Week ahead forecast – 31/8/14

Week ahead forecast – High pressure in control, Sunshine and a lot cloud.

Rain pushing across the Western Isles at the moment with some strong and gusty winds. The rain will start to clear away during the next few hours and the winds will ease down.

Monday

As the rain overnight its going to be a fine dry but overcast start to Monday.The Southern Half of the Western Isles is forecast to have a fine and dry morning, The Northern Half will see some decent morning sunshine before showers spread in but they are forecast to be mostly light. The rest of the day is forecast to be dry with plenty of cloud and some sunshine. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 20 to 30 mph and temps around 11C to 16C

Tuesday

Overnight Monday into Tuesday is forecast to be fine and dry but overcast, Into Tuesday day time and a few showers around for the morning but they are forecast to be mostly light in nature. Into the afternoon and evening and its again forecast to be fine and dry with some sunny spells but the cloud is expected to dominate. Staying dry as we go overnight into Wednesday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction around 20 to 30 mph. Temps around 11C to 16C

Wednesday

Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday will see some rain push across the Western Isles but again they are forecast to be mostly light in nature. Into Wednesday itself and its forecast to be a fine and dry day. Some sunshine but the cloud is expected to dominate once again. Some light showers are forecast as for the evening and overnight into Thursday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph at times. Temps 11C to 16C

Thursday

Some overnight Showers overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Some showers around early in the morning but they are forecast to be mostly light in nature. When the rain clears away we should see some decent sunshine. The rest of the day is forecast to be fine and dry. More cloud is forecast to thicken in as we go into the evening and overnight into Friday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction for most of the day but it will shift to come from a North Easterly direction by the end of the day. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph. Temps around 11C to 17C

Friday

Long way off as yet but as the wind changes direction late on Thursday we should see the cloud shifting on Friday and we should see a day of sunshine with long and prolonged sunshine. Winds from a Northerly and North Easterly direction. Winds under 10 mph Temps of 12C to 17C

Long range

A long way off as yet but next weekend is looking great with some very sunny days.

Sunrise and Sunset – Monday

Stornoway – 06:24 and 20:25

South Uist – 06:31 and 20:27

Thunderstorm activity –

No lightning strikes occured in the Western Isles in the past 2 weeks.

Saturdays forecast 29/8/14

Saturdays forecast – Cloudy overnight rain and afternoon sunshine.

Overnight tonight will see rain spread in across the Western Isles. The rain will be heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain is forecast across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. It should be lighter for the Southern Half.

The Southern Half is forecast to see the rain clear away first of all tomorrow morning but it will be mid morning before the rain clears away for the Northern Half of the Western Isles.

The Rain is forecast to be light and we should see sunshine and showers for the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The cloud is forecast to dominate tomorrow morning and how much sunshine we get will depend on how stubborn the cloud is to shift.

The afternoon and evening are forecast to be fine and dry with some prolonged sunshine being forecast for the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern Half the cloud is forecast to stick around and prove my stubborn to shift but where it does we should see some decent sunshine here as well.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday is forecast to be fine and dry. Winds tomorrow will be around 10 to 20 mph and reaching 30 mph at times mainly across the Southern Half of the Western Isles, Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 12C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway 06:20 and 20:31

South Uist 06:27 and 20:32

Last couple of days of summer months are Autumn Winter 2014/15, We will start our posting updates with what to expect from Western Isles weather this Winter!

Weekend ahead forecast

Weekend forecast – Sunshine, rain and windy at times

For much of the Western Isles its a fine and dry end to the day. With some decent sunshine as the cloud pushes away. Rain is starting to push into the Southern Half of the Western Isles.

