BRITISH Summer Time is about to be blown well and truly away.
Huddersfield is set to be lashed by strong winds next week – and it could even snow.
Salendine Nook weatherman Paul Stevens is advising people to wrap up warm and expect snow on the hilltops after a sudden change in pressure.
The meteorologist also warned there could be the chance of flooding in at-risk areas.
Mr Stevens said: “By later today and Friday I expect we will see some strong winds and through the early part of next week they could reach 60 to70mph.
“It’s all down to a low pressure heading down the North Sea which is bringing the stormy weather.
“It could mean an increase in flooding and, because it has been so wet through the summer, we need to alert people in areas prone to flooding that it could return in the next seven days.
“Heading into the middle of next week, we will see the weather turn much colder and we could see some snow on the Pennines.”
Rainfall so far this month stands at 87mm – well above the average of 70mm.
Temperatures in Salendine Nook stand at around 7°C and at 8.3°C in the town centre – around five degrees below the average expected at this time of year.
Mr Stevens said: “Over the last few days we have experienced some very unsettled weather.
“It’s been a cold start to the autumn and I expect it will continue to be a fairly frisky season. Rain will never be too far away unfortunately.”
The national weather picture looks bleak according to the Met Office.
Over the weekend, heavy rain and gales will spread eastwards on Saturday while Sunday will be cool and breezy with sunshine and blustery showers. Next week will be cooler with a north-westerly airflow that includes a mixture of sunshine and showers.
Some of the showers will be heavy and thundery, especially in the north and west, probably turning to snow on the high ground in the north.
Temperatures will be on the cold side and there could even be a touch of frost on clear nights.