Both local and national forecasters have issued yellow weather warnings for the Isle of Wight today (Monday, April 15).

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A Met Office yellow warning, covering almost the entirety of England, is in place now until 10pm for strong wind.

The national forecaster warns that some coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities will be affected by spay and or large waves, with delays to road, rail and ferry services likely.

Isle of Wight County Press: Met Office weather warning mapMet Office weather warning map (Image: Met Office)

Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

Gusts of between 40 and 45mph are expected widely inland across England, with isolated gusts as high as 50 to 55mph on exposed coasts and near to heavier showers.

Winds will slowly ease through the evening and first part of Monday night (April 16), the Met Office said.

Meanwhile, local forecaster the IW Met Service is warning Islanders of winds of up to 65mph.

Forecaster Jamie Russell said: "Through Monday morning we will see a spell of very strong winds from the west-southwest that will reach our yellow warning threshold at times, gusting as high as 60-65mph in the more exposed areas such as windward coasts, hills and headlands.

"Elsewhere we will likely see gusts closer to 45-50mph, perhaps as high as 55mph around the heaviest showers which is well within our advisory threshold.

"As we move through the second half of the day the wind will ease slightly and come round into the west-northwest but will still remain at advisory levels until later in the afternoon."

Isle of Wight County Press: A weather graphic from the IW Met ServiceA weather graphic from the IW Met Service (Image: IW Met Service)

The advisory is in place until 6pm, and the weather warning until midday.

If you are on the coast, stay safe during stormy weather by being aware of large waves, as even from the shore, large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and out to sea.

Take care if walking near cliffs; know your route and keep dogs on a lead. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.