DOUBLE WEATHER WARNING ISSUED AS WET AND WINDY WEEK CONTINUES

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IW Met Service has issued 2 weather warnings for the Isle of Wight as the week of wet and windy weather continues, with the weekend set to be a wash out.

The first warning is for overnight on Wednesday into Thursday between the hours of 02:00-07:00. Forecasters say that there will be a spell of very strong winds bringing gusts of 60-70mph to the Island. In addition, a spell of heavy rain will move through culminating in an extremely heavy spell for a short time.

During the short spell of intense rain, winds will be gusting close to 80mph before will ease as dawn approaches. Some 10-15mm of rain is expected to fall within just a few hours which could result in flash flooding.

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Islanders are warned that the bad weather could result in falling tree debris and the possibility of structural damage. Cross-Solent travel disruption is expected to be minimal as the winds will have eased by the start of the working day.

A second warning has been issued for 09:00 on Saturday until 03:00 on Monday morning. The weekend is set to be another wet and windy one with gusts of up to 70mph expected alongside heavy spells of rain. Although the winds will ease overnight, they will pick up again on Sunday. Further gusts of 70mph are expected on Sunday.

The weekend could see up to 30mm of rainfall which could lead to flooding in the usual prone areas.

Things could change over the coming days and further clarification will be issued as the week progresses. Follow all the latest at www.islandecho.co.uk and at www.iwmetservice.co.uk.

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Az-zahra
Az-zahra
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So Winter weather then

Vinny Phillips
Vinny Phillips
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Tarmac everything

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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People are going to panic buy bread and milk now, its just wind and rain, man up or should that be gender neutral up

Daemy
Daemy
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Yes Az, a little breezy with some rain.
it seems these days that people make such a fuss over what used to be considered perfectly normal

Clare
Clare
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More bad rain and winds on the Island, I blame the snowflakes…

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