The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind across the Isle of Wight and the south coast on Monday.

It will be in place between midnight on Monday and 9pm.

It could mean winds of over 80mph in coastal areas.

The Met Office said:

A strong, high-level jet is expected to engage warm low level air to give rise to a rapidly moving low pressure system later on Sunday.

This is expected to run northeastwards, probably across England and Wales, with very strong winds on its southern and western flanks.

There is the potential for gusts of over 80 mph, especially on exposed coasts, both in southwesterly winds ahead of the low and west to northwesterly winds behind it.


Wightlink said there were currently no timetable amendments planned as the forecast may change in severity and location beforehand.

However, Wightlink said it would continue to monitor the situation. 

It’s strongly advising customers who intend to travel that day to monitor forecasts and to be prepared fro travel disruption.

The Lymington – Yarmouth route and Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde route are more likely to be affected by the weather in the event of the forecast being correct.