The mini long range forecast for the Western Isles – 5th August 2021

Good evening all and welcome to the shorter version of our long range forecast. The full in depth forecast will be posted on Sunday.

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.

EC – Monday 9th August to Saturday 14th August

The EC is suggesting low pressure still dominates across the UK on Monday with sunshine and showers for us in the Western Isles with increasing sunshine later in the day with light winds. On Tuesday the EC is showing the first area of low pressure moving away to the North East the next area of low pressure moves in from the West. Showers to start the day but becoming fine dry and sunny later in the day for us in the Western Isles. For the Wednesday an area of low pressure moves in bringing heavy and at times persistent rain across the islands. There would also bring brisk winds. For Thursday the area of low pressure sits across Ireland this will bring brisk winds and spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times with some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Friday the area of low pressure sits close by to the Western Isles with further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds will be brisk at times. Saturday low pressure moves away to gives us fine dry and sunny conditions across the Western Isles.

GFS – Monday 9th August to the Wednesday 18th August.

The GFS is suggesting a brisk airflow across the Western isles with sunshine and cloud for the Monday as high pressure builds across the UK. Tuesday high pressure across much of the UK but a band rain will move across the Western isles after a dry start the rain will be heavy at times. Wednesday heavy rain as band of rain moves across Scotland. Behind it the GFS is suggesting high pressure builds behind with sunshine and cloud with lighter winds. Thursday, Friday and Saturday low pressure sits to the North West with brisk winds sunshine and occasional spells of rain. For the final four days the Sunday and Monday spells of rain with sunny spells and brisk winds. Tuesday and Wednesday suggests high pressure with sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome our featured photo is Dalmore by Laura NicIllInnein

Weather Watch 5th August 2021

Welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some sunny spells. Rain and scattered showers with drizzle in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 16.2C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 – Low pressure dominates the weather across the UK on Friday. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a fairly overcast day with some sunny spells. Rain and showers, these will be heavy at times possibly thundery in nature. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure slowly moves across Scotland. For us in the Western isles we are gong to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times possibly thundery in nature. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure still sits across Scotland and dominates the UK weather on Sunday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times possibly thundery in nature. In between some decent and at times prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds will be predominantly from the West and North West under 20 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Multi Day Met Office weather warnings have been issued for the coming days

Been wet for parts of Scotland so far today

Global Weather News

The Atlantic is waking up from its slumber

Plenty of activity in the Western Pacific

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcome.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing spells of rain which are heavy in places. The cloud is dominating. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 12.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – Once again we are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy and slow moving at times. Some scattered showers which could be thundery at times. The cloud will dominate with some occasional sunny spells. Dry spells in between the rounds of rain. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South East and North East later. Temps of 13C to 18C

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds and some of the showers could be thundery.

Have a great day.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 4th Aug 2021

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles taken by you and shared by us. Between the 26th July and 2nd Aug.

Kirkibost pier – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of outdoors

Sunday from Tolsta Head.

Originally tweeted by Dorothy Ross MacIver (@DorothyMacIver) on August 2, 2021.

MV Loch Seaforth in Stornoway on 26 July

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

Gress – James Iain Macdonald

May be an image of nature, ocean and sky

Geireann Mill, North Uist – Rhona Skivington

May be an image of nature

Vatersay – Sarah Hince

May be an image of nature and body of water

Shawbost – Lynne Matheson

May be an image of coast, ocean and nature

Scarp – Fiona Drane

May be an image of nature and coast

Langass Bear Hunt – Sarah Starky Campbell

May be an image of one or more people, people standing, nature and tree

Vatersay -Cait E Rae

May be an image of ocean, sky and nature

Mallaig to Lochboisdale – Caitlin Nash

May be an image of ocean

Arnish – Jane Maciver

May be an image of nature

Gress – Emma Mackenzie

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

Cuddy Point – Jane Maciver

May be an image of coast and nature

West Beach – Jilly Woods

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

Vaterday – Isabella Edmiston

May be an image of beach and nature

Howmore – Gail Campbell

May be an image of coast and nature

Thank you to everyone who shared photos.

