A FLOOD alert for the Isle of Wight coastline is in force tomorrow (Tuesday), the Environment Agency has announced.

With torrential rain and severe gales forecast, Tuesday's afternoon tide from 1pm is expected to be higher than normal.

This is due to unsettled weather, with strong South Easterly Force 7 winds anticipated.

The weather is set to increase tide table values by 0.52 metres.

For one hour, either side of high water, flooding is expected to affect seafront roads, esplanades and car parks across the Island.

Water will be high up slipways in Cowes, affecting Medina Road and the Floating Bridge.

In East Cowes, sea water forced up through drains may cause minor impacts to the road at Albany Road.

The ferry terminal car park at Yarmouth is also expected to flood.

At 1.46pm on Wednesday, the tide may be of a similar magnitude.

At Medina Road, near the Floating Bridge, the tide may rise to be approximately 0.1 metre below the top of front door steps.

An update is expected at 7pm tomorrow.