60MPH WIND WARNING: Derbyshire under eight-hour gust alert

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Winds of up to 60mph are set to batter Derbyshire today – sparking a severe weather warning.

The Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ warning for wind is in force between 9am and 5pm.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Southwesterly winds will increase this morning with gales developing across Derbyshire.

“Gusts of between 50 and 60 mph are likely for a time.

“The public should be aware that this could lead to some disruption to travel and difficult driving conditions.

“Winds should ease from the west later this afternoon.”

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