SATURDAY was the hottest October day in Huddersfield on record – with the mercury hitting highs of 27.5°C (81.5°F).
Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens, said temperatures soared past the town’s last known record which shows that back in 1985, October temperatures reached 26.3°C (79.34°F)
Paul said: “It is most probably record-breaking and if not it is certainly very close. In Huddersfield at the moment we only have records that show that 1985 was the warmest October on record. But we know that in 1908 temperatures in some parts of Yorkshire reached 28.6°C (83.48°F).
“So there’s just about 0.6 in it and it could well be a record for Huddersfield since 1908.”
Paul, of Salendine Nook, said the weather would turn “wintry” this week.
He said: “It’s going to be a real shock but I think we hardy folk in Huddersfield will be able to cope with it.
“It was 26°C (78.8°F) last Thursday, but we can expect temperatures of 12°C this Thursday which will feel more like 8°C (46.4°C) with a strong North West wind.It will be more like the typical autumn weather we have here in Yorkshire.”