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.
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.