Amber wind weather warning issued for the Isle of Wight (updated)

The Met Office have updated how long Storm Ciara will affect the Island

Storm Brian by Charlie Cripwell

The Met Office weather warning issued earlier in the week for strong winds across the entire country from 6pm on Saturday has been amended.

For the Isle of Wight the Yellow Be Alert warning now comes into effect from midnight on Saturday and runs throughout Sunday.

Update: The Met Office have now announced an Amber warning. Valid from 8am to 9pm on Sunday it reads:

Storm Ciara will bring a spell of very strong winds. Disruption to travel is likely during Sunday

  • Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
  • Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected
  • Some roads and bridges likely to close
  • Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties
  • There is a good chance that power cuts may occur

Widespread very strong winds will affect the region through much of Sunday. Gusts of 55 to 65 mph are likely widely in inland areas and 70 to 80 mph along the south coast. Heavy rain will accompany the strong winds leading to very poor driving conditions.

See more on the Met Office Website.

Article edit
10.15am 8th Feb 2020 – Start time of warning updated to 8am

Image: © Charlie Cripwell

Friday, 7th February, 2020 8:30am



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11 Comments on "Amber wind weather warning issued for the Isle of Wight (updated)"

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I presume the Fixed Link folk will put out a press release about the wind and waves……


And what is bob seely and his torie cronies doing about this weather I ask?

Steve Goodman

Other than make things worse by doing things like making a mess of leading this year’s vital UN climate crisis COP26 talks they pitched for?

Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman

Rhos yr Alarch

A “good chance” makes it sound as if the Met. Office is quite looking forward to the power cuts…


What other English county gets cut off due to a few puffs of wind? We need a road tunnel asap!


The best thing about Twitter is that you can block dull, repetitive people like Tim.


Very true, but he is helpful for getting to sleep.