Thursday forecast – heavy rain later

Good afternoon Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing some rain across the Uists and Barra. Drier for lewis and Harris with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Today’s high of 10.3C and winds are under 20 mph.

Overnight – A mainly fine and dry night with a few scattered showers. Some clear skies and variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Morning. – Rain will move into South Uist and Barra and will extend Northward and become heavier. We are going to see sunshine and dry conditions for Lewis and Harris with the odd scattered shower. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Afternoon and evening – The rain extends into all areas and will be heavy at times. Slow moving and eventually clearing as the evening goes on. Some light rain and drizzle with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South East and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:35 and 16:42

South Uist – 07:36 and 16:50

3 days ahead

Friday – Mainly fine and dry with a few scattered showers and plenty of sunshine. Brisk winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Saturday – Heavy rain and breezy with winds gusting 40 mph.

Sunday – Further heavy rain and strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 28th October 2020

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 a few scattered showers. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Today high of 10.3C so far today. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph strongest for the Uists and Barra.

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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Thursday – A fine and dry start to the day on Thursday for the Western Isles. an area of low pressure will move in off the Atlantic. Here 985 mb. We are going to see some morning sunshine. Cloud will increase with rain moving in during the afternoon and this will be heavy at times. It will clear away during the evening. Some mist and fog patches are possible. Winds will be gusting 30 to 40 mph. Strongest of the winds for the Uists and Barra. WInds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Will be a much more settled day. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. We are going to see brisk winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. A few scattered showers. Most of these will be in the morning. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – A lot of uncertainty as to where the area of low pressure will be. Some model guidance is suggesting a deep area of low pressure moving across the Western Isles bringing Strong winds and rain. However some model guidance is suggesting lighter winds with some rain. Hopefully we will have a clearer picture tomorrow.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Thursday rain will move across the UK with strong winds. Weather warnings have been issued more below. Friday more rain for Wales and South West England. Most of the UK will be fine and dry with sunshine and scattered showers. Low pressure in charge on Saturday with strong winds and heavy rain for most of the UK.

UK Weather News

Fairly large hail has fallen in Cirencester earlier today – Image from Laura Thornton.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain for the end of the week. The warning for parts of England and Wales has been updates for Thursday.

This is the chiefs forecast for the above warning

Weather warning have also been issued for SW Scotland and I have done a blog on it which can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/10/28/multi-day-met-office-warnings-for-south-west-scotland/

For the very latest updates on the warnings from the Met Office follow this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-29&id=6e81cb4e-6f4b-4954-a733-a2969ef53885

Some 98 foot waves have been recorded out in the Atlantic

Global Weather News

Damage from Hurricane Zeta in Mexico and it will make landfall on the Gulf Coast later today

and this from Yesterday

Damage from Typhoon Molave in Vietnam

In Australia there has been some severe storms this image was beautifully captured.

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Multi Day Met Office warnings for South West Scotland.

Good afternoon all. An extra update this afternoon as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for parts of Scotland on Thursday and Friday.

The first warning covers Thursday from 0900 Thursday until 23:59 on Thursday evening.

The full text from the chief forecaster for the above warning

Please follow this link here for the very latest warnings and updates from the Met Office https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-29&id=727989e6-ebde-4d20-9df5-7c9ec9a1ad7c&details

The Met Office has also issued warnings for Saturday 31st and November 1st for a larger area of Scotland which includes Scotland.

This warning will undoubtedly be updated in the coming days so please again use this link for the very latest updates. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-31&id=c03976e0-182b-4cf3-8c58-b2ce64222d93

Western Isles

For us in the Western Isles. NO warnings as of 1200 on the 28th October have been issued for the Western Isles.

We are going to see further spells of rain but this at this stage fall below warning criteria. We are likely to see 20 to 30 mm of rain widely between now and late Sunday with some spots seeing 40 to 45 mm.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing showers around. some of these are heavy in places. We are seeing some clear skies and cloud. Some sunny spells. Overnight low of 7.6C. Winds under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris gusting 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Today – We are going to see sunshine and squally showers. These will be heavy at times. These could merge for a time into some longer spells of time. We are going to see some decent spells of sunshine in between. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Strongest across the Uists and Barra.

Thursday – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph again possibly reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. Some sunshine in the morning.

Friday – Mainly dry with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Sunny spells. Mainly dry.

Saturday – Heavy rain and strong winds. Lots of uncertainty yet as to how much rain and how strong the winds will be.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Sunshine and showers.


Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mainly dry end to the day as the main band of rain has moved away. Some clear skies and a few scattered showers. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Today’s high of 10.1C. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 35 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Overnight – We are going to see some showers these heavy at times but fairly well scattered. Some clear skies and cloud. Overnight low of 4C to 5C Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and squally showers. Heavy at times. Fairly well scattered but most frequent across the Uists and Barra. Some decent spells of sunshine. Wind gusting 20 to 40 mph strongest for the Uists and Barra.

Evening – Further squally showers heavy at times. Merging into some longer spells of rain. Some clear skies and variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South West and temps of 4C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:32 and 16:45

South Uist – 07:32 and 16:52

3 days ahead

Thursday – Dry start with heavy rain moving in later. Brisk winds.

Friday – Mainly fine and dry with some sunshine.

Saturday – Heavy rain and gales possible some uncertainty yet.

Have a good evening.

Weather Watch 27th October 2020

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 rain across much of the Western Isles. Heavy in spots. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Today’s high of 10C 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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Wednesday – Lwo pressure sits out in the Atlantic. We are going to see brisk winds. With spells of rain which will be heavy at times. The strongest winds and the heaviest of the rain across the Uists and Barra. Blustery for lewis and Harris with less rain here. Some sunny spells. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 7C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Again low pressure dominates. 982 mb. This will bring heavy rain later in the day. After a dry start with some sunshine. We will see some heavy and persistent rain moving in during the late afternoon and into the evening. Winds to 20 mph gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South East and temps of 5C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure moves away on Friday and things become more settled. It will stay quite breezy with winds gusting 30 mph. A few scattered light showers. Some sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Wednesday wet in the West drier in the East with scattered showers. Heavy rain moving into Northern Ireland later. Thursday dry for South East England rain for North West England and Wales heavy here weather warning issued more below. More rain for Scotland. Friday becoming drier and brighter with sunshine. But further rain for parts of Wales but clearing away later.

UK Weather News

Lucky for us we are just getting a little rain today with the passage of this cloud today as it is very stormy out in the atlantic with the remnants of Epsilon

A beautiful sunrise from Harris this morning

The Met Office have updated the yellow weather warning for rain for Thursday into Friday for North West England and parts of Wales

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-29&id=6e81cb4e-6f4b-4954-a733-a2969ef53885&details

Global Weather News

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on the Yucatan last night

Josh Morgerman (Icyclone ) was in the centre of Zeta as it made landfall.

Typhoon Molave make landfall on Vietnam in the next 24 hours.

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Tuesday’s forecast – Rain for a time

Good Evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing rain across Lewis and Harris. Drier across the Uists and Barra with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 10 mph. Todays high off 11.1C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers. It’s going to be a chilly night. Temps down to 2/3C in some spots with some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a band of rain moving across the Western Isles. The rain will occasionally heavy. Before and after the band of rain moves in we are going to see overcast conditions with some sunny spells. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Evening – The band of rain is expected to have cleared. However, in its wake, we are going to see a mixture of clear skies and showers. Some of these becoming increasingly heavy. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South East but will shift to come from the South West later.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:30 and 16:47

South Uist – 07:31 and 16:54

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Thursday – Heavy rain at times. Overcast with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph possibly a 60 mph in the late evening.

Friday – Windy and showery start but winds ease down with increasing funshine later.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 26th October 2020

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 showers heavy in places but most are seeing dry conditions with clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Today’s high of 11.1C

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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Tuesday – Low pressure sits to our west 943 mb. A weather front will bring some rain during Tuesday. It should be a mainly dry night. Chilly with some mist and fog patches. We are going to see rain and showers during the day. Some longer spells of rain during the afternoon. Plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris but gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Winds will be from the South East but shifting South West later. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure still sits to our West 964 mb. We are going to see spells of rain that will be heavy at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine with variable amount of cloud. We are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph Some gustes in excess of 40 mph cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – a new area of low pressure will form and bring stronger winds and spells of rain on Thursday. The rain will be heavy at times especially in the afternoon and evening. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph at times gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from South West and temps of 7C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Tuesday a band of rain will move across the UK and will be heavy at times with blustery winds strongest in the West. Showers thereafter in the West but becoming drier in the East. Wednesday for most a dry day with scattered showers with more rain for North West Scotland and the far South West of England. Spells of heavy rain on Thursday with the heaviest for North West Scotland and England and parts of Wales with warnings issued more below.

