Isle of Wight weather warning for snow

Only some parts of the Isle of Wight are included in the weather warning for snow, which lasts for three days. See the details within

snow and frozen glass ball

The Met Office forecast snow for parts of the Isle of Wight from midnight on Sunday until midnight on Wednesday.

The weather warning for snow reads:

Heavy snow at times will bring some travel disruption.

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

Rain will turn increasingly to snow during Saturday evening, with snow likely to become widespread, occasionally heavy and persistent by Sunday morning.

There remains some uncertainty with the location of the heaviest snowfall and therefore the greatest disruption, most likely towards the east coast.

Widespread accumulations of 1-3 cm are likely, with 5-10 cm possible in places. Over higher ground and across eastern areas, e.g. The Kent Downs, 15-20 cm is plausible.

A brisk easterly wind, strong along eastern coasts, may add to travel disruption.

Map of snow warning

Follow updates to the snow warning on the Met Office Website.

Image: Aaron Burden under CC BY 2.0

Sunday, 7th February, 2021 11:39am



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Strange weather. It’s been a lovely day in Ventnor. I asked Amazon Alexa “Will it snow today”
it answered ” will snow at 13.02 and you will gte .02 cm of snow. It never did lol.

Justin Case
Coincidentally, Jeff Bezos was just leaving his office at Amazon for the last time and he said ‘I really would have liked to have shifted that case of snow shoes before I finished, Alexa. Do you know anybody who might be interested?’ and Alexa said ‘Well, I’ve just told alaniow its going to snow in Ventnor, UK, so I think we’ve got us a sitting duck.’ And… Read more »

Have they got the days wrong. If this post was put on today, it should read Sunday into Monday.