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YELLOW WEATHER WARNING FOR WIND AND RAIN ISSUED

yellowinwdrainsingle11012015UPDATED: The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and strong winds next week, which could lead to significant disruption.

From 14:00 tomorrow afternoon (Monday) a spell of persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to develop,  bringing in around 20mm of rain which will last into Tuesday morning before clearing away to the southeast.

The more serious band of adverse weather will hit areas of southern England including the Isle of Wight on Wednesday. Heavy rainfall of up to 40mm alongside wind gusts of 50-60 mph will be experienced between midday on Wednesday and 09:00 on Thursday morning. Wind speeds could increase to gusts of 75mph on the coast and in exposed areas.

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Once the rain has cleared, colder weather is expected to spread southeast which could lead to icy conditions.

Islanders are being warned about the potential for flooding, localised disruption to transport and power supplies, however the Met Office say the track of the developing low is still open to some doubt with changes to this warning likely later in the week.

wednesdayweatherukUPDATE MONDAY @ 11:52 – The Met Office have updated their severe weather warning this morning with more certainty that the Island is going to be hit by 75mph winds and 40mm of rain on Wednesday and into Thursday.

The Isle of Wight now sits on the outside of a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, which covers much of Dorset and parts of Hampshire.

UPDATE TUESDAY @ 18:00 – The Met Office have added a third severe weather warning for the Isle of Wight.

Icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces tonight and into Wednesday morning.

Readers should be aware of the potential for difficult driving conditions.

Stay connected with Island Echo for all the latest news and information across the Isle of Wight. 

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