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning has been issued for rain for parts of Wales and Northwest England.

the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-29&id=6e81cb4e-6f4b-4954-a733-a2969ef53885&details

Stunning Aurora from Shetland last night

There was a possible Tornado in Littlehampton over the weekend. Unfortunately this newspaper refers to it as a Mini Hurricane which is wrong on so many levels.

https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/littlehampton-street-devastated-mini-hurricane-everything-was-shaking-3014447?fbclid=IwAR1ClrgBJJekksFy5NHhQ4Jnbf6R0B_XRy9aJGaF0tZQDlGFZHDiRQRmYMU

Global Weather News

Typhoon Molave is heading towards Vietnam and will bring further strong winds and rain to an area that has suffered a lot of extensive flooding recent weeks.

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane later today

There is also early season snow in Oklahoma today

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The last 7 days of photos 26th October

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles shared by you to us.

Sidinish Locheport – Pam MacPherson

Vatisker – Gill Thompson

Bernera – Isi Oakley

Point – Kevin Haswell

Vatersay – Floraidh Macleod

Cula Bay – Catherine MacDougall

Northbay – Rachael Saunders

Shawbost – Alasdair Macleod

Sollas – Rhona Skivington

Castle ground – Gill Thompson

Upper Coll – Nikki Crabtree

Castle grounds – Janet Morrison

Laxdale – Jennifer Howie

Garry Beach – Claire Coldock

The Minch, MV Hebridean Isles freight service 23.10.20

Originally tweeted by Louise MacAulay (@louise_macaulay) on October 25, 2020.

S.Uist hills from Lìonacleit, Benbecula
22nd October 14:35.

Originally tweeted by Duncan Rowe (@DCFRowe) on October 25, 2020.

Taken in Rhenigidale Harris on Tuesday. Love Autumn

Originally tweeted by Wendy Gorman@wendyg (@66248109eb7f43a) on October 26, 2020.

Friday on Great Bernera

Originally tweeted by Shelley Cooper (@Madcow20) on October 26, 2020.

Rainbow over Garyvard this week

Originally tweeted by David Simpson (@DavidSimpson108) on October 25, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing bands of showery rain moving across the Western Isles. These heavy and persistent in places. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph strongest across the Uists and Barra. Overnight low of 7.6C

Across the Highlands and Islands on Sunday South Uist had the highest maximum temperature of 11.1C

Today – We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some decent spells of sunshine. Prolonged spells of sunshine for a time. Showers becoming more scattered later. Drier with clear skies and cloud this evening. Winds gusting 40 mph. Winds under 20 mph into this evening.

Tuesday – Overcast dry start to the day. We are going to see longer spells of rain during the afternoon. Winds under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris gusting 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Thursday – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph again possibly reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – further spells of rain and wind.

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. The weekend has been wet and windy with thunderstorms. This next week will be unsettled once again. Nothing significant but more rain and wind.

Tuesday – a mixed day with rain and blustery winds. The heaviest if the rain will be across the Uists and Barra. Some sunny spells at times. We are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. For Lewis and Harris overcast with winds gusting 40 mph. Winds will be from the South East and South West. Temps of 5C to 12C

Wednesday – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Showers again which will be heavy at times. Some sunny intervals at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Thursday – Dry and sunny start. Rain will move in later which will become heavy as the evening goes on. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South West and South East. Temps of 6C to 12C

Friday – Another wet day. Spells of rain which will be heavy at times and some sunny spells. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. In the early hours gusting 50 mph. Temps of 5C to 12C

Next weekend – Saturday largely fine and dry. Rain and gales for Sunday.

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 – Staying unsettled

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening, we are seeing further spells of showery and squally rain. Gusty winds and some clear spells. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph wind some gusts reaching 50 mph. Today’s high of 11C

Overnight – We are going to see some rain and showers. Rain heavy at times and some of the showers could be thundery at times. Some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph the odd gust reaching 50 mph cannot be ruled out.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and showers. These again heavy at times but becoming more scattered as the day goes on. It will stay fairly windy with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph but easing as we go into the evening. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud.

