Wind speed of 47mph recorded in Chesterfield as Storm Ophelia batters country

Wind speeds of 47mph were recorded in Chesterfield overnight as Storm Ophelia battered the country.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 5:59 pm
Satellite imagery shows Ophelia's path over the UK.

The gust was recorded by the Met Office on Monday evening as Derbyshire picked up the remnants of the tropical storm which blew in from the Atlantic.

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Three people died yesterday as hurricane-force winds were recorded across the UK, with Ireland being among the worst hit areas.

A number of weather warnings remain in force across the UK, with the potential for wind gusts of 70mph in Scotland throughout the day.