Saturday’s forecast – Here comes that change

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a fine and dry end to the day with the cloud dominating. Some clear spells. Winds under 10 mph. Overnight low of 6.3C

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers and these heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mainly overcast with some sunny spells. Showers which at times will merge into some longer spells of rain. Not all will see the rain. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud with scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 2C to 8C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:08 and 18:07

South Uist – 07:11 and 18:12

3 days ahead

Sunday and Monday – Rain and showers with blustery winds.

Tuesday – Gales possibly severe gales.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 5th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing the cloud dominiting with a few sunny spells. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 10 mph. Today’s high so far of 6.3C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Saturday – High pressure sits across the UK with weather fronts moving in from the West. In the Western Isles we are going to see rain and showers. These heavy at times. The cloud dominating with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure over the Southern half of the UK with lingering weather fronts across much of Scotland and Northern Ireland. In the Western Isles we are going to see a cloud dominated day again with some sunny spells. We are going to see rain and showers these will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 4C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure declines away further away from the UK and weather fronts start building in from the Atlantic. The area of low pressure forms well to the South West which will bring strong winds and heavy rain later into next week. Monday will see a wet day across the Western Isles. The rain will be heavy and slow moving at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some sunny spells. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Strong winds for next week

Global Weather News

Been a slow start to this years tornado season but it will pick up in the coming months

Getting busy in the Southern Hemisphere tropics with 3 named storms

This amazing from yesterdays Earthquakes

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Friday morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing blue skies and sunshine. Plenty of cloud. Some mist and sea haar. Winds under 10 mph. Some frost and ice. Overnight low of -0.1C

Today – For most a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but again most place should be dry. Cloud increases later. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 1C to 7C

Saturday and Sunday – Breezy and showery with some sunny spells.

Monday – Spells of rain heavy at times.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Another high pressure day.

Good evening Western Isles we are seeing a fine and dry evening. Clear skies and variable amounts of cloud. Some frost and ice in places as temps drop close to or below freezing. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 6.8C so far.

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. It should be mainly dry but the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled. Some frost and ice as temperatures in place will drop close to or below freezing. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mainly fine and dry day. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Still plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Some early evening sunshine. The rest of the evening clear skies and cloud. Most places staying dry but the odd shower again cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Overnight from the South East. Temps of 1C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:11 and 18:04

South Uist – 07:14 and 18:10

3 days ahead

Saturday – Sunshine and scattered showers with brisk winds.

Sunday – Brisk winds and showers.

Monday – Risk of gales and spells of rain heavy at times.

Have a great evening.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 4th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Monday 8th March until Wednesday 17th March.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Monday 8th March

Model agreement for next Monday. We are going to see high pressure moving away and both the EC and the GFS suggesting that we will see a slack airflow moving across the UK. We are going to see spells of rain this will be heavy at times. The cloud dominating with winds gusting to 40 mph. Staying on the milder side.

Tuesday 9th March

Strong model agreement that a deep Atlantic low pressure system moving past the West of Scotland. Heavy rain and strong winds we could see winds gusting 60 to 70 mph. Behind it rain and snow showers. The EC has the low down to 958 mh the GFS has it down to 942 mb which would be rather deep for this time of the year and one to keep an eye on.

Wednesday 10th March

Again both models in agreement about next Wednesday with spells of rain. This will be heavy at times with sleet and snow. We are going to see strong winds and gales. Possibly severe gales during the early hours of the morning. The low pressure system moves across the North of the UK.

Thursday 11th March

Some model differences for next Thursday. The EC has low pressure moving down from the North with blustery winds and rain for the Western isles. The rain will be heavy at times. Gales are likely again. The GFS has a brisk airflow setting up from the North West. We will see rain sleet and snow showers. These will be squally at times.

Friday 12th March

Again model differences with the EC showing low pressure moving over Scotland. We would once again see blustery winds. Heavy rain at times. The GFS are shows the winds finally starting to slacken across the Western Isles. There will be rain and showers. These heavy at times. Some sunshine in between these showers.

Saturday 13th March

Again model differences for next Saturday. The EC suggest high pressure building in but this would allow a cold airflow setting up with the risk of sleet and snow showers moving across the islands with the winds easing and some sunny spells. The GFS brings in yet another area low pressure across the Western Isles. The rain will be heavy and possibly persistent with strong winds once again. Behind it once it clears away a showery airflow will set up.