Friday

We will see some heavy rain push across the Southern Half of the Western Isles overnight tonight, as the night goes on it will spread into the Northern Half but the Southern half will be where it is heaviest. The rain will become lighter as we go into the early morning, More rain is forecast lighter for the Northern Half of the Western Isles and Heavier again for the Southern Half. The rest of the day is forecast to be sunshine and rain. At times the rain will be quite intense. In between we should see some decent sunshine. By the evening the rain should clear away but the cloud is forecast to dominate. As we go overnight into Saturday a few more showers are forecast. Winds overnight tonight and into the first half are forecast to come in from an Easterly and South Easterly direction for the Second half of tomorrow winds are forecast to shift to a North Easterly and then North Westerly direction. Winds will reach 20 to 30 mph for the Northern Half overnight tonight and will be stronger for the Southern Half around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph perhaps 50 mph at times. Temps will range from 12C to 16C

Saturday

Overnight Friday into Saturday will see some showers push across the Western Isles. They are forecast to be mostly light. The Southern Half is forecast to have a largely dry day on Saturday a few showers are possible but any are forecast to be light in nature. The cloud is expected to dominate at the moment. The best chance of the cloud clearing is in the afternoon and evening when we could see some decent sunshine. The Northern Half is forecast to have a day of sunshine and rain. The rain is forecast to be mostly light but is expected to last through the morning and on into the afternoon. The best chance of any sunshine again is likely to be in the late afternoon and early evening when the rain clears away. As we go overnight into Sunday its forecast to be dry. Winds will be from a North Westerly direction around 20 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 12C to 16C

Sunday

Still a bit of uncertainty with Sunday and its a long way off as yet. Overnight Saturday into Sunday is forecast to be mostly fine and dry. Sunday day time will also start off fine and dry with some decent sunshine. Into the afternoon and evening and this is where the uncertainty lies. Rain is being forecast but the models seem to be struggling but with the timing and exact intensity. Some runs are put it early afternoon and some into the evening. Very intense rainfall is possible. Something I am keeping a close eye on and if it warrants I will do an update before hand. Lighter rain is being forecast as we go overnight Into Monday. Winds are forecast to be around 20 to 30 mph overnight Saturday into Sunday and into the start of Sunday. By lunch time winds are forecast to increase to around 30 to 40 mph perhaps 50 mph with the potential heavy rain, Sorry for the vagueness. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction. Temps around 11C to 16C

Long range –

The next week is looking decent at the moment, but an Issue could be strong winds.

Have a great weekend

Week ahead forecast 24/8/14

Week ahead forecast – Sunshine, sunshine and sunshine.

Today has been one of those days. Across many part of the Western Isles its been a beautiful day. With some prolonged sunshine. However some places in particular the Northern Half have been stuck under grey clouds and rain!

Next week looks like being a stunning week, Well not all over it but up until Thursday looks like a week of sunshine. I had to rub my eyes to believe it when I seen how much sunshine we are being forecast. A would put a word of warning out the cloud could prove stubborn to shift.

Monday

Overnight tonight should see the last few showers clear away. overnight tonight should be fine and dry. There will be some cloud around. Into tomorrow and its a beautiful day being forecast. Near enough wall to wall sunshine. No rain is being forecast though the odd afternoon storm cloud could pop up and we could see some stubborn morning cloud. Winds will be from an Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 10C to 17C

Tuesday

I feel lazy with this but its literally see above for same as Monday. The only difference being we could see some afternoon cloud in places. No rain is being forecast. Winds of around 10 to 20 mph from an Easterly and North Easterly direction. Temps of 9C to 16C

Wednesday

Almost the same again, Fine and dry weather forecast all day on Wednesday. Plenty of sunshine once again. Some afternoon and evening cloud is forecast. Which should clear as we go overnight into Thursday. Winds around 10 to 20 mph from a Easterly and South Easterly direction Temps will range from 10C to 17C

Thursday

A little bit of uncertainty as yet with Thursday. We could see some rain pushing into the Western Isles. But overnight Wednesday into Thursday looks fine and dry with some decent clear spells. Into Thursday and its either going to be a wet day or another day of plenty of sunshine, The computer models seem to be struggling with Thursday at the moment. Wind swill be from an Easterly and South Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. 10C to 17C

Friday

A long way off yet but looks like being a stunning day, Wall to wall sunshine being forecast. No rain and little or no cloud. Easterly and North Easterly winds around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps around 10 to 16C.

