15:57: Red Funnel say it can only run its largest vessel, Red Jet 4, in these weather and tide conditions. The tide turns off Cowes at around 7pm, after 7pm the company may be able to run two boats, or earlier if the wind drops.
15:08: The route 9 buses are now running to Ryde via Staplers and via Fairlee on return, if advertised, according to Southern Vectis on Twitter.
14:57: Red Funnel passenger service reduced to one boat due to weather conditions. Leaving Southampton at quarter to the hour and leaving Cowes at quarter past the hour.
14:45: Wightlink said its enhanced Isle of Wight Festival service was operating to schedule.
13:36: Isle of Wight Festival organisers say "We are using Robin Hill for overflow parking, please drive there rather than to the festival site when you arrive on the island by vehicle. From there festival buses will bring you to the site" according to Hampshire Constabulary's Facebook page.
12:53: Latest information from Wightlink: Please follow all directions from police, there is currently no right turn from Fishbourne Lane. Festival goers are currently being directed to Robin Hill to park their cars and a free of charge shuttle bus service will operate to the festival site.
12:47 Route 1, Cowes to Newport, buses now running to timetable as traffic queues have subsided and route 9, Ryde to Newport, buses will now operate to timetable but will divert via Staplers Road in both directions, according to Southern Vectis.
12:44: Isle of Wight Council updates on school buses:
409 - East Cowes to Christ the King College will remain cancelled
305 - Ryde via Wootton and Newport to Cowes Enterprise College will operate this afternoon to Newport and on request to Ryde, though it will not serve Binstead or Wootton.
411 - Bembridge to Christ the King College via Ryde, as per this morning it will not serve Wootton or Binstead.
412 - Brading to Christ the King College via Ryde, as per this morning it will not serve Wootton or Binstead.
314 - East Cowes to Sandown Bay Academy via Ryde, this service will not operate to Binstead, Wootton or East Cowes.
12:35: The festival organizers have now secured additional parking at Robin Hill for 400 cars.
Southern Vectis are working with the local authority and the police to facilitate transportation to the festival site. The company confirmed it is providing six vehicles, drivers and marshalls.
12:14: Southern Vectis's route 5 buses (East Cowes to Newport) are operating but only at an hourly intervals. They are due to depart Newport at 10 minutes past each hour. Route 4 is also running but with delays due to the queues of traffic through Wootton and Lushington Hill, according to Southern Vectis.
12:00: Hampshire Constabulary said on its Facebook page that Robin Hill Country Park is now being made available for motorists heading to the Isle of Wight Festival from Fishbourne to park their cars. A bus service will take festival goers from Robin Hill to the festival site.
11:48: According to the Isle of Wight Council's Faccebook page festival traffic is backed up to The Woodmans' Arms in Wootton but is moving and Staplers Road was clear. They also reported there were delays for the floating bridge of around 1 hour and 20 minutes going from Cowes to East Cowes, but there were no delays in the other direction.
11:10am: Red Funnel said on its Twitter feed "Traffic now seems to be getting to East Cowes. We will try and ship booked items as they arrive but as you can imagine there's a backlog. Please bear with us whilst we try and catch up at East Cowes. Plan is to ship booked traffic that is here and then try and fill up with missed items."
11:05am: Hampshire Constabulary posted this travel information on its Facebook page:
More car parks are open around the Seaclose Park site but Isle of Wight Festival goers and residents are advised to still expect significant delays today.
The festival’s emergency liaison team is working closely together to explore other options to reduce traffic queues and minimise disruption as soon as possible. These options include opening other car parks across the island. Our priority is to clear existing traffic on the island and provide more welfare and refreshments to motorists in queues. Some motorists remain parked at Newport football club.
Please make parking arrangements before you start your journey. There is congestion, particularly in Portsmouth.
Isle of Wight Festival organisers say "If you are on the mainland we are advising people not to travel by car. There is a ferry service for foot passengers and this will be the easiest route. We are sorry for any disruptions caused."
10: 25am: The route 1 park and ride bus has amended its route due to queues of traffic waiting for the floating bridge according to Southern Vectis at 10.25am.
9:57am: Southern Vectis reported at 9.57am that its route 5 East Cowes to Newport buses were not running: "due to traffic volume and delays, although we are going to try and send one in a short while. Yesterday it took up to seven and a half hours to do one return journey on this route."
8.35am: It was reported that the 409 (East Cowes to Christ the King) and 305 (Ryde to Cowes Enterprise College) school buses were cancelled as the buses could not get into or out of East Cowes.
The company are offering passengers from Binstead a shuttle service into Ryde in order to use any route operating from Ryde Bus Station.
Route 9 buses are running between Ryde and Newport via Brading, Hare and Hounds and Staplers Road.
John Marr, of voluntary support service Vectis 4x4 Response, said they had eight vehicles on site between 7pm and 11.40pm helping with vehicles stuck in the mud.
"In that time we moved 358 vehicles that were stuck in the mud.
"There is only one wat into the car park and the conditions were the cause of all the hold ups. we ain't to blame, but we did our best."
Hants 4x4 and Sussex 4x4 Response groups are on stand-by if needed, according to Mr Marr.
Islanders have been caught up in the traffic chaos and Wootton Primary School has been closed this morning (Friday), because of staff travel problems.
"My wife is walking to where she dumped the car yesterday at 9.00pm, Butterfly World, because the road was at a standstill for an hour.
Organisers have pledged to get food to those stuck in their cars last night and have opened new parking areas this morning (Friday) in a a bid to end the congestion.
In an interview with Radio Solent this morning, organiser John Giddings, said they were doing everything in their power to deal with the problems.
During the night he said hundreds of cars were moved to Newport Football Club and they were preparing to move the rest of the stranded cars from around 7.15am.
"Believe you me, I am doing everything in my power and the police are telling me to do everything in my power, because they want an emergency plan from me by Sunday about how we are going to get people out," said Mr Giddings.
He urged people travelling today to consider using public transport as buses would have priority getting on to site.
Following major problems for Wightlink yesterday, when boats could not disembark because of traffic build up in Fishbourne, the company said sailings were now running as normal.
Red Funnel and Hovertravel operated to schedule yesterday.
Southern Vectis said at around 5.30am that it was not currently running Routes 4 or 5, which serve East Cowes. All Route 9 buses are running via Brading in both directions due to congestion in Wootton.