Isle of Wight
Carefree short breaks & holidays
Mottistone Manor Gardens © IW Tourism
Surrounded by water, the Isle of Wight can be said to have a climate of its own. With relatively mild winters, an average annual rainfall of 760mm (32 inches), and high light intensity, the local climate borders on subtropical and allows many Mediterranean-type plants and trees, and even vineyards, to flourish in the open air.
Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor are located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight and regularly top the UK league table for recorded hours of sunshine. During August, the average temperature is 27°C.
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