Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles and these are heavy in places. Some sunshine and plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 9.6C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in between these showers. The showers will become more scattered later. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Easing under 20 mph later. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 15C

Tuesday – heavier rain moving in with strong winds after a dry start. Risk of gales.

Wednesday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers.

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud. Breezy.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – Slow improving

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 wet Sunday with Saturday seeing some sunshine.

Tuesday – We are going to see a dry start with heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles later during the afternoon and evening. We are also going to see stronger winds gusting 30 to 45 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 14C

Wednesday – we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Scattered showers which will be occasionally heavy. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in between. Winds will be from the South and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Thursday – A mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some early morning scattered showers. Winds will be from the South West but will shift as the day goes and move to come in from the North West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 8C to 15C

Friday – A fine and dry day across the Western Isles is expected with sunshine and cloud along with light winds under 10 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 8C to 15

Next weekend – Mainly fine and dry with overcast conditions and light winds.

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 – Sunshine and scattered showers.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mainly dry end to the day with some rain and drizzle. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 14.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some scattered occasionally heavy showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some heavy showers moving across the islands. Not everyone will see showers. The showers becoming more scattered into the late afternoon. We are going to see plenty of cloud but some decent and prolonged sunshine in breaking in the cloud. Winds of 10 to 40 mph

Evening – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry but a few lingering showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 8C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:20 and 22:31

South Uist – 04:32 and 22:28

A full week ahead forecast to follow

Weather Watch 13th June 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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday evening we are seeing a band of rain moving across the Western Isles this is heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Todays high of 14.3C

The next 3 days

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

Monday – A cold font clears away South wards. For us in the Western we are going to see rain and showers once again these will be heavy at times. Some sunshine in between the showers with some decent and prolonged sunshine. The showers becoming more scattered as the day goes on. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 8C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The next area of low pressure moves into the UK from the North West. We are going to see a dry start with heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles later during the afternoon and evening. We are also going to see stronger winds gusting 30 to 45 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure sits between us and Iceland and a cold front moves across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Scattered showers which will be occasionally heavy. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in between. Winds will be from the South and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for Wednesday into Friday for Parts of England and Wales.

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Tropical storm Carlos has formed in the Eastern Pacific and is the 3rd name storm of the season for the Eastern Pacific.

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and New Mexico

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 13th June 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 17th June until Saturday 26th June

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 17th June

Some slight model differences for next Monday. The EC has high pressure again across the bulk of the UK with rain and scattered showers across the Western Isles with sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds. Rain and thundery showers across the bulk of the UK. The GFS builds in high pressure across the Western isles with fine dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. With lighter winds. Rain across large parts of the UK with thundery showers.

Friday 18th June

The EC keeps high pressure across the North of the UK with low pressure forming in the North sea bringing rain and thundery showers across parts of England and Wales. For us in the Western Isles it would be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. The GFS has high pressure across the Western Isles with plenty of sunshine and feeling warm light winds. Rain and thundery showers for large parts of England and Wales.

Saturday 19th June

Some model differences for next Saturday. The EC has low pressure both in the Atlantic and the North Sea bringing rain and showers to the UK but for us in the Western Isles it will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. The GFS keeps high pressure in charge across the Western Isles with decent and prolonged sunshine and brisk winds. Rain and showers across large parts of the UK.

Sunday 20th June

More model differences for next Sunday. The EC has low pressure across the UK with rain and showers and these will move across the Western isles and be accompanied by brisk winds. The GFS has high pressure across most of the UK with rain and showers across the Western Isles. An area of low pressure moves to the West of the UK but for most it will be a dry and sunny day.

Monday 21st June

Some good model agreement for next Monday. Both models are suggesting low pressure dominating the weather across the UK. The EC moves the low pressure system northwards across the UK and this would bring rain and blustery winds and this would move across the Western Isles later in the day. The GFS suggests a fine and dry start to the day for the Western isles with an area of low pressure moving across ireland and bringing rain and showers into the Western Isles later in the day. Brisk winds.

Tuesday 22nd June

Some model disagreements for next Tuesday. Firstly the EC the area of low pressure mentioned above moves into the North sea and it would bring spells of rain across the Western Isles which would be heavy at times. Along with brisk winds. The GFS on the other hand moves the area of low pressure southwards so after some morning rain it would become fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds would also ease.

23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th June

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 things become a lot more settled with fine and dry weather with sunshine and cloud.

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Sunday morning briefing

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing brisk winds, rain and drizzle mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Overnight low of 11.9C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – We are going to see rain and drizzle and mist and fog. Some heavier bands of rain will move across the islands during the afternoon and evening. The cloud dominating. Some hazy sunshine. Clearing by late evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 9C to 15C.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Tuesday – heavier rain moving in with strong winds after a dry start.

Wednesday – Windy start easing later with showers.

