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Met Office issues amber rain warning as Isle of Wight UNDER WATER as huge floods hit


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The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning across the south coast of England.

The warning is in effect now and lasts until 10am this morning.

It covers the regions of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.

The weather office has said that further heavy rain can be expected which is likely to cause additional flooding.

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The Isle of Wight in particular has suffered from heavy flooding.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued two flood warnings for the Isle of Wight this morning (Wednesday), following heavy rain overnight.

Multiple residences have been flooded and vehicles have been stranded in water in Binstead, Isle of Wight.

“Please take action to protect yourself and your property and monitor local weather and river conditions,” said a spokesperson for the EA.


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“Avoid contact with, walking or driving through flood water.

“Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have.”

EA data from the last six hours shows 63mm of rainfall has been recorded in Ryde, and just over 50mm of rainfall in Newport.

The Island Line Railway is flooded between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin – all lines are blocked and trains are unable to run.

The first of the flood warnings is in Ryde, near Monktonmead Brook at St Johns Road, St John’s Station and Park Road.

\u200bSome vehicles have been stranded in the floods (not pictured)

Some vehicles have been stranded in the floods (not pictured)


The second is in Newport for Carisbrooke, Hunny Hill and the Newport Quay Arts Centre on the Lukely Brook.

The Met Office has said that regions covered by the amber rain warning can expect delays and cancellations to public transport services.

“Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures,” the weather office said.

“Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely.”

Meanwhile, a yellow weather warning is in place across much of southern England and Wales.

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