An amber weather warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight by local forecasters IW Met Service, with strong winds of up to 75mph expected from 17:00 today.
Throughout this evening (Bank Holiday Monday) and into the early hours of Tuesday morning the Island will see a spell of very strong south to southwesterly winds, particularly on the coast.
Gusts of 50-60mph will be possible anywhere across the Isle of Wight with gusts of 70-75mph possible on exposed coasts and hills, especially in more southern and western parts of the island.
A spell of heavy rain will accompany the strong winds giving rather treacherous driving conditions for a time, especially in areas that have seen minimal amounts of rainfall throughout April as these areas will see particularly slippery roads and walkways.
Motorists are warned that surface water and spray will be an additional hazard and delays are likely on cross-Solent travel. However, things will improve by the morning rush hour.
A yellow weather warning was issued yesterday and that warning remains in force Island-wide, sitting alongside the amber warning. Both warnings are active from 17:00 this evening until 06:00 tomorrow morning.