THE Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for parts of the Isle of Wight.

There is concern about the water levels in the Eastern Yar which remain high.

These are now slowly falling, but 25mm of rain was recorded at Knighton yesterday.

At Langbridge and Alverstone, water will still be close to the top of the river bank, with some ponded water continuing to affect low lying land.

The weather will remain dry until tomorrow evening, allowing the river a chance to recover, although further rainfall is expected on Wednesday night and into Thursday.

For the rest of this week it is expected that the river will be higher than normal, any further heavy rainfall could also result in road flooding in parts of Sandown.

The agency has announced that it will continue to monitor the river.

The next flood alert is scheduled to be issued at 11.00am tomorrow (Wednesday.)