Evening – a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few lingering showers but most places are expected to stay dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:28 and 16:50

South Uist -07:29 and 16:57

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 25th October 2020

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

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers with bands of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Winds have been gusting 30 to 45 mph and some gusts reaching 50 to 55 mph for the Uists and Barra. Today’s high of 11C

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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Monday – The low pressure system slowly clears away to our East. In its wake we are still going to see further showery conditions. These showers heavy at times. We are going to see winds coming from the North and North west gusting 30 to 40 mph. Some sunny spells at times. Becoming drier and cooler later with temps of 3C to 11C

High pressure briefly builds with two areas of low pressure out in the Atlantic.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – a mixed day as a deep area of low pressure in the Atlantic and its associated weather fronts bring us rain and blustery winds. The heaviest if the rain will be across the Uists and Barra. Some sunny spells at times. We are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. For Lewis and Harris overcast with winds gusting 40 mph. Winds will be from the South East and South West. Temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure to our West 957 mb. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Showers again which will be heavy at times. Some sunny intervals at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Monday rain and showers for the West these fading later. Drier and brighter for the East of the UK. On Tuesday a band of rain sweeps across the UK. Heaviest for North East of Scotland. Showers in the wake of the band of rain. Wednesday sunshine and showers with the most frequent in the West and the best of the drier and brighter weather in the East of the UK.

UK Weather News

Todays view from space from the Met Office

Lighting strike in Gosport earlier.

Global Weather News

We have tropical storm Zeta the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

We also have Typhoon Molave making landfall on the Philippines today.

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 25th October 2020

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 Thursday 29th October until Saturday 7th November.

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 which is based in Reading and the GFS 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 29th October

Some model disagreement for the forecast for Thursday and area of low pressure moves in from the South. The GFS is bring the low pressure system across Scotland with more in the way of rain for the Western Isles. This would result in blustery winds. The EC has a shallower and slower moving an area of low pressure stalling out West of Ireland and this would result in more fine dry and settled conditions for us. Some rain at times but mainly dry.

Friday 30th October

Good model agreement with Fridays forecast with blustery winds and rain. As low pressure systems feed up from the South. Heavy rain at times with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Heaviest of the rain for the Uists and Barra as high pressure builds to our South and allows low pressure systems and rain to feed in from the South East.

Saturday 31st October

Good model agreement of a wet start to the day on Saturday. High pressure builds in briefly. This will calm things down and bring lighter winds and dry conditions. Eyes turn to the West for later in the day. Low pressure out in the Atlantic. The EC has it to our West 947 mb and the GFS has it more to our South West and further out to sea.

Sunday 1st November

EC suggests the low pressure system mentioned above moves in and would bring us some heavy rain across the Western Isles for much of the day. Showery rain once the rain clears away and we would see strong winds as the low pressure system scoots past us. The GFS suggests a double whammy. The first area of low pressure our far west and associated fronts bringing strongs winds and rain. This clears away. Before the next area of low pressure system moves in bringing more in the way of wind and rain as we go overnight into Monday.

Monday 2nd November

Once again model differences with the EC suggesting a blustery Westerly and South Westerly airflow with rain and showers. These would be heavy and from this you would see some snow over higher ground on the mainland. The GFS indicates an area of low pressure deepening close to Ireland and we would see heavy rain and strengthening winds and as the area of low pressure deepened and moved Northwards.

Tuesday 3rd November

Again further model differences with the EC suggesting a showery airflow across the Western Isles. Heavy showers and blustery winds. The GFS continues with the above mentioned area of low pressure Sweeping past the Western Isles it would bring us heavy rain and strong winds.

4th, 5th, 6th and 7th November

Now this really the long range. So really is take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. At this long range the GFS a mixed pattern is highlighted with some further spells of rain but less frequent then in the previous time frames and there are some hints that high pressure may move in and settle things down for a time.

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning we are seeing spells of rain. Heavy in places. Squally showers and some of these could be thundery with hail mixed in. Overnight low of 7.1C and winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Today – We are going to see rain and showers. Merging into some longer spells of rain at times. Some of the showers thundery with rain and hail. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Some decent spells of sunshine in between. Temps of 6C to 11C but feeling colder in the wind chill. Winds easing under 20 mph this evening,

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds gusting 30 mph. Feeling cool.

Tuesday – Overcast day with some showers. Heavy rain at times later. Brisk winds.

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Have a great day.

The first flex of the muscles from the Atlantic this season.

Good evening. Yes it is a Saturday night and I am blogging about the weather. Not much else to do on a Saturday night given the current situation with COVID. Anyway enough about that.

So we are seeing further bands of heavy rain moving across the islands this evening. We have seen thundery showers and even a few power cuts.