Weather Watch 4th August 2021

Welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a band of rain along the East coast with heavy rain in places. Plenty of cloud elsewhere with some sunshine. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 17C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 – Low pressure sits to the West of Ireland on Thursday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see cloud dominating day with spells of rain and showers. These will be heavy at times with some sunny spells at times. The showers will continue into the evening. Winds will be from the South East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure sits across the UK on Friday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a showery day with sunshine in between. These showers will be heavy again at times possibly thundery. The showers are expected to become more scattered as the day progresses. Winds will be from the South East and North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – A broad area of low pressure sits across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixed day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times merging into some longer spells of rain and will be possibly be thundery at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from variable directions and temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office Thunderstorm warning for Friday into Saturday

A Met office thunderstorm warning is in place until 22:00 for Northern Ireland

A yellow weather warning for rain also in place

This is well worth a read from Dan Holley

Global Weather News

We have tropical storm Lupit

Waterspout in Croatia

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we seeing a mostly overcast morning with some clear skies. Rain and showers. These are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 13.4C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – We are going to see spells of rain which will be showery and at times heavy. Merging into some longer spells of rain. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Showers clearing away into the late evening from the Uist and Barra. Winds if 10 to 30 mph from South and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Thursday – Further rain and showers which again will be heavy. Some sunny spells.

Friday – Overcast with scattered showers.

Saturday- Sunshine and showers possibly thundery.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Increasing rain and showers

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain and scattered showers these heavy in places. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 16.4C

Overnight – We are going to see a mainly overcast night with spells of rain and showers that will be heavy at times. Some clear spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times possibly thundery in nature. Not all will see the showers and will stay dry. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times but still plenty of cloud. A few of the showers into the afternoon could merge into some longer spells of rain for a time. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening — Showers again with some sunny spells. These showers once again heavy. But becoming more confined to Lewis and Harris. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:23 and 21:39

South Uist – 05:32 and 21:38

Thursday – Brisk winds and showers.

Friday and Saturday – Rain and showers with lighter winds but on a positive note warmer….

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 3rd August 2021

Welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain and scattered showers moving across the Western Isles these are heavy in places. Plenty of cloud with some sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 16.4C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 – Weather fronts move in to the West of the UK with high pressure for much of the rest of the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a mainly overcast day with some sunshine at times. A scattering of showers which will occasionally be heavy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure moves across Ireland on Thursday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Especially for the Uist and Barra. The cloud will dominate with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph possibly gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure sits across the UK on Friday. For u s in the Western Isles we are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Still plenty of cloud but where the showers become more scattered we are going to see some decent and at times prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds will be from the East and North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms have been issued for Friday

Global Weather News

Extremely hot temperatures in Greece

A lot of hot temperatures in Europe

Into the tropics

Busy Eastern Pacific

Thank you for reading any feedback is welcome.

Tuesday’s forecast – Showers at times

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mainly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud in places. A few sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 15.7C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered occasionally heavy showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine at times. The cloud will increase in at times. A few scattered showers and these will be heavy at times. A chance of some of the showers will merge into longer spells of rain. But for most, it will be dry. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud again for the evening. Some clear spells of sunset. A few lingering showers with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:21 and 21:41

South Uist – 05:30 and 21:41

3 days ahead

Wednesday and Thursday – Rain and showers heavy at times.

Friday – Overcast scattered showers. Light winds.

Have a great evening.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we seeing a fairly overcast morning with some sunny spells. There is some light rain and drizzle in places. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 11.3C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – A mixed day with rain and drizzle which at times with be heavy. There will be plenty of cloud with some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in between. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Wednesday and Thursday – Rain and showers which will be heavy at times with brisk winds.

Friday – Overcast with scattered showers.

Have a great day.

July 2021 weather stats for the Western Isles.

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

July continued the dry trend across the Western Isles coming in the second driest month of the year so far. We also had the highest temperature of the year so far with 22.8C being recorded at South Uist range. High pressure largely dominated and we did get stuck under a lot of slow moving air which resulted in mist, low cloud and fog.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport had recorded 138.3 hours of sunshine during July. Making it the 3rd sunniest month of the year so far behind April and May. It was also the sunniest July since 2017 which had 166.4 hours of sunshine.

There was just 32.2 mm of rain making it the second driest month of the year so far. It was the driest July since 2000 at the Stornoway Airport where just 22.7 mm of rain fell.

