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WEATHER WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS

yellowwindwarning30thdeckeyWEATHER WARNING: The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds up to 70mph across the Isle of Wight.

Very strong south to southwesterly winds will develop with gusts of 60-70 mph possible between midnight and 13:00 tomorrow afternoon. There is a risk of disruption to travel.

It comes nearly a week after heavy rain and strong winds brought chaos and a trail of devastation to the Island.

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For Wednesday, the Met Office have issued a yellow warning for rain with another active Atlantic frontal system and deepening area of low pressure that is expected to push northeastwards across the UK.

A combination of strong winds and moist air will give locally significant rainfall accumulations especially over south-facing coasts and hills with heavy rain at times with rainfall totals expected to be widely 10-20 mm, but as much as 30-40 mm in some parts. South or southwesterly gales with gusts 50-60 mph may also accompany the rain.

With ground already saturated over much of this area, the public should be aware of the risk of further localised flooding.

Stay connected with Island Echo for the latest on the weather including all the vital travel information. 

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