Storms: Latest updates and travel information

By a County Press reporter

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 07:18


Storms: Latest updates and travel information

A fallen tree on the Middle Road. Picture courtesy of Isle of Wight Roads Police, via Twitter @IOWPolRoads.


STORMY weather is expected to hit the Isle of Wight over the coming days.

A Met Office amber weather warning for wind is in effect for the whole Island today (Wednesday), along with a yellow warning for rain.

Wind speeds could reach around 80mph according to the Met Office, which could disrupt cross-Solent travel.

Yellow warnings are in place for wind in the early hours of tomorrow (Thursday) and for rain and wind on Friday and Saturday.

We will update this story regularly, with the latest updates posted at the top:


There are currently no weather warnings in place today and all cross-Solent services are running.


Gusts of up to 60 knots, around 70mph, recorded in the Solent this evening.

A fallen tree is completely blocking Watergate Road, according to Newport police.


Red Funnel's Red Jet service is now running to normal timetable.


Red Jets are due to resume from Cowes at 16:15 and will be operating an hourly service until further notice.

There are 20 minute delays on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne Wightlink service.

The next sailing from Yarmouth is due to be at 17:05.


Wightlink's Yarmouth to Lymington car ferry service is now running.


The Middle Road has been closed between Calbourne and The Blacksmiths Arms due to a fallen tree. IOW Roads Policing estimate the road will be closed for about two hours.


The fallen trees in Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth and Burnt House Lane in Newport, have been cleared.


Fallen trees have been reported in Bouldnor Road, Yarmouth and Burnt House Lane in Newport. Island Roads said it is on its way to clear them.


A flood alert has been issued for the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge by the Environment Agency (EA).

The EA said: "20mm of rain is forecast for today, with similar totals expected on Friday and again on Monday. River levels are likely to continue to rise and will remain high during today and throughout this weekend. There will be flooding of low lying areas and roads close to the river."


A 'be aware' warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office for the Isle of Wight from 3pm on Friday to noon on Saturday. The Met Office said: "Gusts of 60-70mph are possible even inland with 80mph possible along most exposed parts of the south coast."


Red Funnel has suspended its Red Jet passenger service


Wightlink has suspended its Yarmouth to Lymington service due to high winds.


Island Roads has urged people to take extra care on coastal roads during the bad weather.


The Isle of Wight Council has warned the bad weather could lead to further landslips and ground movement. It has urged people to take extra care on coastal paths and near the sea.


Hovertravel services are suspended.

Wightlink and Red Funnel services still operating.

Island Line train services have resumed, however a shuttle taxi service is operating on Ryde Pier, which was damaged during recent bad weather.

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