A general overview of the weather in Cowes, including weather warnings, is provided in this five day weather forecast from the Met Office:
View also the Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast
. The inshore waters and strong winds forecast covers coastal waters up to 12 miles offshore. Forecasts for UK inshore waters are issued four times a day and cover a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC. The coastal waters, up to 12 miles offshore, around the British Isles are divided into 19 areas. The Isle of Wight falls within the Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis
The forecast contains details of forecast wind direction and force, weather, visibility and sea state. Strong coastal winds (strong breeze Force 6 or more) are displayed for the first 24 hours of the inshore waters forecast.