Week ahead forecast 31/7/14

Weekend ahead forecast – Rain heavy at times. Sunshine, Possible Thunderstorms. Windy. The Kitchen sink..

Its a mostly fine and dry end to the day. Most of the Northern Half of the Western Isles stayed dry today, The Southern Half had most of the rainfall but that has mostly cleared away now.

Friday

Overnight tonight will stay mostly fine and dry with a few showers pushing across the Western Isles. Overnight tonight will start off dry but the showers will start to work in across the Western Isles. These showers will last into tomorrow morning where they will become heavier and more persistent across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern Half is forecast to be drier then Northern Half but will not escape the rain entirely here we are expected to see showers and these could be heavy at times. By the afternoon the worst of the rain is forecast to clear away. But we will still see some sharp showers around and these have the potential to be thundery in nature. Some sunny spells are possible in the morning but the sunshine will start to make more of an impact as the afternoon goes on with some longer spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. It should be mostly fine and dry as we go overnight into Saturday. Winds for the Northern Half will be around 10 to 20 mph coming from a Easterly and Northerly Easterly direction for the Southern Half under 10 mph coming from an Easterly and South Easterly direction. Temps around 11C to 16C

Saturday

Overnight Friday into Saturday will be mainly dry apart from the odd light shower. Saturday itself is looking like being the driest day of the weekend. Some light Showers are possible but they are expected to be few and far between at this point. The cloud is forecast to dominate so at this point an sunshine is forecast to be limited. As we go into the evening and overnight into Sunday the winds are forecast to increase but its forecast to be dry. Winds will be from a North Easterly direction. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph during the overnight Friday into Saturday morning but during the day on Saturday are forecast to increase to 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Sunday

A huge amount of uncertainty as yet with Sunday. It will start off dry as we go overnight Saturday into Sunday. It will remain windy but as the night goes on the rain will spread in. We could see some very heavy and persistent rainfall across the Western Isles which will start in the early morning and last until the evening across the Southern Half of the Western Isles before clearing but will remain as we go overnight into Monday for the Northern Half. However I do stress that this is a long way off as yet. Plenty can change and I will keep you up to date. The Met office have issued a yellow warning for Sunday for much of Scotland but not for us. Its a case of wait and see at the moment. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Easterly direction shifting as the day goes on to come from a North Westerly direction. Overnight Saturday into Sunday will be around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. By late afternoon on Sunday the winds are expected to ease down to under 20 mph and then further under 10 mph by the end of Sunday itself. Temps will range from 12C to 16C

Longer range –

No real signs off anything really becoming to settled again.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesdays forecast – 30/7/14

Wednesdays forecast – Rain, sunshine and cloud!

Its a mostly overcast end to the day across the Western Isles with some light showers around and plenty of drizzle.

Overnight tonight will see more showers push across the Western Isles and it will remain overcast. The showers are expected to be heaviest across the Southern Half of the Western Isles.

Into the day time tomorrow and the morning looks set to see a split across the Western Isles. The Northern Half is forecast to be a mostly dry day. With the exception of a few light showers but the cloud will dominate. However we should in the breaks in the cloud see some decent sunny spells.

The Southern Half is forecast to see the morning rain linger on becoming heavy at times. The cloud is forecast to dominate but despite this we should still see some sunny spells.

As we go into the afternoon conditions are forecast to improve across the Western Isles as the showery rain clears away, If the stubborn cloud shifts we could see some decent sunny spells. Into the evening and we could get some prolonged evening sunshine. However a few light showers across the Southern Half of the Western Isles cannot be ruled out.

Overnight Thursday into Friday is forecast to be mainly fine and dry with some cloud around. Winds overnight tonight will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction shifting to a North Easterly direction as we go into tomorrow. Winds tomorrow will be light under 10 mph sometimes reaching 15 mph.. (batten down the hatches). Temps ranging from 11C to 17C

Full weekend ahead forecast will be online tomorrow night.

