UK is battered by winds of over 90knots

The UK has been facing extreme winds, with some areas experiencing speeds in excess of 90 knots.

Malin Head in Northern Ireland recorded gusts of 91 knots, and Islay in the Hebrides reported speeds of 84 knots.

Just before midday today gusts of 65 knots (Force 12) were recorded in Chichester, with an average wind speed of 50 knots (Force 10).

In comparison, the east coast has been let off lightly with 53 knots (Force 9) in Langdon Bay, Kent.

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