Have a great day.

Sundays forecast – Misplaced summer

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph and today

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some rain and showers and these will be heavy at times. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Overcast with some hazy sunshine. Rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog patches. Heavier spells of rain at times to the afternoon. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some light rain still and plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West and temps of 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:21 and 22:30

South Uist – 04:32 and 22:27

3 days ahead

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds,

Tuesday – Fine dry and with heavy rain and gales later.

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 12th June 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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle across parts of Lewis and Harris. Its overcast for most with some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Todays high of 15.8C

The next 3 days

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

Sunday – A cold front lingers across the North West of the UK and high pressure over the South East. We are going to see overnight mist and fog with rain and drizzle. Into Sunday the cloud will dominate with rain and showers heavy at times. Hazy sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from South West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – The cold front slides southwards and high pressure builds behind it with the next area of low pressure awaiting in the wings. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. A few scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the West. Temps of 8C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The next area of low pressure moves into the North of the UK with high pressure in the South. We are going to see a dry start but winds increasing as the day goes on with heavy and persistent rain moving in during the evening. Winds gusting to gale force 20 to 40 mph at 50 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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Coldest place in the UK on Friday was Stornoway

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Cold

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with rain and drizzle. Some blue skies. Some mist and fog. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 10.1C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – Some light rain and drizzle scattered showers this morning. Some decent and prolonged sunshine increasing as the day goes on. Cloud moves back in later with further rain and drizzle moving in later. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Sunday – Overcast with spells of rain becoming heavy once again with brisk winds.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Tuesday – heavier rain moving in with strong winds after a dry start.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast- Not great, not Terrible

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing an overcast end to the day with some rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Today’s high of 13.5C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some rain and showers and these will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Largely fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Cloud increases into all parts with some sunshine. Light rain and drizzle moves across the islands. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West and temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:21 and 22:29

South Uist – 04:33 and 22:26

3 days ahead

Sunday – Brisk winds and spells of heavy rain

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds,

Tuesday – Fine dry and with heavy rain and gales later.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 11th June 2021

Welcome to Friday’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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some rain and drizzle. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Todays high of 13.8C

The next 3 days

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 a weather front across Ireland. We are going to see a mainly overcast day with some showers and a few sunny spells. Light Rain and drizzle moving in during the evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure moves close to Iceland. A cold front sits close to North West Scotland. We are going to see an overcast day with rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Early morning mist and fog. Winds will be from the West and South West around 10 to 35 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure builds once again across the UK with a cold front moving southwards. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud across the Western Isles. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Rain and showers. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps. of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing rain across the Western Isles which is heavy in places. Mist and low cloud. Drizzle in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 11.8C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – Rain and showers which is heavy in places will clear away as the morning goes on. Behind it sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Some scattered showers. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Sunday – Overcast with spells of rain becoming heavy once again with brisk winds.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Improving

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain and showers across much of the Western Isles with the cloud dominating. Winds over 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 15.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night with some mist and fog patches. We are going to see some rain and drizzle. This will be heavy at times. Becoming more patchy as the night goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – lingering rain slowly clearing becoming fine dry with sunshine and cloud for most with a few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon and evening – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:29

South Uist – 04:33 and 22:25

3 days ahead

Saturday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers.

Sunday – Rain heavy at times with brisk winds.

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Weather Watch 10th June 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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with rain and drizzle the next band of heavy rain is moving towards the Western Isles. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Todays high of 15.3C

The next 3 days

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 – A cold front moves across the UK. Low pressure system sits close to Iceland. We are going to see overnight rain for the Western Isles. Showers again for the morning but the cloud will start to break. We are going to see mainly fine and dry afternoon and evening with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure builds across the UK but the next area of low pressure system is moving in from the West. We are going to see an overcast day with some rain and drizzle at times but a much drier and brighter with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – The next area of low pressure moves past Iceland and a weather front sits across Northern Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with occasional sunny spells. Some rain and showers. These heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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Todays eclipse

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 10th June 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 Monday 14th June until Wednesday 23rd June

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 14th June

Some good model agreement for next Monday. High pressure sits across the Southern half of the UK. Both the GFS and EC agree that low pressure moves across the North of Scotland. This would bring brisk winds with rain and showers across the Western Isles with some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud.

Tuesday 15th June

Again further good model agreement for next Tuesday. The GFS and EC both show high pressure over the UK with a dry start day across the UK with low pressure moving in from the West. This would bring spells of rain and these will be heavy at times for us in the Western Isles. We will see winds reaching gale force once again gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Wednesday 16th June

Further good model agreement for next Wednesday. High pressure builds across the UK but Scotland effected by a brisk airflow. The above mentioned low pressure system slowly moves away. Rain and showers with sunny spells and brisk winds for the Western Isles. The EC has the low pressure system moving away quicker then the GFS. This would mean the winds ease a little slower.