South Uist range recorded 48 mm of rainfall.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles for July

Birkie Hue – 42 mm

Laxdale Harris – 42.2 mm

Mill Croft – 39.6 mm

Daily records

We bagged 3 daily records during July. Sunniest place in the 3rd and 4th July with 7 and 10.7 hours respectively. Wettest place in the UK on the 16th with 0.6 mm of rain. All these occurred at Stornoway Airport.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had no weather warnings during the month of July. 

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 18.

Yellow – 18

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 7

Snow and Ice – 9

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 0

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway – High1 9.7C and low 9.3C

South Uist – High 22.8C – low 10.9C

Temperature graphs for the month for Stornoway and South Uist

Met Office UK wide stats.

This image below highlights how dry it was compared to average across the Western Isles. Large parts of England were above average for rainfall during July.

A map showing the rainfall across the UK versus the average for July 2021. It shows many southern areas had above average rainfall, while western areas, especially Northern Ireland and western Scotland, had below average rainfall.

We were above average for sunshine here in the Western Isles But for many Eastern areas it was well below average.

A map of the UK showing average sunshine duration for regions versus the long term average. The map shows many western areas had above average hours of sunshine in the month, especially western Scotland. Eastern areas have closer to average sunshine hours.

More can be found here https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/

Thank you for reading. Any Feedback is welcome

Weather Watch 2nd August 2021

Welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday evening we are seeing a fine and dry evening across the islands with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of 15.7C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 – A few weather fronts linger across the UK on Tuesday with high pressure across the South. For us in the Western Isles we are one again going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine where the cloud breaks. We are going to see rain and scattered showers which will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A weather front sits across Western parts of the UK on Wednesday with a developing area of low pressure sits to the far South West. For us in the Western Isles another mainly overcast day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. The rain is expected to clear away into the evening to give a mainly dry end to they day. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – The weather front clears the East coast during Thursday and low pressure builds in from the South West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers which occasionally will be heavy. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions and temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Severe flooding IOW today

Flooding in Kent yesterday

This stunning photo

Global Weather News

Heavy rainfall in India

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Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we seeing a mostly overcast start to the day with some sunny spells. Some rain moving into South Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 6.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – A mostly overcast day once again. The cloud will break in some spots to allow for some decent spells of sunshine. Some light rain and drizzle at times but most places will stay dry. a few heavier showers will mve into South Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph from the South East. Temps of 8C to 16C

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Rain and scattered showers

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – Mixed bag

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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 another overcast weekend with limited amounts of sunshine and drizzle at times.

Tuesday – we are expecting to see another overcast day with some sunshine at times. A few scattered showers are expecting to move in during the afternoon. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Wednesday – we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Wind. will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 11C to 19C

Thursday – Another day of sunshine and showers. Once again these will be heavy at times. Some decent spells of sunshine again in the breaks in the cloud. Winds will be from the South and South East around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 11C to 17C

Friday – A day of sunshine and showers once again and these will be occasional heavy. Most frequent across Lewis and Harris. Winds will be from variable directions but mainly from the Noth and North West. Around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 13C to 18C

Next weekend – Lots of uncertainty as yet but increasing winds and risk of further rain on the cards. ( When i see increasing nothing more than 40 mph. )

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!

Mondays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western Isles. Sunday was a difficult forecast the cloud really didn’t break like I hope it would. On this Sunday evening, we are seeing an overcast end to the day with some clear skies. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 13.8C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some scattered mainly light showers. Winds under 10 mph.

Monday – We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. But the cloud will prove stubborn to clear at times. A few spells of light rain and the odd scattered shower are possible. The great risk for Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 8C to 16C coolest temperatures overnight for Lewis.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:19 and 21:43

South Uist – 05:28 and 21:43

Have a great evening. Full week ahead forecast to follow.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 1st August 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 covering from Thursday 5th August until Saturday 14th August.

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.

Thursday 5th August

Some model differences for next Thursday. The EC has a shallow area of low pressure moving into the UK. We are likely to see some heavy and persistent rain moving into the Western Isles with the cloud dominating. Showers into the evening as the heaviest rain clearing away with some brisk winds. The GFS has low pressure broader and deeping running across Northern England and Southern Scotland. This would bring brisk winds and sunshine and showers for us in the Western Isles.

