WINDS of almost 100mph have been recorded at The Needles today (Wednesday, April 12) as Storm Noa battered the Isle of Wight.

With gusts 'potentially as high as 80mph' suggested in the weather warning, today's high ended up far exceeding the prediction.

The National Coastwatch Institution has revealed that gusts as high as 96.9mph (86 knots) have been recorded at The Needles.

At 4.30pm this afternoon, gusts were still being picked up over 70mph.

The IW Met Service yellow weather warning is still in place across the Island until 11pm tonight. 

Meanwhile, cross-Solent travel has faced disruption throughout today.

Earlier today, a tree blocked Newport bound traffic on St Georges Way, Island Roads searched for a fence panel that had blown away down Sandown Road and Pan Lane in Niton was closed following another downed tree.

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