Tuesdays forecast 28/7/14

Tuesdays forecast – Wet and windy

Last weeks weather is going to seem like a distant memory unfortunately!

Its a mostly overcast end to the day a few showers around and that is gone to be the theme overnight tonight mostly light showers and its overcast. The wind is forecast to increase.

Tomorrow will be a day of sunshine and showers. These will be mostly light but we will see the odd heavy shower. In between we should still see some decent sunny spells. The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon. The wind is forecast to remain strong.

The cloud is forecast to thicken in once again as we go in the evening and overnight into Wednesday with more showers. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph overnight tonight and then into tomorrow will be around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 and at times reaching 40 mph. Temps range from around 13C to 17C

Weekend ahead forecast 24/7/14

Weekend ahead forecast – The change, Sunshine, rain and becoming cooler. 

Thursdays night

Its been a stunning day and lovely week. Some clouds pushing in now across parts of the Western Isles and its warm and humid. Its forecast to stay dry overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning. 

Friday 

The change starts, it will be an overcast start for the Northern Half of the Western Isles with the risk of some light showers tomorrow morning but in between we should get some sunshine. The Southern half will see some cloud but some longer sunny spells. Some prolonged early afternoon sunshine before the cloud thickens across the entire Western Isles. Risk of an odd light shower as the everning goes on. Winds are forecast to be under 10 mph. From a Southerly and South Easterly direction and temps of around 15C to 23C

Saturday

Overnight Friday into Saturday will see thick cloud push in across the Western Isles and we will see some rain starting to push in. Its forecast to get heavier as the morning goes on and will see some intense bursts at times. The odd thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. The afternoon and evening will be sunny spells and showers some heavy rain at times and fairly strong winds. The rain is forecast to ease a little as we go overnight into Sunday. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph especially in the afternoon and early evening from a Southerly and South Westerly direction. Temps around 13C to 19C will feel a lot less colder on Saturday. 

Sunday

Quite a long way off as yet, But Sunday looks like being a day of sunshine and showers. These showers could be quite intense at times. In between we should see some decent sunny spells and the best of the fine dry weather looks like being across the Southern half of the Western Isles during the late afternoon and evening. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph from a Westerly and North Westerly direction. Temperatures cooler again around 12C to 17C

Longer range – 

Looks like being a very unsettled week next week. 

Have a great weekend!!

Today’s highest temperatures 24/7/14

Some of todays highest temperatures so far across the Western Isles. 

Anyone any idea where we can get the record for hottest temperature ever recorded by the met office in the Western Isles?

From the Met office hourly readings 

Stornoway 25C at 5pm

South Uist range 23C at 12pm

Unofficial Highest temperatures

Hebridean weather point – 24.9C at 15:31

Eoropie Ness – 23.3C

Askernish South Uist – 27.7 at 14:46

Thursdays forecast 24/7/14

Thursdays forecast – SUNSHINE!!

What a cracker of a day of most across the Western Isles blue skies and sunshine. However those who are wanting cooler temperatures and wanting rainfall for fishing should check out my weekend ahead forecast tomorrow night. Things are changing. But for now lets enjoy the sunshine!! 

Overnight tonight will see fine and dry night, Quite a bit of cloud around in places but for others it will be a clear night and temps are still quite high. 

Into tomorrow itself as long as the cloud clears it should be a fine dry and sunny day with wall to wall sunshine! I did say should cause we can never rule out the odd light shower. 

It should be fine dry and sunny all day into the evening, Some patchy cloud around at times. 

Winds are forecast to be around 10 mph with some gusts reaching 20 mph overnight tonight and into the morning tomorrow. From a Southerly and South Easterly direction for most of the day but changing to come in from a Northerly and North Easterly direction by the evening. 

Temps around 15C to 25C

Tuesdays forecast 21/7/14

Tuesdays forecast – Internet working better now… Don’t need to a buy a new hamster just yet then! 

