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

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

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

Storm Brian by Charlie Cripwell

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

Friday, 7th February, 2020 8:30am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Weather warning issued for the Isle of Wight with possible 80mph winds and heavy rain

Stormy seas by Jamie Russell

The weather warning for strong winds will affect the whole of the UK, with strong heavy rain also forecasted by the Met Office

Tuesday, 4th February, 2020 11:20am

By Sally Perry

Storm Brendan batters Blake’s Longshoremen business

blakes storm damage

Storm Brendan hit the Isle of Wight coastline yesterday and overnight, with one beach concessionaire working through the night to save his business. Did you suffer any damage in your town?

Wednesday, 15th January, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight weather warning for heavy rain as well as strong winds

rain droplets on window

As well as the weather warning for strong winds, the Met Office has also issued a warning for heavy rain. Details within

Monday, 13th January, 2020 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

80mph gusts expected to cause cross-Solent disruption

windy statue

The weather warning for strong winds has been extended by the Met Office and is likely to disrupt cross-Solent travel early in the week

Sunday, 12th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry