Weather Watch 24th September

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

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing fine and dry conditions. It is feeling chilly. Sunshine and cloud with some hazy sunshine. Temps have risen into double figures in most places. A high so far of 11.5C

We had a chilly night with the low of 3.4C at Stornoway Airport Met Office site. Elsewhere temps did drop close to or below freezing with reports of frost and ice.

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Ed Lewis also at Bayble Beach captured this stunning almost full Sun Halo.

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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)

Friday – We are going to see some showers overnight Thursday into Friday which will become heavy at times. Over the Uists and Barra, these are likely to merge into some longer spells of rain for a time. Into Friday itself sunshine and showers. Well scattered but heavy at times. Not everyone will see showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will be from the North West gusting 20 to 30 mph some winds gusting 40 mph along exposed coastal areas. Max temp of 12C and minimum of 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure builds in from the North bringing in more settled conditions again. Another chilly start on Saturday morning. Saturday itself a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few mainly light showers cannot be ruled out and most places should stay dry. We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure is in charge. A mainly fine dry day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds shift to come from the Southeast. Weather fronts sit out to our West. We could see rain moving into the Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. A chilly start to the day.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Friday gales for South East England with spells of rain. A weather warning has been issued. More on this below. Sunshine and showers elsewhere but these fading as the day goes on. Saturday showery along the East coast of the UK with brisk winds. Elsewhere another chilly start sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Sunday a mainly fine dry and sunny day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Mainly light winds but rain moving in from the West later in the day.

UK Weather News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for East Anglia for Friday.

The text forecast from the Met Office chief forecaster

A period of strong northerly winds is expected to develop across East Anglia on Friday morning and persist into the evening. Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely at times across parts of East Anglia with 60-65 mph gusts at times in coastal districts. Persistent rain may also prove an additional hazard.

The full warning can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-09-25&id=48645ea9-4779-47a1-be18-dea96ab664b1&details

Last night was the coldest september night since 1997. Temperature fell to -5C at Altnaharra.

Into the tropics and things are fairly quite. We have tropical storm Lowell in the Eastern pacific but not looking very impressive. Please refer to the National Hurricane Centre website and app for the very latest.

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Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing another chilly morning. Frost and ice. Temps are down to close to or just below freezing. Down to 3.4C at Stornoway. Winds under 10 mph.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 8.0 hours of sunshine and Harris Quidnish was the wettest with 8.0mm of rainfall.

Today – We are going to see sunshine and cloud today. Temps will rise after a frosty and icy start. It should be dry for most but the odd shower later cannot be ruled out. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Sunshine will become hazier later as cloud increases. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday – Brisk winds throughout the day. Sunshine and scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling cool with a North West wind gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud. Breezy and chilly at times again.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Breezy with light winds.

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 a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers around but most places are dry. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 12.9C

Overnight – should see a mainly fine and dry night. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few well scattered showers. Another chilly night with temps down to 4C Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mainly fine and dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A few scattered showers around but less frequent than on Wednesday. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Evening – A few more showers around and these could be heavy at times. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 4C to 12C feeling chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:16 and 19:17

South Uist – 07:20 and 19:22

3 days ahead

Friday – A chilly day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. A few scattered showers and sunny spells.

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry and breezy

Sunday – Mainly dry overcast day but winds increasing from the South.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 23rd September 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesdays 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 mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 12.9C

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 mainly fine and dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A chilly wind. A few showers into the evening. Low pressure sits to our South over Ireland on this chat. A few showers will in the afternoon and evening but mainly scattered. Winds will be from the North and North East and temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Another chilly day with sunshine and showers. Mainly scattered. Fairly brisk North and North Westerly winds will keep it cool. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Mainly settled day as a ridge of high pressure builds to our West. Still staying cool with a chilly start to the day. Winds will be lighter. Sunshine and cloud with the odd scattered showers but most places will be dry.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast –

Thursday best of the dry and bright weather across Scotland with a few scattered showers. Rain for England and Wales which will be heavy with stronger winds for the South West gusting 50 mph. Friday coastal showers mainly in the East most places fine dry and settled with a few scattered showers. Saturday mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and brisk winds but rain which will be heavy in the South East.

