HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR AS 28C REACHED ON THE SUNSHINE ISLE

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The Isle of Wight saw temperatures hitting 28c in places today (Thursday) making it the hottest day of the year so far, according to IW Met Service.

Newport, Cowes and Ryde all saw the mercury spike to 27c, with Seaview touching 28.1c for a time. Coastal towns such as Ventnor (21c) and Shanklin (25c) saw slightly cooler temps, with Military Road reaching just 18c on the South Wight coast.

Tonight will continue to see surges of heat move northwards along the front but it will gradually move away to the east as the night goes on and finally allow the cooler air to arrive from the west.

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Tomorrow will see a much cooler and fresher day and that also goes for Saturday too but things will start to warm up once again as we move into next week.

 

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Smithy
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Great. Lovely weather for all our unwelcome visitors

Stephen63
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– Please don’t tell visitors that they are unwelcome, for it’s very unfriendly and does not reflect the view of the majority of islanders.
In fact, in one way or another we all depend on the income generated from tourism, in a region with few other industries.
We are all struggling financially now, so let’s try to encourage visitors to return ASAP.
[So long as we take basic precautions, we will not be in any greater risk, from the visitors as from our fellow islanders, it makes no difference.]
Don’t get paranoid and fearful about things, instead be friendly and open hearted towards others…it’s the best way.

Blame
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No matter the good natured intentions in your view, why are you telling others how to think, feel and behave. Everyone has their own opinion and view.

Smithy
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Sorry but they are unwelcome at the moment. Read the news they shouldn’t be here we have a high community of vulnerable people. I think you’ll find the majority of islanders don’t want them here at the moment. There will be a time for them to return but it’s not yet. The tourist industry all over the world has been hit by this virus not just the island. We all should be playing our part and helping this go as quickly as possible by following the guidelines.

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you are unwelcome smithy – perhaps the vulnerable should stay indoors whilst the rest of us get on with life, after all, the vulnerable seem quite happy for us to be out at work all day long, making sure they have food, water, electric, gas, phone, internet, banking, NHS, refuse collection, mail deliveries etc…but don’t want any of us enjoying ourselves.. we are going out and their is nothing you can do about it.

Smithy
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I may be unwelcome to you but I live here and am not going against all the guidance and visiting the island. All the older vulnerable people were like you once not disclosed they worked too(well most I hope) What about your older relatives? What do you do for work then? Most of these people were out working when you were still a kid. By the way it’s there not their.

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“us to be out at work all day long” – Really, ‘not disclosed”, You, out at work all day? I’m surprised, the amount of time you seem to spend writing vitriol on these forums. You must have a very tolerant employer to allow all the time you spend here trying to chip away at people and force your selfish viewpoint onto everyone.

anon
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stay at home – you are forcing your opinion and insulting people – bit hypocritical of you isn’t it.

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No, anon, I am just the case of a worm that occasionally turns.

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I agree, Smithy. Too many selfish, couldn’t care less about anyone else type of people about. Some vulnerable people are alone and have no other resource to get supplies except for walking to the shop once a week to get them. and trying to take a bit of exercise once a day, and with all the hustle and bustle everywhere, it is like there is no restrictions at all, and in Ryde, people often come right up close, too busy looking at their phones to even see, or care, that there is someone trying to walk, with difficulty, nearby, trying to maintain the required distance when it is impossible with them taking up most of the space, and as for the large, loud, people walking the wrong way in the supermarkets, ignoring all the arrows on the floor, they need someone with a cattle prod in there to make them go the right way down the aisles and teach them some manners while they’re at it, and to actually try considering other people for a change.

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no stay at home – we have put up with this crap long enough and are getting back to normal and that means walking whatever way we want around the shop.

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“not disclosed”, if you were a carrier of this virus, you wouldn’t care who you infected with it by your thoughtless, reckless, uncaring behaviour. I pity anyone who has to live next door to you, if they are not the same type themselves, it must be hell for them, You want to knock nails in in the middle of the night? They don’t like it? Tough! You’re going to do it anyway, if they don’t like it, they can move out.

