TWO weather warnings for severe gales set to sweep across the Isle of Wight have been issued.

The national Met Office has warned of strong winds and large coastal waves, which may lead to hazardous conditions, from 7am tomorrow (Thursday), with the warning in force until 6pm. 

Watch out too for travel disruption, particularly with cross-Solent services.

There will also be a risk of trees falling in more exposed rural areas of the Island.

The Met Office say a deep area of low pressure will bring a spell of very windy weather to parts of southwest and then southern England.

Gusts of 50mph are expected quite widely, while some exposed coastal spots may experience gusts of 60 to 70 mph, with large waves also likely.

The strong winds will be accompanied by heavy, squally showers with the possibility of hail and thunder in some locations.

Hail won't fall everywhere but where it does it can quickly make road surfaces slippery, while surface water and spray are likely to worsen travel conditions rather more widely, the warning adds.

The Isle of Wight Met Service has warned of severe gales from 9am tomorrow, and lasting until 9pm.

Island weather forecaster, Jamie Russell, said: "A spell of very strong southwesterly wind will affect the island through Thursday daytime and into the evening.

"Localised gusts of up to 70mph are possible in exposed parts of the south and west, and 60mph elsewhere.

"Heavy spells of rain will be an additional hazard in combination with the rain, however the rain itself is likely to be below our warning threshold."