BREAKING: Wind speed of 71mph recorded in Sheffield - one of highest in the region

Loxley Road, High Bradfield.
Loxley Road, High Bradfield.

Wind speeds of 71mph have been recorded in Sheffield today - the strongest gust in South Yorkshire.

The wind speed was taken at the Met Office's weather station in High Bradfield this morning as Storm Doris batters the region.

A Met Office spokesman said this was taken as an average between 10am and 11am.

He added the average wind speed today so far in High Bradfield is 51mph.

He said: "The winds in High Bradfield have been steadily increasing so far. They are the fastest winds recorded in South Yorkshire."

Elsewhere, a 94mph gust was recorded in North Wales and a wind speed of 82mph was recorded at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.