UK Weather News

Here is Tuesdays extremes across the UK

Global Weather News

A new temperature record in Greenland from 1991.

 a substantially lower reading than the -67.8C recorded in Verkhoyansk in Russia in February 1892, 

from the Guardian

more here https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/23/new-record-coldest-temperature-northern-hemisphere-greenland

into the tropics – Both Beta and Teddy have gone post tropical ( no longer tropical storms).

But I spotted this from Houston flooding from Beta. I shouldn’t laugh as its someones property but they should have seen it coming…..

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and from CIMISS an image from yesterday. Beta over Texas and Teddy over Nova Scotia stunning images.

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Soggy September goes on

It will be really interesting to see how this September compares to previous ones but this month has been very wet. We still have a few more days to go this month but things to do look to become more settled for a time.

Met Office sites

Stornoway Airport – 28 mm yesterday

Harris Quidnish – 33 mm from 20:00 21st till 20:00 22nd.

None Met Office sites and SEPA gauges

Morsgail – 47.5 mm in last 24 hours and 29mm in the previous 24 hours.

Last 36 hour totals to 8 am this morning

Creed Bridge – 32.6 mm

Laxdale Harris – 54.6 mm

Loch Tormasad – 30.8 mm

Mill Croft – 33.6 mm

I will do a full round up of all the rainfall totals for September at the end of the month.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and sunshine. We are seeing some showers around and some of them are heavy in places. it was a chilly night with the overnight low of 4.6c at Stornoway. Winds under 10 mph.

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Temps will rise into single figures before becoming colder again tonight. Showers which will be heavy at times and fairly well scattered. A slight chance they could be thundery. Not everyone will see showers. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Thursday – Mainly dry sunshine and cloud with winds becoming more breezy. Still feeling chilly. A few scattered showers.

Friday – Brisk winds throughout the day. Sunshine and scattered showers. Feeling cool with a North West wind gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Saturday – Mainly fine and dry but chilly with light winds with sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Thankfully drier

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On this Tuesday evening, we are seeing some scattered showers around these are heavy in places. Plenty of clear skies and some cloud. Winds have eased. Todays high of 14.2C but now down to 7C Winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and some showers. These will be heavy at times. Under clear skies, we are going to see temps drop. These could drop down to 4/5C down for Lewis and Harris. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Some showers and these will be fairly well scattered but heavy at times. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some early evening sunshine. Winds will remain light under 20 mph. A few scattered showers but most places will be dry.

Winds will be from the South East and South West. Temps of 4C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:14 and 19:20

South Uist – 07:18 and 19:24

3 days ahead

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Feeling cool again.

Friday – Cooler again with sunshine and scattered showers. Winds from the North gusting 40 mph.

Saturday – Chilly day with sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 22nd September 2020

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

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing strong winds and heavy rain which is persistent in places. Winds have gusted 45 mph and temps have dropped

Today’s highest wind speeds so far and rainfall since yesterday evening all the information from Starlings roost weather

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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 – We are going to see day of sunshine and scattered showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. A ridge of high pressure builds in. A chilly night with overnight lows of 4/5C Winds from the North West up to 25 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – A fine and mainly dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. a few scattered showers but most places will be dry. Low pressure sits close to Norway and low pressure sits to our South but for us in the Western Isles settled conditions. Another chilly morning with temps down to 5/6C. Winds under 20 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Sunshine and showers with winds coming from the North and North West. Winds up to 20 to 30 mph. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Feeling chilly once again. Temperatures struggling to get into single figures.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Wednesday sunshine and showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland. England and Wales will see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Thursday low pressure brings rain and showers for most possible thundery at times. Friday sunshine and showers with a cold wind but showers becoming less frequent.

UK Weather News

Today was the Equinox. It occured at 14:30 BST.

Global weather news

Into the tropics and hurricane Teddy will make landfall on Nova Scotia

Tropical storm Beta has made landfall on Texas bringing strong winds, flooding and storm surge.

Tropical storm Paulette came back to life in the middle of the Atlantic but has again weakened. This is the first storm to do this since 2004 (Ivan)

Please refer to the National Hurricane Centre for the very latest updates.

In the Western Pacific we have tropical storm Dolphin (yes really) heading. towards Japan

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 22 September 2020.

Good morning 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 Saturday 26th September until Monday 5th October.

