BREAK OUT THE FLIP FLOPS! 20C TEMPERATURES TO HIT THE ISLAND NEXT WEEK

It’s time to break out the shorts and flip-flops as the Isle of Wight could see temperatures of 20c arrive in time for the first major ease in lockdown restrictions.

Islanders can look forward to sunny spells and temperatures into the high teens, just as visits to the gardens of friends and families are once again allowed from Monday (29th March). It comes as residents can also meet outdoors in groups of 6, or as 2 households. Outdoor parent groups of up to 15 parents will also be able to meet, with no limit on the number of children included in the restrictions.

As a result of the easing of the ‘Stay at Home’ guidance, those taking part in outdoor sports such as golf, basketball, and tennis will be able to use facilities once more. Formally organised sports won’t be subject to the limits imposed on gatherings, but the Government says it should be compliant with national guidance.

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According to the IW Met Service Chief Forecaster, Jamie Russell, Monday will start to see warmer air pushing north across the Island, with Tuesday looking warm with sunny spells. The heatwave will be short-lived however, as later in the week, temperatures are set to drop back into single figures with the return of night frosts and the risk of even colder weather with wintry showers beyond.

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Benny
Benny
2 months ago

That’ll bring the holiday makers over ! Although they are here now … friend decorating her shop had a knock on the door this week … family asked if they could have a look round for gifts to take home as they were going back the following day ! She refused and told them to leave as she wasn’t prepared to break rules even though they were.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Benny
2 months ago

Nice big mobile home parked in my road today. How can the ferry justify letting them over? Yes sir I’m here on essential work! Yeah right! Oh well start of the school hols today so expect more!

Steven
Steven
Reply to  Smithy
2 months ago

I live on the island and have a motorhome so am i doing wrong for driving it. Not all motorhomes are from the mainland

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Benny
2 months ago

Agree with your post Smithy. This is because some people do not like and will not accept being told what they can and cannot do. This attitude and behaviour will only prolong and worsen the COVID infection numbers, (though these ignorant people who know ‘everything’ will undoubtedly disagree!!!!) Look at the infection rates in Poland, Germany, France all increasing and worse than ever in Poland. The rules and restrictions are in place to protect the public as much as possible. We all have to understand this and get used to it.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Sunshine
2 months ago

no we do not sunshine – 99.97% global survival rate, 1 in 3 no symptoms, the vast majority of others, nothing more than mild flu like symptoms – meaning lockdowns are unjustified.

more to the point —flu kills thousands of people every year, vaccinations can be ineffective, or barely even 50% effective each year, yet we do not lockdown the world – and where are all this years flu cases – there aren’t any, despite there being hundreds of thousands of cases and thousands of deaths in every year before last year for decades.

Pippin
Pippin
2 months ago

What a load of bol*****
Up to 15 parents can meet outside with no restriction on numbers of kids, but one family
member can’t come to visit and stay overnight.

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