14th, 15th, 16th and 17th March

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS it suggests we are going to see a continuation of the unsettled them with further spells of rain which would be heavy and and more blustery winds.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Weather Watch 4th March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Its dry. Winds are light under 20 mph. Today’s high of 7C so far.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Friday – High pressure reasserts itself across the UK 1036 mb. We in the Western Isles are going to see fine and dry conditions. A few scattered showers but most places are expected to be dry. Sunshine and cloud. The cloud dominating. A risk of frost and ice in the early hours. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of -1C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure retreats to the East. Weather fronts move in from the West in the UK. Saturday will be an overcast day across the Western Isles. Some sunny spells. Some rain and showers into the evening. These heavy at times. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure moves further away and weather fronts move across the UK as low pressure sits to the West. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These mainly light in nature. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South West. After a cold start it will become milder later. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Wednesdays weather extremes

Global Weather News

Cyclone Niran became a category 2 hurricane earlier today.

Great view of active Etna at the moment.

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Morning brief.

On this Thursday morning. We are seeing a few showers across Lewis, Harris and North Uist. But for most it’s fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Overnight low of 1C winds of 10/30 mph.

Today – a few morning scattered showers. These will clear away to fine dry sunshine and cloud day. Feeling cold again. Winds of 10/30mph. Temps of 1C to 7C

Friday – breezy sunshine and cloud feeling cold.

Saturday – sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Sunday – overcast with scattered showers

Have a great day

Western Isles Weather Best Beach 2021 the contenders – Round 2 Isle of Harris.

Hello all. This is a blog post to showcase the photos submitted for round 2 of the competition. On Friday 5th of March the voting begins with 6 of these photos being taken into the final which will be voted on. This will be done on both Twitter or Facebook.

A big thank you to everyone who has shared photos.

Luskentyre – Kevin Mackinnon

May be an image of sky, body of water and nature

Crabhadail beach – Carol Ferguson

May be an image of coast, sky and nature

Seilebost – Morag Llewellyn

May be an image of nature, beach and ocean

Luskentyre – Alison Wilby

May be an image of sky, beach, nature and ocean

Luskentyre – Heather Hamilton

May be an image of nature

Nisabost – Anita Maclean

May be an image of beach, coast, nature and ocean

Scarista – Grace Mackinnon

May be an image of sky, beach, coast, nature and ocean

Sealibost – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature

Scarista – Mandy Macdonald

May be an image of coast, ocean, nature and beach

Luskentyre – Leanne Maclean

May be an image of ocean, coast, sky and nature

Luskentyre – Nicola Nikpavlovich

May be an image of nature and sky

Scarista – Nicola E Finlayson

May be an image of nature

Horgabost – Melanie MacAulay

May be an image of nature

Luskentyre – Bethan Rowlands

May be an image of mountain, sky, lake and nature

Hunish – Gael Hogarth

May be an image of nature, body of water and beach

Northton – Jen Leslie

May be an image of ocean, twilight, beach, nature, coast and cloud

Luskentyre – Janet Morrison

May be an image of sky, beach, coast, nature and ocean

Hushinish – Debbie Neilson

May be an image of nature

Luskentyre – Anor Eveswood

May be an image of nature, sky and coast

Luskentyre – Liz Waller

May be an image of nature

Scarista – Diana Calvert

May be an image of nature, sky, beach and ocean

Luskentyre – Rosan Proctor

May be an image of 1 person, standing and beach

Seleibost – Cal Robertson

May be an image of nature, sky, coast and ocean

Horgabost – Tiasha Foster

May be an image of twilight, sky, lake, mountain and nature

Horgabost – Rachel Younger

May be an image of ocean, nature and beach

Traigh Mheilein – Guy Redwood

May be an image of body of water, beach and nature

Sgarasta Mhor – Alf Sludden

May be an image of sky, coast, ocean, nature, twilight and beach

Tràigh Mhelein: It is just me, the otters and oystercatchers, the eiders and the eagles. Watching torpedoes of gannets dive, and sanderlings dance a ceilidh on the shore. My favourite beach 🙂

Originally tweeted by Vanessa Wright (@elgeeko1506) on March 2, 2021.

Tràigh Mheilein looking over the sound to Scarp.

Originally tweeted by Peter Edwards (@writesofway) on March 1, 2021.

