IWC Weather forecast and flood update

In News by Bembridge PC

Although no Met Office Weather Warnings have been issued, the current forecasts show that there may be a period of intense rain this afternoon, between 1400 to 1600 hours today. On Saturday, although no warnings have been issued there will be thunderstorms in the early morning, clearing in the afternoon, which although fast moving will consist of bands of rainfall. Please note that due to the current uncertainties around the weather we have been experiencing recently, the forecasts are subject to change at short notice, so we would encourage residents to regularly check https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ especially if any warnings are issued.

The council’s Emergency Management Team (emergency.management@iow.gov.uk) has been liaising with Island Roads to ensure that the sandbag stocks are maintained at the following locations:

  • Well Road, East Cowes
  • Simeon Street Rec, Ryde
  • St Mary’s car park, Cowes

The Emergency Management Team’s adverse weather and flooding pages on our website provide more details on how to prepare for flooding and what do after you have been flooded which includes key contacts for relevant agencies and key advice.