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. 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 00z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Saturday 26th September

There is good model agreement that suggests that Saturday will be a mainly fine dry and settled day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud with light winds and a few scattered showers. A fairly chilly day with winds from the North East.

Sunday 27th September

Some difference in the model agreement with the EC suggesting rain moving in during the evening. But most of the day is likely to be fine dry and settled with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A chilly start to the day with a risk of frost for Lewis and Harris things can change between now and then.

Monday 28th September

Fair bit of disagreement with Monday. EC bringing in some showery rain and breezy conditions. The GFS bringings in an area of low pressure with spells of rain that will be heavy at times. Not suggested to be a deep area of low pressure.

Tuesday 29th September

Seems to be some model agreement with a day of sunshine and showers and brisk winds. Staying on the cool side.

Wednesday 30th September

Both models spin up an area of low pressure. The EC brings the area of low pressure closer to us bringing rain and windy conditions. The GFS suggests a deeper area of low pressure to our North West which would keep the worst of the winds away from us but would bring some rain.

Thursday 1st October

Again fairly good model agreement on spells of rain. Heavy at times and carrying on the unsettled theme.

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th October

This is well into the silly timeframe. EC doesn’t even go this far out so just the solo use of the GFS. This time frame shows a strong North Westerly flow with low pressure in the North Sea. At the end of the time frame low pressure moves in a fairly deep one but at this time range its pointless to speculate.

I will do another long range update towards the weekend.

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Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing heavy and persistent rain moving across the islands. Winds are gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Overnight low of 12.5C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Monday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 13.4C

Today – Further heavy rain and it will be persistent at times. The rain will gradually start to ease into the. late afternoon and we will see sunshine and showers and these showers will be heavy at times. We are going to see the peak of the strong winds at the moment gusting 40 to 50 mph. Possibly some spots reaching 55 mph. Todays high of 14C but by this evening will drop into single figures,

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Light winds and temps will be down to 6C overnight into Wednesday

Thursday – Mainly dry sunshine and cloud with winds becoming more breezy. Still feeling chilly.

Friday – Brisk winds throughout the day. Sunshine and scattered showers. Feeling cool with a North West.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Wet and windy

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing spells of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Some drier interludes. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Todays highest temperature of 13.8C

Overnight – We are going to see some very heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles. Some spells of lighter rain for a time. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph and at times reaching 50 mph.

Moring – Further spells of heavy and at times persistent rain. With some spells of light rain. Overcast with a few occasional drier spells. We are going to see winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. At times some gusts will reach 60 mph this will be mainly along coastal areas.

Afternoon – Again further spells of heavy rain slowly moving Eastwards. This will gradually clear and behind it we will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Temps will drop and it will feel much cooler. Winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Winds will drop but the showers will continue and these will be heavy at times. Some sunshine and cloud. Feeling. cooler and winds of 10 to 20 mph at times gusting 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South Westerly but will switch to come in from the North West to end the day. Temps of 6C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:11 and 19:23

South Uist – 07:16 and 19:27

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Sunshine and a few scattered showers. Feeling cool in the morning with temps in low single figures.

Thursday – Mainly fine and dry with plenty of cloud. Winds will be light.

Friday – Sunshine and scattered showers with light winds.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 21st September

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

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing rain moving across the islands. This rain is heavy in places. Winds are gusting 30/40 mph.

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

Tuesday – Heavy and persistent overnight rain which will last into the morning. We are there going to sunshine and showers for the rest of the day once the heavy rain clears away. Winds will gust 40 to 50 mph possibly 60 mph for a time during the morning. Dropping to under 20 mph by late evening and temps will drop into single figures.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A much calmer day with sunshine and cloud. Light winds and a few scattered showers. A cool start today with temps possibly getting as low as 4C but getting into double figures during the day. Winds under 20 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Another chill day as cold air comes down from the North. Low pressure sits off the coast of Norway and drages some cold air down. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds staying light but overnight temps getting down to 4C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Here are Yesterdays extremes across the UK

Global Weather News

The tropics remain active with Hurricane Teddy passing close by to Bermuda today

Tropical Storm Beta will make landfall today in Texas bringing with it life threatening surge and strong with winds heavy rain.

image from the National Hurricane Centre

Please refer to the National Hurricane centre website for the very latest.