And ‘normal’ in Ryde, means plenty of lowlife everywhere, drunks, druggies, shouting, smells of weed everywhere, barbecues, bonfires, chimney smoke, oh wait, none of that actually stopped except for less drunks around.

This island used to be a nice place to live, now the ill mannered, ignorant types have taken over. and very evident here in this thread with you in it!

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excellent stay at home- I trust you will be moving off the island as soon as possible then – bye

if you were a carrier – there is the operative word right there “if”

I see you are quite happy with workers being outdoors having to provide water, gas, electric, internet, food, waste disposal, NHS services etc, just so people like you can hide indoors whining about people being out and possibly, maybe, might be, if being a carrier as well. – can not have it both ways.

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You, anon/not disclosed, sound like an extremely selfish uncaring individual, anyone who doesn’t allow you to do exactly as you like and put up with whatever anti social behaviour you like to throw at them can shut up or bugger off seems to be your philosophy on life.

Nowhere anywhere have I ever complained about essential workers being outdoors, in fact I appreciate each and every one of them, but then I have never encountered any worrying behaviour from any of them, none of the essential workers i see in shops or mail delivery, are out arrogantly violating the social distancing and refusing to move the required distance away, so you can just stop with that nonsense.

I was born on this Island and have seen the degradation of it over the years, a lot caused by selfish arrogant people who have moved here from elsewhere and then act like they own the place and have more right to be here than those of us born & bred here, and no, not everyone from elsewhere is like that, but a sizable number are unfortunately.

I’d be happy to find a better place to live if i could find somewhere but life in Britain has gone so downhill over the years I have no idea where even to start looking, There used to be the expression, Proud to be British, now the expression would be more accurate for them to say Proud to be Yobbish, because that is what so much of British society is like nowadays.

Decent people haven’t had a voice for decades, frightened to speak out. Why should people who merely want to live in a world where people are considerate be made to feel they have no right to exist for daring to speak out against the bullying arrogant behaviour of do-as-they like yobbish types?

It is not too much to ask that people respect the social distance advocated, but for you, it does appear to be too much, suggesting that you like to push yourself into other peoples’ personal space with no thought to if they are going to be alarmed or not.

anon
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stay at home

yada yada yada – speak up then stay at home instead of being a lemming and no, I do not push myself into others space – I do not have to – people generally move.

Smithy
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Thank you and well said

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exactly stephen – visitors welcome now.

Smithy
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I do agree but only when the time is right. I’ve worked in the tourism industry so I do understand the worries but they can and will return.
I’m not paranoid and fearful but I work with vulnerable elderly people and wouldn’t wish this virus on anyone.

John Doe
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How are these visitors going to contribute to the economy as most places remain closed? Seems like there as a lot of selfish greedy holiday home owners renting out to equally selfish holiday makers.
They are not welcome.They have been told not to travel to tourist destinations.Yet they still come to a county that has been deemed one of the most at risk in the country due to our hospital not being able to cope if there was a large out break of covid 19 here.
As for being paranoid, I suppose the daily death tolls announced on the news are just a figment of our imaginations?
Second home owners are also more than unwelcome

Mary
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Why assume these aren’t Islanders enjoying a family day out? There seems to be a peak in comments about visitors/ second home owners every couple of weeks without evidence. Islanders can enjoy beaches on the Island too!

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well said mary – to many snowflake xenophobes on this island

Smithy
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Too not to

Smithy
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Plenty of evidence I’m afraid. We know they are second home owners. Not talking about the beaches. It’s people coming to stay in their second homes they are not islanders.

Zack Zuck
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Thank you global warming.
Soon I can grow lemons in the garden and bask in mediterranean weather from March to October 🙂

Gentleman farmer
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me beens want a drop now thou
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