Hot and dry countryside weather conditions have led to the cancelling of this Thursday’s Needles Landmark Attraction firework display.
The cancellation comes after the Island has enjoyed several weeks of warm weather – with temperatures reaching the high 30s in some places – whilst the lack of rain has left many fields and forests in tinder-dry conditions.
Were there to be any sort of incident during the display the size of the fire would rapidly increase in such an arid climate.
As a result, those in charge of the show have chosen to cancel this weeks event, saying:
” In the interests of public safety and that of the surrounding countryside, including both wildlife and local residents, we have taken the decision to cancel this weeks fireworks.”
Fireworks are usually held at the site in West Wight every Thursday throughout the summer holidays, and with Cowes Week not providing its annual fireworks, the Needles would most likely have been very popular for locals and holidaymakers alike.
The planned entertainment will still continue from 12:00 all the way up to 18:00, with information on the remaining weekly firework shows expected in due course.
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