UPDATED: A yellow weather warning has been issued by the IW Met Service advising of heavy rain and strong winds across the Isle of Wight throughout Friday and overnight into Saturday.
A spell of very strong winds and heavy rain will move in during Friday evening with the potential for some gusts to reach 70mph.
The strongest winds are likely to arrive before high tide – between 19:00 and 23:00 – but even so over-topping waves can be expected in Western, Southern and Eastern parts of the Island. Coastal flooding could be possible in more Northern areas of the Isle of Wight.
The local warning is in force from 15:00 on Friday 9th November until 02:00 on Saturday 10th November.
Further updates are expected at www.iwmetservice.co.uk tomorrow (Thursday).
UPDATE THURSDAY – Forecasters at IW Met Service say that gusts of up to 50mph inland and 65mph on the coast are likely with the potential for a few 70mph gusts in the most exposed areas.
Spells of heavy rain will accompany the wind with 12-15mm of rain falling widely with the potential of 25mm locally giving a lot of surface spray on the roads and some minor flooding in the usual prone areas.
There will also be a lot of leaf-fall and this is likely to give some very slippery conditions on some of the roads.
As well as this we are expecting some very large waves around the coasts and also another storm surge of just over 0.5 meters, and this surge combined with the spring tides may give some minor flooding in northern parts of the island as well as large over-topping waves in western, southern and eastern parts of the island during the high tide period.