Australia has seen some severe thunderstorms in the last 24 hours this stunning image was captured.

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The last 7 days of photos 21st September

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

Eriskay Sunrise – Sue Macdonald

Broadbay Fog bow – Jason Hamilton

Brevig Bay Barra – Ellen Hargin

Harbost Sunset Ness – Katrina Raeburn

The haar rolled up Loch Leurbost this afternoon. Saturday 19 September – Christine M Morrison

Vatersay taken by Floraidh Macleod

Jenny Watson – Ceapabhal on Harris 

Borve Castle Benbecula – Lena MacPherson

Coll Beach – Nikki Crabtree

Tolsta – Mary Ann Macleod

Baleshare – Catherine MacDougall

Suliven from Bayble – Jason Spinks

Monach Islands – Julie Macdonald

Dalmore – Scott Davidson

Sound of Barra – Joan Irvin

Melbost Beach – Margaret Asku

Iochder fog setting in – Sandra Campbell

Scalpay – Calum Beag Macleod

Fog Bow Keppoch head – Jo Carrington.

Claddach Illeray, North Uist. Friday – Catriona NicDhomhnaill

View from Scarp – Colin Macleod

At the top of Ben Screin, Eriskay on Friday.

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us

Monday’s forecast – Overcast with blustery winds and rain later and Week ahead forecast – Turning cooler but more settled.

Just rolling the two forecasts together this evening due to time constraints.

Good evening Western isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with spells of rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. Winds remain light. Today’s high of 15.9C

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some spells of drizzle and light rain but most places are expected to stay dry. Some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 35 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mainly overcast with some sunshine. Hazy sunshine. Some rain and drizzle mainly light during the afternoon. Winds of 20 to 30 mph some gusts could reach 40 mph for a time,

Evening – Overcast with further spells of rain which at times will be heavy. Turning persistent towards the end of the evening across Lewis and Harris. Winds of 20 and 30 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:09 and 19:26

South Uist – 07:14 and 19:30

Tuesday – Heavy and persistent overnight rain which will slowly clear away with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Temps dropping to single figures by the evening. Temps of 9C to 14C

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler with temps struggling to get into the teens. Lighter winds. Temps of 5C to 11C Winds under 20 mph.

Thursday – Overcast with some sunny spells feeling cool. Winds will be light. Temps in the low double figures. Temps of 5C to 11C. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday – Fine dry and sunny but cool temps in the high single figures. Temps of 6C to 11C. Winds under 20 mph.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 20th September 2020.

Good afternoon Western Isles on this Sunday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. We are still seeing a lot of mist fog and low cloud. Winds are light. The sunshine is mainly hazy. Winds under 10 mph and the highest temp so far today 13.4C

We can see from the Stornoway Met Office site the closeness of the Temprature and dew point is one of the reasons why we have mist and fog patches.

Latest view from space from the Met Office.

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 to follow)

Monday – Wind will increase on Monday. We are going to see an overcast day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. A cold front will move across the islands later in the day with some rain to start the evening this will become heavier during the late evening. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 11C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday An area of low pressure sits to the North of Scotland 983 mb. We are going to blustery winds throughout the day gusting 30 to 40 mph with some gusts in the morning reaching 50 mph. Overnight into Tuesday and during the morning will see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. The rain should gradually become lighter as the day goes on. Temps of 5C to 15 temps will drop after the cold front moves across the islands.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A ridge of high pressure builds in and we are going to see some sunshine and cloud with lighter winds. It will be a chilly start with temps around 5C it will warm up during the day. The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Monday a fine dry and warm day across most of the day with rain and stronger winds for the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland. Tuesday will see outbreaks of rain for most heaviest for the Western Isles and Northern Ireland. Drier and warm for the South East of England. Wednesday drier for the West Coast with a few scattered showers more rain for the South East. Some sunshine but a chilly start to the day.

Global Weather News

In the Atlantic there is 3 named Storms Teddy, Wilfred and Beta. The main threat to land at the moment it Beta which will bring heavy rain and storm surge to texas in the coming days.

Beta

Greece

The damage is clearly seen of the Medicane tore across parts of Greece.

