TEMPERATURES are expected to reach upwards of 16C on the Isle of Wight tomorrow (Sunday), and Hampshire Constabulary has issued a reminder about non-essential travel.

According to the Isle of Wight Met Service, tomorrow will be a warm, sunny day throughout, although cooler along windward coasts.

High, thin cloud is expected to push in from the west later in the day, with temperatures expected to fluctuate between 15C and 17C centrally, but closer to 13C in the far west, south and east.

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "This weekend marks the beginning of the Easter holidays, and with it an upturn in weather is expected.

"In these unprecedented times, the public, as well as the police, are continuing to adjust to the new measures put in place by the UK Government.

“We appreciate that everyone will want to take advantage of the expected upturn in weather, but right now, our main priority is to protect our local communities.

"As such, we would urge everyone to follow the government advice ­— stay at home to prevent the spread of infection and keep our loved ones safe.

“We will continue to be out this weekend to ensure social distancing is happening and everyone is staying safe.

The Government has advised that people should only leave their home for very limited purposes, which include:

• Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine.

• One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle ­— alone or with members of your household.

• Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

• Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

In a press conference yesterday (Friday), health secretary Matt Hancock said: “We’re set for a warm weekend but we cannot afford to relax social distancing measures."

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