Traigh an Iarr as the sun goes down February 2020

Originally tweeted by Mairi Ord (@MairiOrd) on March 1, 2021.

Scarp

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on March 1, 2021.

Voting starts Friday evening.

Thursday’s forecast – Cold front

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some sunny spells. Winds under 15 mph. Todays high so far of 7.0C

Overnight – An overcast night with some clear spells. We are going to see rain and showers for Lewis and Harris sinking southwards as the night goes on. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Showers for Lewis and Harris into Uists but dying out as the morning goes on. Overcast with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Mainly fine and dry with Sunshine. The cloud dominating. A few scattered showers but most places will be dry. Clear skies after sunset. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 1C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:13 and 18:02

South Uist – 07:16 and 18:08

3 days ahead

Friday – Sunshine and cloud cold.

Saturday – A day of sunshine and showers. Heavy at times.

Sunday – Sunshine and scattered showers.

Have a great evening,

Weather Watch 3rd March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing the cloud dominating. Some sunny spells but for most it’s cloudy. Winds under 15 mph and today’s high so far of 7.0C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Thursday – A weakening cold front drags colder air across the UK on Thursday. High pressure builds to the North of the UK. In the Western Isles it will be a rinse and repeat day of today. A cloud dominated day with some sunny spells. A few scattered showers are possible but most places will be dry. Winds will be from the East and North East. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – high pressure dominates across the UK. In the Western Isles. We are going to see a cloud dominated day. Some sunny spells. Increasing amounts of sunshine in the evening. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South West. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure declines back Eastwards into the North Sea. This will allow a weather front in from the West. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud for the Western Isles. We are likely to see rain and showers moving across the islands. These will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 3C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

It’s been a dull day across the UK today but some things of note on the Satellite view

Steve captured in Shetland last night

Global Weather News

Latest from the tropics

Severe flooding in Kentucky

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Morning brief.

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a cold start to the day with frost and ice widely. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 1.2C at Met office sure but some places did get below freezing. We are still seeing some lingering mist and fog patches. Mainly clear skies and cloud this morning.

Today – another mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some lingerie mist and fog patches that will clear. Winds under 20 mph but gusting to 30 mph late evening. It should be dry but the odd scattered evening shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Thursday and Friday – early morning scattered showers Thursday but fine dry and sunny with light winds thereafter.

Saturday – more cloud and breezy

Have a great day

February 2021 weather stats for the Western Isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in February 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

It was a month of two halves. The first half of the month started off cold with further ice and snow. The second half of the month turned stormy and finally more settled at the very end of the month.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport had recorded 62.7 hours of sunshine during February. The sunniest Febuary since 2018 which had 89.2 hours of sunshine.`

There was 114.4 mm of rainfall in January the driest since 2018 which had 79.6 mm of rainfall.

South Uist had 86.8 mm of rain during the month.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles

Due to a cyber attack at SEPA we have no data.

Daily Records

We had one daily record during the month of February.

On this 7th Stornoway was the sunniest with 3.9 hours of sunshine.

No description available.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had nine weather warnings during the month of February. 6 for wind and 3 for snow and Ice.

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 13.

Yellow – 13

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 6

Snow and Ice – 8

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 0

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway 10.6C and South Uist 10.7C

Stornoway -1.4C and South Uist -2.7C

Winter for the UK from the Met Office

Most of the UK was above average for rainfall for winter away from the far North West of the UK.

Again Scotland came on top for more sunshine then on Average with plenty of sunshine during winter compared to average. Shetland at 154% above average was a notable standout.

Winter 2020 / 2021 sunshine anomaly map

The month of February had temperature contrasts with -23C at Braemar on the 11th February and 18.4C on the 24th at Santon Downham.

more here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/2021-winter-february-stats

Weather Watch 2nd March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Stubborn cloud for South Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high so far of 8.1C

The rest of today will be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Clear skies after sunset so temps will drop again with risk of frost and ice once more. Winds staying light.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – Things slowly changing. Becoming colder as as a cold front approaches from the North. a fine and dry day. High pressure builds across Iceland. A low pressure system forms to the South West of the UK. For us in the Western isles a sunshine and cloud day. It should be mainly dry but the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. A slight chance of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph from North West and North East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – The cold front moves across the Western Isles with high pressure over Scotland. It will be a colder day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Most places fine and dry. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph so a little bit winder then we have seen of late. Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 1C to 6C and feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure firmly centered over the UK on Friday. The cold front of the previous few days has cleared away. A fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. winds under 20 mph for the Western Isles. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Some places witnessed the Northern Lights last night

This is pretty awesome

Global Weather News

Tropical Cyclone Niran has formed

The latest on Marian

Awesome time lapse shelf cloud from Alabama

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Tuesday morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, We are seeing blue skies and sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Wall to wall sunshine. Mist and fog patches in places. Frost and ice in places. Overnight low of 1.1C officially but some places were below freezing.

