WEATHER watchers say Huddersfield has enjoyed a warmer and drier August than last year.
A weather-monitoring station at Huddersfield University's School of Applied Sciences has been recording the rainfall, wind speed and temperatures in the area over the past month.
Julie Walker monitors the station, which has been running since 1990.
She said: "Huddersfield experienced a particularly pleasant August, with warm temperatures and lower than average rainfall - very different to last year."
Last August, 235.2 millimetres of rain fell.
This year just 57.8mm fell during August - as against an average of 69.14mm.
However, some of the month's rain came all at once - with 15.2mm of rain falling in just 40 minutes during a heavy storm.
The wettest day of the month was August 31, with 16.4mm of rainfall.
Sixteen days of the month escaped rain, with the driest spell lasting from August 14 to 20.
The average temperature in August was 16.35ºC (62°F), with highest temperatures of 28ºC (82°F) being recorded on August 31.
The coldest day was on August 26, when temperatures dropped to 13.7ºC (56°F).
The strongest gust of wind was 86.4 kilometres per hour on August 31. However, the day with the highest average windspeed of 21.24kph was August 28. The average windspeed for the whole month was 9.54kph.