THE ISLE of Wight Met Service has issued a yellow weather warning for very strong winds and heavy rain which are expected on the Island this Friday evening.

Some gusts are predicted to reach up to 70mph with the strongest winds arriving between 7pm and 11pm.

The gusts are predicted to arrive before high tide but there is the potential of some waves going over the top of sea defences in western, southern and eastern parts of the Island and also the risk of coastal flooding in northern areas.

Further updates will be issued tomorrow.