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Cross-Solent hovercraft flights set to be grounded amid bad weather forecast

Services are likely to be suspended from 12 noon today (Sunday). <i>(Image: Hovertravel)</i>
Services are likely to be suspended from 12 noon today (Sunday). (Image: Hovertravel)

HOVERCRAFT passengers to and from the Isle of Wight are being warned cancellations to its cross-Solent flights are expected from 12 noon today (Sunday) due to adverse weather forecast.

This morning, currently, Hovertravel is running its flights between Ryde Esplanade and Southsea to timetable.

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However, in a message posted on its website, they say: "weather cancellations expected from 12pm. Please see our disruption contingency plan."

Yesterday (Saturday), hovercraft flights were cancelled for most of the morning due to choppy conditions on The Solent.

Tickets will be accepted on Wightlink's Fast Cat service.

Wightlink and Red Funnel ferry services are running to timetable currently.

Southern Vectis have already diverted its number 2 and 3 bus services away from Morton Common, between Yarbridge and Sandown, due to floods on the road.

UPDATE 4PM — Hovercrafts were back in action at 3.15pm.