Winter Weather Advice


Weather forecast

The Met Office is the UK's national weather service. It provides weather and climate-related services to the armed forces, government departments, the public, civil aviation, shipping, industry, agriculture and commerce.

For the latest weather information please visit the met office website by clicking here.  You will need to enter your postcode or place name to get a local weather report.

Driving in adverse weather conditions

The website provides information for drivers explaining how to drive safely in adverse weather conditions. To learn more please click here.

Where to get help

Isle of Wight Council
During periods of particularly cold weather the council may be able to help people who are 'street homeless' and provide emergency bed and breakfast accommodation for a limited period of time.  For more information on these services please contact Wightcare on (01983) 821105.   

If you need help monitoring the temperature in your home, the council’s Wightcare service may be able to help you by fitting a temperature sensor.  For more details contact Wightcare on (01983) 821105 and ask about the Community Alarm Service.

To learn more about Wightcare and the services they offer please click here

Footprint Trust: Warmahome project
For information call (01983) 822282 or visit

Age UK
For information call (01983 525282) or visit 

NHS Choices
Go to and search ‘warm’ or ‘keeping warm’ for useful information and advice.

Warm home discount scheme

For those eligible, this scheme can lead to up to £130 off energy bills. For more information, please click here to visit the Gov.UK website.

Government advice

Visit and download their guidance leaflets 'Keep warm, Keep well' by clicking here.