Storms and heavy rain are on the menu for Christmas in Huddersfield.

Local weatherman Paul Stevens said the only chance of a white Christmas could be a bit of sleet on the Pennine moors.

And for most of us, the turkey and trimmings will be accompanied by 50mph winds and heavy rain - adding to an already very soggy December.

His forecast came on the day weather experts were predicting the UK could see the warmest-ever December day.

Today could be the mildest December 22 since records began.

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The Greater London area is the most likely to beat the record of 16.1C set at Hoylake, Merseyside, in 1910.

Both the Met Office and MeteoGroup said today could see that record broken.

Even before 8am this morning, MeteoGroup had recorded temperatures of 14.3C at Heathrow Airport and 15C at London City Airport.

A spokeswoman said: “We’ve not got a great deal of rising of temperatures to do to match the record and I think we could see that matched today.”

The Met Office said it was “finely balanced”, but sunshine in afternoon could put the heat on Hoylake’s 105-year record.

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In Huddersfield, Mr Stevens said the Christmas weather is stuck in a stormy, wet and very mild pattern.

He said: “Today will start off very windy with local gales, gusts already near 45mph quite widely and near 60mph at Emley Moor. They could edge up a notch to 65mph before moderating after midday.

“Drizzle this breakfast time will turn into heavier rain at times by late morning into the afternoon and clear to a few showers by late evening, and there could be some road flooding later. It will be exceptionally mild again, at about 14°C.

“Wednesday will be a much better day with sunny spells and moderate west winds to start and somewhat fresher. Cloud and wind will develop later in the day towards evening and the high will be about 7°C.

Paul Stevens, Examiner weather man.

“Christmas Eve will be wet and windy to start after a wet and very windy night, with gusts around 50mph. Some of the rain during the morning will be heavy at times but clear away after lunchtime. Colder air will move in for 24 hours and the showers that follow may well be heavy and sleety over the tops, but that’s as far as we go for white Christmas.

“There will be no snow in Manchester or Leeds in the 24 hours of Christmas Day or indeed in Huddersfield but a few surrounding hill tops could see a flake of wet stuff an any remaining showers. If you consider this a white Christmas then I am happy for you.

“The big day will be chilly and bright to start with before milder air and very windy weather arrives once again from the west with some heavy rain Christmas Day night and strong winds, gusting up to 45mph.”