The Isle of Wight weather is one of the destinations great strengths, as well as being one of the most scenic places in the United Kingdom, boasting endless miles of golden coastline along with fantastic wildlife. Below you can find the up to date Isle of Wight weather forecasts for the next few days.
If it’s looking sunny, why not take a look at some of the beaches on the Island?
The sunniest place in England
The Isle of Wight really does have its own weather and in fact Ventnor is famous for even having its own microclimate; being south facing and protected in the lee of the high downland that surround the town. The Island enjoys an average of over 37 hours of sunshine a week compared to the national average of 29.7 hours.
Here’s what our friends at the tourist board say about Isle of Wight weather:
‘The Isle of Wight is officially one of the sunniest places in the UK, and in 2012 Shanklin was asserted to have received 2,018.7 hours of sunshine! On average, it’s the South Island that sees the most of the good weather, with Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor all averaging up to 5 hours of sun a day, peaking at 8 hours during the summer months.
Whilst the Isle of Wight weather isn’t always perfect, (much like the rest of the UK!) the sun does seem to shine here a lot of the time!
Because of its sheltered position beneath the cliffs, much of the South of the Isle of Wight in the area known as the “Undercliff” surrounding Ventnor has its very own microclimate.
With the extra sunlight and milder temperatures it is not unusual to see exotic plant life growing, and in the sheltered area to the West of Ventnor the Botanic Gardens boasts an impressive collection of sub-tropical plants and trees.
This has led to the Island often being referred to as the “Garden Isle”.’