High winds sweep across Derbyshire

Commuters and residents in and around Belper and Derbyshire have been urged to be cautious as high winds batter the UK.

The Met Office has warned of winds of up to 80mph hitting the region, today, Thursday, December 5, and urged drivers to be careful in exposed rural areas.

Warnings included a risk of severe gales as a band of rain also begins to move south towards the East Midlands.

There will also be a risk of wintry showers and frost towards the evening, according to the Met Office, as temperatures plummet.