Friday 6th August

Some model differences again for next Friday. The EC has the above area of low pressure moving away before the next broad area of low pressure moves in from the South West of Ireland. For us in Western isles we would see a day of sunshine and showers along with lighter winds. The GFS on the other hand brings the low pressure pivoting across Northern Scotland bringing rain and showers to the Western Isles with brisk winds.

Saturday 7th August

Again model differences for next Saturday as the low pressure system on the EC moves across the whole of the UK expanding as it goes. This will bring rain and showers to the Western Isles but plenty of dry periods the cloud will dominate. Winds will be brisk. The GFS keeps the low pressure to our north bringing a day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times.

Sunday 8th August

Again not much model agreement for next Sunday. The EC brings the low pressure system across the centre of the UK with rain and showers these heavy at times with some sunny spells. Winds easing as the day goes on. The GFS builds in high pressure across the South East of the UK with a South Westerly wind for us in the Western Isles feeding in bands of rain and showers across the Western Isles which would be heavy at times with some decent dry spells in between.

Monday 9th August

A rinse and repeat for next Monday. The EC has low pressure to the North of the UK which will feed and rain and showers across the Western Isles with sunshine and drier conditions in between. Again the GFS has high pressure to the South East of the UK with a brisk South Westerly wind feeding bands of rain and showers across the Western Isles.

Tuesday 10th August

Big model differences for next Tuesday. The EC persists with low pressure close to Northern Scotland this would once again feed rain and showers across the islands. Along with brisk winds. The GFS on the other hand settles things right down with high pressure building across Scotland with a fine dry and sunny day with light winds.

11th, 12th, 13th and 14th August

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So the GFS is suggesting that high pressure will keep conditions fine dry and sunny with light winds before a band of rain moves in to the islands later on the 13th but weakening before high pressure builds back in once again later on the 14th.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome our feature photo comes from Achmore taken by Susanne Erbida

Weather Watch 1st August 2021

Welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing an overcast afternoon with some hazy sunshine in places. Its dry for most. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 13.8C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Monday – Mainly high pressure on Monday with a couple of weather fronts across parts of the UK. For us on the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph. It will be a cool feeling morning with temps into single figures to start the day. Winds will. be from variable directions and temps of 7C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure extends across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are expecting to see another overcast day with some sunshine at times. A few scattered showers are expecting to move in during the afternoon. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A weather front moves across the UK from the West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Wind. will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 11C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A few afternoon storms across parts of the UK.

and a funnel cloud in Kent

Global Weather News

Hilda is a category 1 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we seeing a mostly overcast start to the day with some sunny spells. Some light rain and drizzle but for most, it’s a dry start to the day. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 11.1C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – Another overcast morning with patchy light rain and drizzle. The cloud will start to break as the day goes on and we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine for many. But for some places, the cloud will be stubborn to clear. Mainly dry as the day goes on. Feeling cooler this evening. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North West. Temps of 7C to 16C

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Warmer.

Tuesday and Wednesday – Rain and showers

Have a great day.

Sundays forecast – some sunshine.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening mostly light rain and drizzle. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Mist and low cloud in some costal fringes. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 14.4C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some lingering light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Clouds will prove stubborn to shift in some spots. It should be fine and dry. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 8C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:16 and 21:46

South Uist – 05:26 and 21:45

3 days ahead

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud feeling warm

Wednesday – Scattered showers brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 31st July 2021

Welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday evening we are seeing a an overcast evening for most with rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells but plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 14.4C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Sunday – Weather fronts sit across the Southern half of the UK but the Northern half of the UK is more settled weather high pressure mainly in charge. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see plenty of cloud. But increasing amounts of sunshine with some decent and prolonged afternoon and evening sunshine. Some occasional light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph from the North and Temps of 8C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine but still in places we are going to see stubborn to clear cloud. It should be a dry day but the odd evening shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 7C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Most of the UK is under high pressure but a weather front drifts past the far North of Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fairly overcast day. Some scattered showers. Occasional sunny intervals. Winds will be from the South West or South East under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A brief July weather summary from the Met Office

Global Weather News

Tropical storm Hilda has formed

Amazing photo

Very epic fireball

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