Thursday 17th June

Some slight model differences for next Thursday. The EC builds high pressure back across Scotland and we would see a day of rain and scattered showers across the Western isles with sunshine and cloud. The winds finally easing. Some sunshine but still plenty of cloud. The GFS keeps the low pressure to our North and this feeds in more rain and showers. A lot less weaker than in previous days and not as strong winds.

Friday 18th June

Further model agreement with the both the GFS and EC suggesting that high pressure will move out into the North Sea and more weather fronts moving in from the West bringing in rain and showers across the Western Isles again. The EC suggests more in the way of cloud then GFS which has more sunshine.

Saturday 19th June

Big model differences for a week on Saturday. The EC brings an area of low pressure into the Western Isles with brisk winds and spells of rain which would be heavy. The GFS builds the low pressure into Ireland and South West england with high pressure building over Scotland and plenty of sunshine and scattered showers.

20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd June

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 things settled a little across the Western isles with sunshine and cloud. But areas of low pressure move into the UK.

Featured photo from Stornoway by Alison Stewart

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing rain across the Western Isles which is heavy in places. Mist and low cloud. Drizzle in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Overnight low of 12.2C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy and at times persistent. The heaviest of the rain clearing away in the late morning and afternoon with some sunshine. Rain and drizzle. Further heavy rain moving in. during the evening a further band of heavy rain moves across the islands. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Friday and Saturday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers.

Sunday – Overcast with spells of rain becoming heavy once again with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Wet and windy

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle across parts of the Western Isles. The cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 14.9C

Overnight – We are going to see rain and drizzle with some mist and fog patches. Some heavier showers at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times. The cloud dominating.

Morning and afternoon – Rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Some showers that will be heavy at times. The cloud dominating but we will see some breaks allowing for some sunny spells at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Evening. – Overcast with some sunny spells. A band of rain and showers is expected to move in. These will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph. Drizzle to end the day.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:28

South Uist – 04:34 and 22:24

3 days ahead

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Rain and showers. Brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 9th June 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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some sunny spells. Some lingering light rain and drizzle but many places are dry now. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Todays high of 14.9C

The next 3 days

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 – Low pressure sits to the North West of the UK. Weather fronts move across the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Mainly overcast with some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph possibly gusting 50 mph for a time. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – A cold front races across the UK with blustery winds. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Some morning rain and drizzle with some scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure starts to build back across the UK. We are going to see an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle into the evening. Some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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Partial Solar Eclipse and how to see it – 10th June 2021

Hello and welcome to this special blog taking a look at the Partial Solar eclipse that will be visible in the UK on Thursday 10th June 2021. It will be visible in the Western Isles but sadly it is looking very cloudy so we may not get to see much. But I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

The best places to see this eclipse will be Greenland, Siberia and Canada along with the North Pole we will see a limited covering here in the UK. The best place will be the far North West of the UK. Unfortunately this is likely to be the part of the UK under the most of the cloud.

This is the BBC Weather video explains more about the solar Eclipse along with some safety tips

Rough timings for us in the Western Isles are

First contact 10:08 am

Max Magnitude 11:19 am

Final Contact 12:35 pm

The image below gives more idea of contact. Please be aware it is based on Central England for timings

The timing and relative positions of the key stages of the 10 June 2021 partial solar eclipse, as seen from central UK. First and last contact overlaps are exaggerated for clarity. Credit: Pete Lawrence / BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Image come from the BBCs sky an night https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/skills/solar-eclipse-10-june-2021/

This great video explains how to see it safely from the Society for popular Astronomy

Some more timings for across the UK

More here https://www.popastro.com/main_spa1/blog/2021/06/02/get-ready-for-the-eclipse-of-the-year/?fbclid=IwAR1wGrZnA_qr_fkCrdlDWgrDUvBTTzEsv3WmfWjiOlYOCKCSIB0oSNg03Y8

The last partial solar eclipse in the UK was 2015 with some 80% of the sun was covered. We are expecting a maximum of 50% this year. Here is some photos from 2015

Here is the latest from the Met Office

The forecast for the Western Isles is looking mainly overcast. There is a chance of some breaks in the cloud with some fleeting sunny spells but we could even see some rain. Typical really for us when anything nice happens in the sky we get cloud. If you do manage to capture anything please let us know and share photos with us. We would be grateful.

Thanks for reading. Keep your fingers crossed the cloud breaks

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, We are seeing an overcast morning with spells. of rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. The rain is heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 12.3C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – A cloud dominated day once again. Spells of rain will move across the islands which will be heavy at times. Some. of it will be persistent at times. The rain clears slowly into the afternoon and evening but some lingering drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. possibly gusting 50 mph for a time. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Thursday – Rain and showers with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph

Friday and Saturday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers.

Have a great day.