The Isle of Wight has felt the full force of Storm Imogen today (Monday) with the highest wind speed in the country recorded at The Needles.
The Met Office says gusts of 96mph were recorded at Alum Bay – 13mph higher than Pembrey Sands in South Wales. Throughout the day, cross-Solent ferry travel has been affected, with Hovertravel, Red Funnel and Wightlink all reporting disruptions to their services. Hovertravel has been suspended all day, while the Red Jet has recently resumed a shuttle service. Wightlink’s Yarmouth to Lymington also had cancellations this afternoon. Meanwhile, a family in Northwood had a lucky escape when roof tiles were blown off in the high winds, landing on a car and smashing the windscreen.
High tides were also seen in many coastal towns, including Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor.