Weather Watch 14th May 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 Afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Best of the sunshine for North Uist. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 11.1C

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 – Low pressure sits to the West of the with weather fronts across the country. We are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. It should be dry. Winds of 10 to 25 mph. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits across South West England. Winds for us in the Western isles will be light. A day of sunshine and cloud with some drizzle. Feeling on the cool side. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure sits to the West of the UK. We are going to see an overcast day with the cloud dominating and some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells. Winds will be light under 10 mph from variable directions. Temps of 6C to 1 1C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has been issued for Northern Ireland for today

more here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-05-14

Global Weather News

Sad news from India

A storm has formed in the Arabian Sea

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, We are seeing a mainly overcast morning with some sunshine and cloud. Some rain and drizzle for Northern Lewis. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 7.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low.

Today – The bulk of the Western Isles will stay fine and dry today with sunshine and cloud. The cloud will dominate for most. Rain and drizzle across Northern Lewis this morning and some scattered showers moving in Uist and Barra into the afternoon and evening. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Saturday, Sunday and Monday. – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Feeling cool.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud. Rain later

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 12.5C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Hazy sunshine at times. Some decent spells of sunshine where the cloud breaks. Rain moving late afternoon into Barra. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud for Lewis and Harris. The cloud increases and some rain and showers move into Uists and Barra. This will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 6C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:02 and 21:42

South Uist – 05:12 and 21:41

3 days ahead

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud. Light winds. Still on the cool side.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 13th May 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 a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Light winds and a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 12.5C

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 – Settled across most of the UK with weather fronts across South West England and Wales. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. The odd scattered shower. Winds will be from the East and North East around 5 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure sits to the West of the UK. It will bring blustery winds and spells of rain. But for us in the Western Isles we should see fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Light winds and should be mainly dry. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph and temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits over the Southern half of the UK. More settled of the North. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph and temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Been a wet spell across South West England

Global Weather News

Tropical development in the indian Ocean

Great photo

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 13th May 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 17th May until Wednesday 26th May

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 17th May

Some slight model differences for next Monday. The EC has low pressure close to the Western Isles and low pressure dominating the weather across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we will stay fine and dry apart from the odd scattered shower. Feeling on the cool side. Now the GFS suggests that low pressure is also close by to the Western Isles but this would be weaker and less in the way of rain. For us in the Western Isles it suggests a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Tuesday 18th May

Some good model agreement for next Tuesday. The EC sets up a cold airflow across the UK. We are going to see rain and showers moving down across the Western Isles. Brisk winds with some sunny spells. Now the GFS also sets up a cold airflow moving down across the Western Isles but it expected to be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Before rain moving in later in the day. Feeling cold.

Wednesday 19th May

Again some model agreement. The EC still the cold airflow across the Western Isles with rain and showers moving down from the North. Some decent spells of sunshine before high pressure builds across the North West later in the day with sunshine. The GFS also has the colder air flow coming down from the North with plenty of sunshine and a few scattered showers but mainly dry.

Thursday 20th May

Model differences for next Thursday. The EC moves in an area of low pressure across the UK. This would bring blustery winds and spells of rain which will be heavy at times across the Western isles with some sunny spells. The GFS on the other hand brings spells of rain across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we should see fine and dry conditions with some sunshine and cloud.

Friday 21st May

Again more model differences for next Friday. The EC keeps low pressure across the UK with spells of rain and showers for the Western Isles with brisk winds. These showers would be heavy at times. The GFS keeps a colder airflow across the UK. For us in the Western isles we should see mainly fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers.

Saturday 22nd May

Again model differences for next Saturday. The EC has rain and showers across the UK. These across the Western Isles will be heavy at times with blustery winds and spells of sunshine. The GFS has a slack airflow across the UK with sunshine and cloud and a few scattered showers across the Western Isles. Winds will be lighter according to the GFS.

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

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS for the final four days of this period that further areas of low pressure systems will move across the Western Isles and this would bring further rain and blustery winds.

The featured photo is Eoligarry taken by Frances Buchanan

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, We are seeing a mainly overcast morning with some scattered showers but most places are dry. Some sunny spells mainly hazy sunshine. Overnight low of 7.9C. Winds under 20 mph.

Today’s pollen forecast is Low.

Today – The bulk of the Western Isles will stay fine and dry today with sunshine and cloud. The cloud will dominate for most. Some scattered rain and showers. Some drizzle at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North East. Temps of 6C to 13C

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Mainly fine and dry sunny with brisk winds feeling cool.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud

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Good evening Western isles On this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. The cloud is dominating with some clear spells. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 10.7C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers occasionally heavy. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Thursday day – We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine in places. The cloud will struggle to clear for large parts of Lewis and Harris. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but it should be mainly dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North East and temps of 6C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:05 and 21:40

South Uist – 05:14 and 21:39

3 days ahead

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud. Light winds feeling cool.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 12th May 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 rain and showers moving across the Western isles. The cloud is dominating with some clear spells. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 10.7C

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 across Southern England. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North East and temps of 6C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure builds across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure for Northern UK and the next low pressure system moves in from the West. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud with light winds. Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

So tragic

Stormy skies on Monday

A funnel cloud in Northern Ireland today

Global Weather News

A great photo

This has developed in the Western Pacific and could form into a tropical storm in the coming days

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, We are seeing yet another band of rain moving across the Western Isles which is bringing heavy rain and brisk winds. Overnight low of 7,6C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low.

