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70mph winds hit town.

Byline: DENIS MONDAY Kilcommons KKiillccoommmmoonnss

GALES reached 70mph as they lashed the Huddersfield area.

But the message from Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens was for improving conditions today.

The town escaped the worst of the storms which battered much of the UK, although there were gusts of up to 70mph at Emley Moor and 60mph in Salendine Nook.

The strong winds from the west did not bring the heavy rain which fell elsewhere.

Mr Stevens recorded only 8mm of rain yesterday, which is about average for the time of year.

"There were some very strong gusts which brought down branches off trees but we did not see the damage that people have suffered elsewhere.

"It was a very deep trough of low pressure that brought the winds, but they eased off late in the afternoon and were being replaced by high pressure which should mean brighter weather for the weekend.

"That brighter weather will also see colder temperatures and there is a chance of a wintry shower on the hills around Huddersfield.

"The run-up to the New Year should see more unsettled weather with wind and rain."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 28, 2013
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