again.
Engineers were sent to investigate the problem and managed to re-route supply to many homes through alternative cables.
By 3pm around 600 customers had electricity again, but a further 185 were still left in the dark with engineers struggling to find the fault.
* The heavy downpour also caused sewage to surge back out of overflowing drains in Thunderbridge.
Already-full sewage pipes on Dam Hill in the village failed to cope with the heavy rain.
Resident Steve Stocks said the force of the water surging back out of the drains pushed up the drain cover.
He said the sewage had formed into a pool and was running off towards a stream running alongside Dam Hill.
"From an environmental point of view it is a disaster," he said.
* High winds caused two street lighting poles to blow down in Farnley Tyas, leaving live wires exposed on the ground.
The wooden poles - which also had telephone cables attached - were on Green Side Road.
Power supplies had to be switched off to five homes for the entire day until engineers could put the poles back up again.