Temperatures across the Isle of Wight are set to plummet tonight (Friday) – increasing the risk of black ice.

The Isle of Wight Met Service says that temperatures overnight will see temperatures fall widely to freezing point – or below – leading to the risk of icy stretches on untreated roads and surfaces.

A weather advisory is in place until 10am tomorrow (Saturday).

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Isle of Wight Council gritters will be carrying out treatment this evening.

The Isle of Wight Met Service said:

“Temperatures of 0’c will develop across many parts with a few places seeing as low as -2’c.

“There is also the risk of Black Ice in more rural parts due to the freezing of field run-off water.

The temperature will rise quickly after dawn as warmer air pushes in from the south.”