This is a recent radar grab

image from Netweather

We also have 3 of the highest winds speeds across the UK today as of 2200 in the top 15.

Our first 60 mph of the season.

image from Netweather

Also been quite a few lightning strikes as well

Image from Netweather

A power cut for Point and Sandwick earlier this evening. SSE issued a statement.

Hopefully all properties have the power back soon.

In case you missed it here is Sundays forecast

https://westernislesweather.com/2020/10/24/sundays-forecast-more-of-the-same/

and finally this beautiful rainbow was captured in Harris today. Once again showing beauty in the raging storm

Have a great evening.

Sunday’s forecast – More of the same.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing heavy and squally showers moving across the Western Isles. Some of these are thundery with hail mixed in. Winds have been gusting 40 to 55 mph. Todays high so far of 10.7C

Overnight – We are going to see further squally showers. Heavy at times. A risk of them being thundery with a hail mixed in. Some clear spells in between and winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – More squally showers, Heavy at times and they will merge into some longer spells of rain which will be persistent at times. Some of the squally showers could be thundery. Some sunny spells in between the showers and the rain. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Evening – Yeah no respite we are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Squally showers. Some clear spells. Again heavy and thundery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:25 and 16:52

South Uist – 07:27 and 16:59

3 days ahead

Monday – Sunshine and cloud breezy and chilly with a few scattered showers.

Tuesday – Blustery winds and showers. These heavy at times.

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds,

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 24th October 2020

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

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing strong winds and sunshine and showers. These showers heavy with some hail and sleet mixed in. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph reaching 60 mph for the Uists and Barra. Todays high of 10.7C

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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Sunday – Low pressure remains in charge on Sunday. Sitting to the West of Scotland. We are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. A chance of some gusts reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. We are going to see further squally showers. Some longer spells of rain. Winds of 7C to 12C and winds from the South and South West.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure is still in charge but this low pressure system is lot weaker by this point. We are going to see some sunshine and cloud. A few spells of rain in the morning. Winds will gust 20 to 30 mph and from the North. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Quite a bit of uncertainty yet with the middle of the week. Two areas of low pressure. It will be windy at times gusting 30 to 40 mph. Outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells at times. Winds will be from the South West and South East. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Saturday heavy rain for most becoming drier and brighter in the East. Rain into the West. Strong winds for most gales in the North West of Scotland. Monday mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Some morning showers and heavy rain which will clear away. Tuesday heavy rain will move across the UK behind it showery with blustery winds and gales in the North West.

UK Weather News

Been some very heavy showers moving across the UK today

Global Weather News

Hurricane Epsilon have weakened a lot and carries on moving Northwards.

A stunning Sprite captured recently in the USA

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day. Winds gusting 59 to 60 mph. The overnight high of 63 mph. We are seeing some heavy and squally showers moving across the Western Isles. Overnight low of 7.5C

Across the Highlands and island on Friday South Uist was the wettest with 11.8 mm of rain and Stornoway Airport was the sunniest with 2.6 hours of sunshine.

Today – We are going to see a windy day. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. The odd 60 mph gust cannot be ruled out. We are going to see squally showers these heavy and the odd rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out. In between some decent sunshine in between. Today’s high of 11C

Sunday – Sunshine and showers with some heavy spells of rain at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Monday – Some overnight rain. Becoming fine and dry later with plenty of sunshine. Feeling chilly and breezy.

Tuesday – Overcast day with some showers. Heavy rain at times later. Brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Windy and wet

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a mainly fine and dry end to the day. A few scattered showers around with plenty of clear skies. Cloud moving into the Uists and Barra. Winds under 10 mph for much of Lewis and Harris but strong gusting 30 mph for the Uists and Barra. Today’s high of 11.2C but under clearing skies over Lewis and Harris temps have dropped below 5C

Overnight – We are going to see some heavy rain sweep across the Western Isles. It will be persistent at times. Some hail and the odd rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out. Winds will ramp up. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Winds gusting 60 to 65 mph during the middle of the morning.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and squally showers. These heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in between. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph in some more exposed locations.

Evening – Further spells of rain. Heavy at times. Some squally showers. Some clear spells in between the showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 11C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:23 and 17:55

South Uist – 08:25 and 18:02

3 days ahead

Sunday – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Sunshine and showers with longer spells of rain which are heavy at times.

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds

Tuesday – Blustery winds with showers and mainly overcast.

Have a great evening.