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amberwindThe Met Office have this morning issued a amber ‘be prepared’ weather warning for the Isle of Wight.

A very intense low pressure system is forecast to run northeastwards across the country early on Monday, bringing the potential for an exceptionally windy spell of weather for southern parts of the UK including here on the Island.

At the same time, persistent, heavy rain could cause some surface water flooding.

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At this early stage there is uncertainty about the timing, intensity and track of the low. However, Island residents should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures, bringing disruption to transport and power supplies.

Winds of up to 70mph were experienced at The Needles this week, with winds of over 80mph expected during this amber alert.

Island Echo will bring you live coverage throughout Monday of how the weather is effecting the Island’s roads, public transport and emergency service call outs.

If the storm arrives in line with current predictions, some areas could see some of their strongest winds for a number of years.

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