A yellow weather warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight today (Monday, July 8) as heavy rain is expected to roll in later this evening.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for rain, active from 6pm to 3am tomorrow morning (Tuesday, July 9).

After a generally cloudy day with showers, more persistent rain will push north this evening and overnight. 

Met Office weather warning areaMet Office weather warning area (Image: Met Office)

Rain will be persistent and heavy at times, particularly so for hills, moors and headlands exposed to brisk winds, the Met Office predicts.

Most of the warning area will see 20-40mm of rain, with as much as 60-70mm possible for same areas, the national forecaster said.

Rain should ease over the Island during the night, clearing to scattered showers by morning.