Today – We are going to see spells of rain heavy at times which will move across the Western Isles these will be slow moving. We could see the odd rumble of thunder. Some sunshine at times but the cloud will dominate. The best of the sunshine for the Uist and Barra. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North East. Temps of 6C to 10C

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry. Winds from the North East.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Sunshine and showers.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we a dry end to the day with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 11.8C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some rain and drizzle. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Wednesday day – We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some showers with some of these being heavy at times. Some rain and drizzle. The cloud will dominate. Not all will see rain and some places will stay dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:07 and 21:38

South Uist – 05:16 and 21:37

3 days ahead

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 11th May 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 3rd May and 10th May.

Huisinis – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of nature

Stornoway – Jess O’Loughlin

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

Stornoway Harbour – 7 May

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on May 9, 2021.

Last Saturday 6.30 pm and last Friday 6:30 pm

Originally tweeted by Peter Brown (@peterbrownbarra) on May 10, 2021.

Cleat Isle of barra

Originally tweeted by Allan And Fay (@AllanAndFay1) on May 10, 2021.

Loch Roisneabhat – Alasdair Macleod

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

Culla Bay – Lena Macpherson

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

Scarista – Dina Calvert

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

North Lochboisdale – Fiona Macdonald

May be an image of twilight, cloud, nature and mountain

Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minion

May be an image of nature, beach and ocean

Barra Airport – Christine Galbraith

May be an image of outdoors

Eoligarry – Frances Buchanan

May be an image of animal and nature

West beach Vatersay

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

Castle grounds – Angie Currie

May be an image of dog, grass and nature

Bosta – Iona Cameron

May be an image of nature and coast

Cromore – Macie Cameron Macaulay

May be an image of outdoors

Vatersay – Rachael Saunders

May be an image of coast and nature

Cross Street – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of body of water and nature

Castlebay – Joan Irvin

May be an image of nature and castle

Swainbost – Fiona O’connor

May be an image of nature

Kinloch – Jennifer Fraser

May be an image of nature

Thank you everyone who shared photos.

Weather Watch 11th May 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 from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain across a bulk of the Western isles drier for South Uist and Barra with sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 11.8C so far.

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

Wednesday – Low pressure still sits across the UK. We are going to see an overcast day with some rain and drizzle. Some heavier spells of rain during the afternoon most frequent across Lewis and Harris. Some sunny spells and hazy sunshine but mainly overcast. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure still sits across the UK with more weather fronts. In the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered morning showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the East and North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure builds across the UK with a few weather fronts lingering across the UK. In the Western Isles we are expecting to see a fine dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some light rain cannot be ruled out. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another day of thundery showers

Thunderstorms leave hail in Bala

Global Weather News

Severe storms in China

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Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, We are seeing a mixed start to the day. Rain and drizzle for Uist and Barra. Drier with sunny spells for Lewis and showers for Harris. Overnight low of 8.5C. Winds under 20 mph.

Today’s pollen forecast is Low.

Today – A band of rain is moving across the Western Isles it will move across the islands slowly today clearing Lewis and Harris this evening. Some morning sunshine and then brighter and sunnier weather when the rain clears in the late afternoon and evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph Winds will be from the South and North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Wednesday – Rain and showers with brisk winds.

Thursday and Friday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Oh boy more rain

Good evening Western isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Further showers these heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 12.0C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A band of rain will sweep across the Western Isles which will bring heavy rain across the Western Isles at times. Light rain for the early morning and late afternoon. The cloud will dominate with some sunshine at times. Once the rain clears we should see increasing sunshine. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Evening – Mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and lighter winds. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:09 and 21:36

South Uist – 05:18 and 21:35

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Rain and showers with brisk winds.

Thursday and Friday – Mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud.

Have a great evening.

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

On this Monday evening we are seeing heavy rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. These are thundery in places. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 12C

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

Tuesday – Low pressure sits close to Ireland. We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times during the late morning and early afternoon. Drier later with some sunny spells but the cloud mainly dominating. Winds will be from the South East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 7C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure sits across Northern Scotland. We are going to see morning rain and showers. These will be heavy at times. Becoming drier later with sunshine and scattered showers. The cloud dominating but the best of the sunshine will come later in the day. Winds will be the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Several areas of low pressure sit over the UK with weather fronts. A few scattered morning showers. We are going to see a mainly overcast day. It should be mainly dry after the morning showers clear. Some sunshine at times. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Plenty of thundery skies around today

Some nice mammatus clouds today

Global Weather News

Mental lightning in Florida called this

The latest on tropical storm Andres

Snow in Portugal today

The week ahead forecast – Changeable

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 grey and wet weekend.

