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UPDATED: HOVERS SUSPENDED AS STRONG WINDS HIT


Hovertravel have been forced to suspend their cross-Solent service tonight (Friday) due to adverse weather conditions.

A yellow weather warning is in force across the Isle of Wight until 01:00 tomorrow morning, as previously reported by Island Echo.

Local forecasters IW Met Service predicted disruption to transport services as the wind is expected to gust at a peak of 55mph.

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An update on the Ryde to Southsea service is expected at 20:30, although the weather is expected to deteriorate as the night goes on.

UPDATE SATURDAY – Following a suspension of service last night until the end of the timetabled day, services are now back up and running.

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