Its quite an overcast end to the day for many across the Western Isles tonight, Its a dry night with no rain. The cloud is forecast to stay thick overnight tonight with no rainfall either. 

Into tomorrow morning and its forecast to be a morning of sunshine and cloud however the cloud is forecast to dominate with the risk of some light showers across the Southern Half of the Western Isles but these should clear by lunch time. 

Into the afternoon and this when we should see the best of the sunshine as the cloud breaks we should get some long and prolonged spells of sunshine. The best of the sunshine is forecast across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The dry sunny weather will be short lived as the cloud will thicken again and more showers will push in, again mainly confined to the Southern Half of the Western Isles the Northern Half should stay mostly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. 

It may feel like we are picking on the Southern Half but we isn’t this is just what is forecast. Into the late evening and overnight into Wednesday more rain is forecast to push across the Southern Half of the Western Isles and there is some uncertainty as yet as to the intensity of the rainfall but we could see some very heavy showers push in. The Northern Half will stay mainly dry but we could see a few light showers at times. 

Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph and temps around 15C to 20C

Week ahead forecast – 20/7/14

Week ahead forecast – Mostly dry, Sunshine and cloud. 

Sunday night 

For most its been an overcast but dry end to the weekend. A full showers are forecast to push across the Southern Half of the Western Isles during the next couple of hours but the Northern Half is forecast to stay dry. 

Monday 

Monday is looking like being a cracking day. How ever I do put a note of caution with this. We have been here a lot of times before and the cloud has been stubborn to shift. A few showers overnight tonight will clear away and it will be a mostly overcast night. Into the tomorrow and it should be a fine day across the Western Isles. The odd shower cannot be ruled out but it should be mostly dry. This is the tricky bit if the cloud clears we should have done long and prolonged spells of sunshine. The best of the Sunshine is forecast for the afternoon across the Western Isles the cloud looks like it will prove most stubborn across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. The cloud is forecast to push back in once again as we go into the late everning and overnight Tuesday its forecast to remain fine and dry.The winds overnight tonight will be from a South Westerly and Southerly direction before switching to come from a South Easterly direction by the afternoon. Temps around 13C to 19C 

Tuesday 

Another fine and dry day on the cards. We could get used to this… Despite what will most likely by the suns best attempts it will mostly likely be an overcast day. Overnight Monday into Tuesday is forecast to be overcast. We should start to see some breaks in the cloud as the morning goes and into the early part of the afternoon but the cloud is really expected to dominate. As we more on into the evening we should see some decent evening sunshine before more cloud again pushes in. A dry day on Tuesday the odd light shower cannot as ever be ruled out. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction. Another good day temperature wise around 13C to 20C 

Wednesday 

Another cracking day on the cards. Overnight cloud should start to clear by the morning and it should be fine dry and sunny day with some long and prolonged spells of sunshine. There is a however in here someone and that however is the we could see some afternoon showers but they are forecast to be mostly light and should clear fairly quickly. The rest of the evening should be fine and dry but as we go overnight into Thursday we could see the cloud spreading in once again we some more showers affecting parts of the Western Isles . Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph and temps of 15C to 22C

Thursday 

We could see some heavier rain push across the Western Isles for a time overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The cloud is forecast to clear and we should see some long spells of sunshine. However the cloud is forecast to push back in during the afternoon and rain will push across all parts and its forecast to clear away as we go overnight Thursday night into Friday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction and around 10 to 20 mph. Temps will be around 16C to 23C getting warmer!! 

Friday 

A long way off as yet so plenty can change as yet, But more overnight Rain will push across the Western Isles. The rest of Friday will see a day of sunshine and cloud a few odd light showers. A change in the wind direction will see the Temperatures drop to around 14C to 17C. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 15 mph. 

Long range – 

As ever a long way off as yet so plenty can change but next weekend is looking rather unsettled. 

