Temperatures plunged across the Isle of Wight last night as forecasters revealed conditions dipped below minus 4c in places.

Most woke to a cold start this morning (Wednesday) with temperatures hovering around 1C (33.8F) on the Island.

The IW Met Service recorded that Godshill (-4.4C) was worst hit by the cold snap, followed closely by Ashey (-4.1C), Alverstone (-3.2C), Newport (-3.1C) and Westridge (-2.6C).

The conditions are in stark contrast to this time last year, when the Island basked in comparatively tropical overnight conditions of around 6C before reaching a daily peak of 18C, with the following days yielding a heatwave which saw weather in access of 20C during the first lockdown. 

Isle of Wight County Press:

The IW Met Service says today will see long sunny spells to start but cloud increasing by late morning to give a rather cloudy afternoon with just the outside chance of a shower. Temperatures are likely to stick around 7C to 9C.

Tonight will see another drop, with temperatures between -1C and 1C generally but as low as -3C in a few sheltered rural parts of the Island.