A YELLOW wind warning is now in place for the Isle of Wight and a lot of the South of England.

Wind speeds are expected to pick up and the warning is currently in place until 9am tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Met Office said a spell of disruptive winds is likely from Monday afternoon until Tuesday morning.

According to the warning, residents should expect some delays to road and ferry transport, damage to outdoor temporary structures, and some tree branches down.

It added: "It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves."

The IW Met Service is predicting a large area of rain that will arrive by late afternoon and into the evening.

It says the wind will gradually increase through the day with severe gales by the evening.

Severe gales and spells of heavy rain will start the night although the heaviest rain will clear shortly after midnight along with the strongest winds.

There will still be a few showery outbreaks of rain for a time however and it will remain gusty.

Winds could reach up to 70mph.

UPDATE 6pm: Hovertravels has cancelled its sailings due to the high winds. 

UPDATE 6.30pm: Red Jets are now suspended for the evening.