Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for the South, meaning those holidaying in Isle of Wight hotels might be best to make the most of the facilities on offer where they are instead of venturing outside.
According to iwradio.co.uk, the warnings relate to very heavy rainfall, which is expected to be ‘persistent’ throughout today (June 11th) and potentially throughout the rest of the week. Despite this, the warning only extends to 11.55pm this evening.
Thunder could show up too and given driving conditions may be unsafe, drivers should stay off the roads – providing all the more reason for those on vacation in the area to stay cosy in their hotels. A statement from the Met Office stated: “Rain, heavy at times will persist well into Monday, before gradually easing away westwards during the afternoon. Further thundery downpours are possible in the South East later.”
In addition to the wet weather, strong winds have been recorded too. bbc.co.uk revealed that gusts of up to 82 miles per hour were noted on the Isle of Wight, at its most-western tip – the Needles Park.
A forecaster for the BBC, Ms Gilchrist, attributed the strange June weather to a jet stream located further South than it should be. Where usually the jet stream sits at the top of the UK, it can be seen at the bottom and below at present.