THE ENVIRONMENT Agency has issued a flood alert for the Isle of Wight for tomorrow (Wednesday).

The tide at 10:32am is expected to be much higher than normal as unsettled weather is set to bring strong southerly Force 7 winds and large waves.

Levels are set to be similar to those recorded in January this year.

For an hour either side of high tide, spray overtopping of sea defences and flooding of sea front roads, esplanades and car parks is also expected.

Water levels will be very high up slipways in Cowes and Medina Road at the floating bridge.

Tide levels remain high until Saturday, but will be much closer to normal high spring tide values. Property near to the floating bridge may wish to install property protection as a precaution, according to the agency.