AS STORM Gareth ravages the Isle of Wight, a coat of what appears to be snow has been left across Freshwater Bay.

But don't be fooled — the 'snowy deposit' is actually foam whipped up from the sea.

This picture was shared with the County Press by Mike Case.

Earlier today, Freshwater Independent Lifeboat tweeted a picture of the 'snow' at Freshwater.

Isle of Wight County Press: Picture by Freshwater Independent Lifeboat.Picture by Freshwater Independent Lifeboat.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind, covering the Isle of Wight.

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