Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: A flood alert has been issued for the Isle of Wight coast, as more stormy weather heads our way.

At high tide tonight, at around 21:30, water levels will be marginally higher than observed on a more typical high spring tide. Minor spray overtopping of the sea defences will occur in low lying locations which will affect seafront roads and coastal car parks across the Island.

Water levels will be high up slipways in Cowes and around Medina Road at the floating bridge.

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Property flooding is not expected.

The wind direction is set to be South Westerly at Force 6.

UPDATE TUESDAY @ 09:18 – The flood alert remains in force today, with significant spray overtopping sea defences expected at Freshwater Bay, Sandown, Shanklin, Gurnard and Ryde.

Water levels will be high up slipways at Cowes and Newport, although impacts will be more minimal as Cowes breakwater should help reduce the impact from wave action.

High tide is expected around 10:45 this morning.

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