Have a great week!

Saturdays forecast – 19/7/14

Saturdays forecast – Sunshine and rain

it was a beautiful day today with plenty of sunshine and it was properly warm as well! 

Overnight tonight is forecast to remain fine and dry, The cloud is starting to push in across the Western Isles. Tomorrow morning will be overcast for the Southern half of the Western Isles with some sunny spells the Northern Half will fair better with some decent morning sunshine. 

As we go into the afternoon the cloud will thicken across all parts we will see some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud but the cloud will dominate. The rain will start to push in by mid afternoon and it will be heavy at times. The heaviest of tomorrows rain is forecast to be across the Northern Half of the Western isles but the Southern half will get some rain but to a less extent then the Northern Half. 

The heavy rain is forecast to last for the rest of the evening tomorrow night for the Northern Half, Some sharp showers are possible across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. We could see some thunder and lightning tomorrow night. 

The heavy rain is forecast to last into Sunday for the Northern half of the Western Isles and overcast for the Southern Half of the Western Isles. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph from an Easterly and South Easterly direction and temps around 13C to 19C

Hebridean Celtic Festival forecast number 9

Hebridean Celtic Festival forecast – Number 9

Its been a beautiful day in Stornoway today. Tonight is forecast to remain sunny. A chance of some cloud spreading in as the evening goes on, but it shouldn’t affect thing to much and its expected to stay fine and dry, Temps are forecast to remain high around 15C to 19C and a cool easterly breeze.

Saturday – Fine dry and sunny day to start with however rain is forecast to push in and this is expected to be heavy at times. Easterly wind again however forecast to be light. A low risk of thunderstorm tomorrow night. Will keep u updated on this. 

Full Saturday forecast will be online tonight and then 10th a final Heb Celtic forecast will be online tomorrow.

Weekend ahead forecast – Thursday 17th July

Weekend forecast – Sunshine and showers.

A fine and dry end to the day for much of the Western Isles with some decent evening sunshine. Overnight tonight is forecast to be fine and dry. 

Friday 

Tomorrow is forecast to be a fine and dry day for most, the odd light shower cannot be ruled out though. The best of the sunshine tomorrow is likely to be in the morning as we are forecast to see more cloud push in by the afternoon. However we should see some decent sunny spells in between the cloud. The Northern Half of the Western Isles is forecast to see the best of the sunshine and more cloud for the Southern Half of the Western Isles. A few showers are forecast to push in by the evening. Winds will be from an Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph with some gusts reaching 30 mph. Temps ranging from 12C to 20C

Saturday 

Looks like being an overcast day. Cloud will push across the Western isles overnight Friday into Saturday. However its forecast to remain dry. As we go into the morning on Saturday is forecast to remain mostly overcast some sunny spells in breaks in the cloud. As the morning light showers will push across the Western Isles. Into the evening and will be some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. However as the evening goes on more rain will spread in across the Western Isles. This rain will be heavy at times. Something I am keeping an eye, Hopefully its wrong as it not a great end to the festival. Also a low risk of some thunderstorms. Winds around 10 to 20 mph. Winds from a Easterly and South Easterly direction. 14C to 19C

Sunday 

The heavy rain will start to clear away by early Sunday morning. The rest of the day for the Northern Half of the Western Isles is forecast to be sunshine and showers. At times the showers will be heavy. The Southern Half of the Western Isles is forecast to fair a little better. A few morning showers clearing away to leave a day of sunshine and cloud. The theme of sunshine and showers will continue at the day progress across the Northern Half of the Western Isles before the cloud thickens in. The Southern half should remain fine and dry as we go overnight Sunday into Monday. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph some overnight gusts reaching 30 mph. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction. Temps around 13C to 19C

Long Range – The Start of next week is looking very nice at the moment with plenty of sunshine. Will keep you updated on this.

Have a great weekend. keep an eye out for our festival forecasts!