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DOUBLE YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ISSUED FOR STRONG WINDS ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

2 yellow weather warnings for strong winds on the Isle of Wight have been issued by IW Met Service this morning (Wednesday).

Forecasters say that spells of severe gales are very likely over the coming days with the first developing this evening (Wednesday) and continuing for most of the night.

Southwesterly winds averaging around 45mph with gusts up to 65mph are possible over the coasts and hills tonight. This could potentially lead to a few problems such as isolated incidents of structural damage as well as tree debris on the ground. There is the likelihood of a few travel disruptions or delays, especially on cross Solent travel.

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The first weather warning is in place from 19:00 tonight until 18:00 tomorrow.

The second spell of winds is expected to develop through Friday daytime with southerly winds gusting up to 65mph. It is likely there will be the same risks as Wednesday night.

The second warning is in force from 04:00 on Friday morning until 20:00 Friday night.

Both spells of wind will be accompanied by spells of heavy rain with up to 18mm possible over the next few days.

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