Today – We are going to see blue skies and sunshine. Prolonged sunshine for most with even wall to wall sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud which increases later. Clear skies after sunset. Some mist and fog with frost and ice at times. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 1C to 10C

Wednesday – Sunshine and light winds risk of frost and ice in the morning.

Thursday – Breezy sunshine and cloud. Feeling colder

Friday – Sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers.

Have a great day.

Tuesdays forecast – Still high pressure

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day with clear skies and cloud. Some mist and frog patches. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 9.6C

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. Some mist and fog. It will be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Tuesday day – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Still plenty of slow and stubborn to clear cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Some mist and fog. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:19 and 17:58

South Uist – 07:22 and 18:03

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Light winds sunshine and cloud.

Thursday – Colder brisk winds sunshine and cloud.

Friday – Light winds settled.

Have a great evening,

Weather Watch 1st March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Its dry the best of the sunshine is for the Uist and Barra. Todays high of 9.9C so far. Winds under 15 mph.

Little change for the rest of the evening. Fine and mainly dry with sunshine and clear skies after sunset. Some mist and fog in places. Winds under 10 mph for the most part.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – High pressure still dominates the weather across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but. most places should be dry. A slight chance of some morning frost and ice. We could see some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure still dominates the weather across the UK. A shallow low pressure sits to the South West of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. The cloud will mainly dominate. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but. most places should be dry. A slight chance of some morning frost and ice. We could see some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure develops North of the UK and a cold front moves across the UK bringing in cold air across the UK. For us in the Western Isles cold air will move in. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Some scattered showers. A day of sunshine and cloud as the cold front clears. A risk of frost and ice. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 0C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Today’s view from space

Global Weather News

Cyclone Marian is struggling with dry air today.

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Monday morning brief

On this Monday morning, We are seeing a mixed day. Sunshine and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 6.1C

Today – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Mainly dry for most but some light rain and drizzle in a few places. Clear skies after sunset with a slight risk of frost and ice. Mist and fog patches developing this evening. Winds under 20 mph Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 9C

Tuesday – Colder start with plenty of sunshine. Lighter winds.

Wednesday – Sunshine and light winds risk of frost and ice in the morning. Some light rain.

Thursday – Breezy sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Fireball spotted from the UK this evening 28th February

This just happened in the last couple of hours and some amazing footage already appearing. This will be a developing blog.

First what is a fireball from the American Meteor Society

A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation.

Here is some of the footage so far

Image from Starlings Roost Weather

I will update this further in the morning.

The week ahead forecast – Staying settled


Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been a beautiful weekend with blue skies and sunshine on Sunday. Some light rain on Sunday but mainly dry.

Tuesday – Little change for Tuesday across the Western Isles with high pressure firmly in charge. A day of blue skies and sunshine variable amounts of cloud. Some mist and fog in places. A risk of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 10C

Wednesday – A colder day. We are going to see light winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. High pressure remains in charge. A day of sunshine and cloud. The cloud increases as the day goes on. Some light rain drizzle. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 2C to 8C

Thursday – A colder day as winds shift to come in from the North East and brisk winds gusting 30 mph. We are going to see blue skies and sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. It should be a dry day. Temps of 2C to 8C

Friday – A cold day with a risk of frost and ice. Sunshine and cloud but a dry day. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of -1C to 5C

Next weekend – high pressure dominates mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Breezy and a bit milder.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – Welcome to spring

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 9.8C

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle but most places will be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday day – A fine and dry day for most with some decent and prolonged sunshine the best of this in the afternoon. Some light rain and drizzle but this should clear by later morning and most places will stay dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East later in the day. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:22 and 17:55

South Uist – 07:24 and 18:01

A full week ahead forecast to follow.