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing further mist and fog today. Winds remain light. Some light rain and drizzle. Some sunshine. Overnight low of 10.5C

Today – Further mist and fog with spells of low cloud. Some light rain and drizzle. It’s going to be a mainly overcast day with some sunshine at times. Winds under 20 mph but increasing up to 30 mph this evening. The sunshine will be hazy. Temps of 11C to 18C

Monday – An overcast start to the day with some sunny spells winds gusting 30 mph. Into the evening further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Tuesday – Heavy rain for much of the day with strong winds. The rain clearing by late evening. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Wednesday – A much cooler day with sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times. Breezy.

Have a great day.

Sundays forecast – Overcast with mist and fog patches


Good evening Western isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing some mist and low cloud. Overcast with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds under 10 mph. Highest temp of 15.9C

Overnight – We are going to see overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog patches forming widely again. Winds under 20 mph.

Sunday day – Overcast again with some mist and fog which will clear in places with some light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells but mainly hazy sunshine. Some clear skies after midnight winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be variable and temps of 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:07 and 19:29

South Uist 07:12 and 19:33

3 days ahead

Monday – Dry start but overcast rain later which will be heavy with rain moving in later. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Tuesday – Heavy and persistent rain for much of the day clearing away later. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Wednesday – Much cooler day with sunshine and showers. Lighter winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 19th September 2020.

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

An earlier Weather Watch today. You can see the sunshine and cloud across the islands today with mist and low cloud as well.

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 to follow)

Sunday – High pressure dominates once again. Light winds. An overcast day with some more mist and fog once more. Not expected to be as widespread as on Saturday. Some light rain and drizzle at times but for most places it should stay dry. Some sunny spells at times. Mainly hazy sunshine. Winds under 15 mph. Winds will increase to 30 mph by the late evening. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 11C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A cold front moves across the Western Isle late on Sunday. We are going to see heavy and persistent rain for the evening. A dry but overcast start to the day. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – An area of low pressure forms close to the Western Isles which will bring winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. It will be a wet day with further heavy and persistent rain widely. This rain will clear away by the late evening. Some sunny spells at times but some blustery winds.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Sunday will be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be mainly light. Some showers possible in the far South. Monday fine dry and sunny for the bulk of the UK but rain for the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland and the West Coast of Scotland and becoming heavy in the West. Tuesday low pressure blasts past Scotland with heavy rain and stronger winds for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Drier elsewhere with sunshine.

Global Weather News

Greece has been dealing with the impacts of the Medicane

In the tropical Atlantic we have Hurricane Teddy which will go past Bermuda. Tropical Storm Wilfred which which is struggling and we alo have tropical Storm Beta which is the second greek named storm after the 2020 hurricane season names listed was exhausted. Subtropical storm Alpha hit Portugal yesterday.

Please refer to the National Hurricane centre website for the later updates.

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing quite a lot of mist and fog around this morning. Low cloud as well. Some cloud with some sunshine the best across the Uists and Barra. Winds are light and we have seen some light rain. Overnight low of 13C

Today – We are going to see the mist and fog slow to clear. But where it does we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Cloud will increase again and we are going to see further mist and fog into this evening. Winds under 20 mph.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Some morning mist and fog. A chance of the odd spell of light. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday – After a dry start we are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Into the evening we are going to see heavy rain move across the islands and this will become persistent.

Tuesday – A wet start to the day with heavy and persistent rain. This will clear with some sunshine later and winds will ease.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Fog and sunshine

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing the best of the sunshine across the Uists and Barra. More cloud for lewis and Harris with some sunshine. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and the highest temp so far of 16C

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some mist and fog patches. A few clear spells with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Plenty of cloud. It should stay dry but the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Some mist and low cloud will be slow to clear away. Winds. of 0 to 15 mph.

Evening – Some sunshine before sunset we are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud after sunset. Some mist and fog patches. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East but at times becoming variable. Temps of 11C to 19C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:05 and 19:32

South Uist – 07:10 and 19:35

3 days ahead

Sunday – Overcast with light winds but brisk winds later. Feeling mild again.

Monday – Winds gusting 40 mph with heavy rain later possibly persistent

Tuesday – Heavy overnight rain lasting into the morning. Sunshine and showers thereafter and much cooler.

have a great evening.