Tuesday – We will see a cloud dominated day. Some early morning rain and drizzle before further showers and longer spells of rain move in during the afternoon and early evening. Winds will be from the South East around 20/30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph for a time. Temps of 6C to 12C

Wednesday – we are expecting to see a better day. It’s going to be a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. But most places are expected to stay dry. Winds will be from the North East around 10/30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13

Thursday – A mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered afternoon showers but most places are expected to be dry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Friday – A day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers once again. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North East. Temps of 6C to 10C

Next weekend – Brisk winds with sunshine and cloud.

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 – Rain and showers.

Good evening Western isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain across the bulk of the Western isles. This is heavy and persistent in places. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 10.9C

Overnight – We are going to see showers and these will be heavy at times. The cloud dominating with some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – We are going to see again a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Showers and some longer spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some of these showers have the potential to be thundery. The greatest risk will be over mainland Scotland but we could see some in the Western Isles. Some hail mixed in. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 6C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:11 and 21:33

South Uist – 05:20 and 21:33

A full week ahead forecast to follow.

Have a great evening.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, We are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers and these are heavy in places. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra. Overnight low of 9.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low.

Today – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. We are going to see some rain and showers. These will be heavy at times possibly thundery. Not all will see showers. Becoming drier into the late evening. Winds will be from the South East to the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 14C

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers. Breezy.

Wednesday – Overnight rain becoming drier later.

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry.

Have a great day.

Weather Watch 9th May 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 afternoon we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles this is heavy in places. The cloud is dominating. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 10.9C so far.

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 – low pressure sits close to Ireland and dominates the UK weather. For us overnight into Monday, we are going to see an overcast night. A scattering of showers and these could be heavy at times but for most, it’s expected to be dry. Winds gusting 30/40 mph but easing as the day goes on. Monday itself will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will occasionally be heavy at times. Not all will see showers.  Becoming drier into the late evening. Winds will be Friday. Winds will ease under 20 mph. A milder day with temps of 6C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure still close to Ireland. We will see a cloud dominated day. Some early morning rain and drizzle before further showers and longer spells of rain move in during the afternoon and early evening. Winds will be from the South East around 20/30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph for a time. Temps of 6C to 12C 

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – low pressure still remains in charge of the weather across the UK. For us in the Western isles we are expecting to see a better day. It’s going to be a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. But most places are expected to stay dry. Winds will be from the North East around 10/30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C 

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Finally the UK well in most places has seen some warmer weather

It was a wet 24 hours across Wales

Global Weather News

The first named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season had formed Andres

Thunderstorms in Malaga

and a waterspout

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 9th May 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 13th May until Saturday 22nd May

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 13th May

there is good model agreement next Thursday from both the GFS and the EC both suggesting that low pressure that has been dominating the weather across the UK moves away. Both have rain for the morning but this clears away. Allowing for drier weather with sunshine and cloud. The GFS has more in the way of cloud than the EC and both have a Northerly airflow setting up. 

Friday 14th May

again more good model agreement for Friday. The EC has high pressure dominating the weather. Winds still coming down from the North. A day of sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. The GFS on the other hand suggests a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud with light winds

Saturday 15th May

good model agreement for Saturday with an area of low pressure moving in off the Atlantic bringing with it wet and unsettled conditions. The EC has a low pressure system of 1008 mb moving in and the GFS had a slightly deeper low pressure system of 998 mb. This would also bring rain and blustery winds. 

Sunday 16th May

some model disagreements for next Sunday. A North and South split for the UK weather. Better in the South. The EC moves the low pressure system away from Saturday and gives us showery conditions across the Western isles. The GFS moved the low pressure between Orkney and Shetland this would bring us brisk winds and a mixture of sunshine and showers. 

Monday 17th May

Again further model disagreements for next Monday. Unsettled conditions persist across the UK. For us in the Western isles, we would see rain and showers. A developing area of low pressure brings heavier rain across the islands. The EC moves the area of low pressure away towards Norway and the rain and winds abate. High pressure would build in with sunshine and cloud for later in the day. 

Tuesday 18th May

again further model disagreements for next Tuesday. The EC has a shallow and weak area of low pressure moving into Ireland. For us in the Western isles a few showers and plenty of cloud. The GFS on other hand pushes in a deeper area of low pressure past the West of the UK. Now plenty of uncertainty at this timeframe and the low pressure system is currently expected to stay our to sea and we would just see some rain and showers with blustery conditions.

19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd May

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS for the final four days of this period, the situation looks to stay unsettled with more spells of rain and blustery winds as more areas of low pressure move across the UK. 

The featured photo is Carloway taken by Cat fitzsimions