Isle of Wight calm after the Storm (Francis): 80mph wind gusts recorded at The Needles

calm water on a beach

Some Islanders were left without power and cross-Solent travel was disrupted as Storm Francis battered his way across the Isle of Wight on Tuesday

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 8:07am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight strong wind weather warning

windy dog

The strong winds are expected to cause disruption to cross-Solent travel and coastal routes. Details within

Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 3:23pm

By Sally Perry

Wind gusts of up to 60mph on the Isle of Wight expected all day

woman standing by the seawith hair blowing in the strong wind

Expect the strong winds to affect travel today, with winds gusts of up to 60mph forecasted for coastal areas

Friday, 21st August, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Environment Agency update Isle of Wight flood alert

Water splashing against the revetment

The Environment Agency have updated their flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 4:30pm

By Sally Perry

70mph winds forecast for the Isle of Wight

woman with red hair caught in the wind by johnny mcclung

Once again we can expect strong winds this weekend as gusts of up to 70mph are predicted for the coast

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 10:58am

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Isle of Wight Met Service issue localised weather warnings

Weather front

A spell of wet and windy weather is expected over the weekend with fairly large rainfall totals in some areas say IW Met Service

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 6:42pm

By Sally Perry

Meteorologists have ‘high confidence’ it was a tornado that hit Cowes

meteogroup radar image of tornado

Meteorologists say that radar images of last night's weather, combined with the damage reports, give them high confidence that it was a tornado that hit Cowes

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 1:49pm

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Tornado in Cowes? ‘Yes, I think there was,’ says reader who woke up to find a boat in their garden

Roof tiles gone and boat in garden

This OnTheWight reader's account of the possible small tornado last night sounds pretty scary

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 10:29am

By Sally Perry

‘Did a small tornado hit the Island last night?’ ask Isle of Wight Met Service

tornado and lightning

A boulder - that the Fire Service believe was carried in the wind - smashed into a roof last night and a man was taken to hospital. Could this have been the result of a small tornado?

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 9:45am

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Latest satellite images show weather front ‘resembling look of a hurricane’

Stormy View over Freshwater Bay by Jamie Russell 1

There is a weather front coming in that, from the satellite image resembles the look of a hurricane

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Storm Dennis heading to the Isle of Wight for the weekend

Stormy seas by Jamie Russell

The forecast shows the Isle of Wight on course for yet another storm this coming weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 4:18pm

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Weather station lose thousands of pounds of equipment in Storm Ciara

weather station equipment

Around £4,000 of weather centre equipment disappeared from a secret location whilst Storm Ciara battered the Isle of Wight yesterday

Monday, 10th February, 2020 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment