UPDATED: A yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the Isle of Wight has been issued by IW Met Service this morning (Monday).
Tricky driving conditions are expected over the next 48-72 hours as things turn colder, as reported by Island Echo yesterday evening.
Forecasters say that a band of rain on Tuesday evening will turn to snow for a short time before clearing away to the east. IW Met Service are expecting a slight covering on cars and on the grass, although roads and walkways are likely to remain clear. Higher ground may see a little more in the way of snow.
The main problems are expected to come once the snow clears. The temperature is expected to fall rapidly overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning leading to some hazardous icy conditions across the Island.
The yellow weather warning is in force from 18:00 tomorrow (Tuesday) until 11:00 on Wednesday.
The Isle of Wight Council is reminding Island residents of key advice for cold weather. The anticipated weather may increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
Important guidance and tips on preparing for and what to do in cold weather can be found at https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Winter-Weather-Advice/Cold-Weather-Alert1.
UPDATE @ 14:15 – Island Roads will be gritting from 19:00 tonight, to include bridge decks at Stag Lane and Foxes Road, Newport.
Island Roads are urging motorists to drive carefully and according to the road conditions.