What a week this will be if it comes off! One of the shortest week ahead forecasts I have ever done.

Sunrise and Sunset Monday

06:09 and 20:45

06:16 and 20:45

Saturdays forecast

Saturday forecast – The change.

When you live on a remote Scottish Island you don’t need me to tell you that when we get good weather you need to make the most of it. The end of this weekend and the start next week its going to be like that so make the most of the sunshine and the warmth.

Today was a real mixed bag of sunshine and rain, Rain that was heavy at times. Still some heavy rain pushing across parts of the Western Isles becoming a bit more sporadic.

Overnight tonight and into tomorrow and we will see showers push across the Western isles, many places however will see a fine and mostly dry night with some clearer spells.

Into tomorrow and the morning will be a mixture of sunshine and few showers around. Quite a lot of places will miss the showers. The we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine when the cloud clears.

Into the afternoon and we will see a few more lunchtime showers. The afternoon is expected to be mostly fine and dry across the Western Isles with a good deal of sunshine once again.

The evening and overnight into Sunday will be mostly fine and dry for the Northern Half of the Western Isles but a few early evening showers for the Southern Half before the day ends with some mostly fine and dry weather.

Winds tomorrow will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 7C to 14C The colder temperatures will be down to overnight clearing skies.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway 06:05 and 20:50

South Uist 06:12 and 20:51

Weekend ahead forecast 21/8/14

Weekend ahead forecast – Sunshine, rain heavy at times.

For most its a pretty fine and dry end to the day. Some showers around for the Northern Half and a massive improvement on last night. The Southern Half is seeing some decent evening sunshine and the odd light shower.

Friday

The first part of the night is forecast to be mostly fine and dry but by the early hours of the night rain is forecast to push across the Western Isles. The rain will be mostly light. As we go into the morning we should see some sunshine in between the rain. As the morning goes on the Northern Half is forecast to see more rain push in. The Southern Half is expected to a have a mostly dry end to the morning. With a fairly decent afternoon, Heavy rain is forecast to push across the Northern Half of the Western Isles during the afternoon. The Northern Half is forecast to see the rain clear away away as we go into the evening and overnight into Sunday. The Southern half is expected to see more showers push in during the same time. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph with some gusts reaching 30 mph. 8C to 15C

Saturday

Looks like being a very good day at the moment. Some overnight Showers will start to clear away by the early morning. A few showers are possible on Saturday. But the entire day should be mostly fine and dry with some prolonged sunshine if the cloud shifts. The cloud could always prove stubborn but fingers crossed it shifts. The fine and mostly dry weather conditions will last into Sunday. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 25 mph. Temps 8C to 14C

Sunday

A long way off as yet but overnight Saturday into Sunday should be mostly fine and dry, The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Into Sunday itself and the Southern Half of the Western Isles is expected to see a beautiful day. A fine and dry day is being forecast here at the moment. However the cloud is being forecast to dominate. But in breaks in the cloud we should see some prolonged sunshine. As ever hopefully the cloud won’t prove so stubborn to shift. The Northern Half will see a day of sunshine and showers. In between we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine but the rain will never be to far away. into the evening and overnight Monday is forecast to be fine and dry. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction before shifting to come from a South Easterly direction as the weekend comes to a close. Winds will be under 10 mph for much of the day some gusts reaching 30 mph. temps around 9C to 15C

Long range.

Still looking great for the start of next week. Warmer temperatures and sunshine, Keep you fingers crossed it happens.

Sunrise and Sunset for Friday

Stornoway – 06:03 and 20:53

South Uist – 06:10 and 20:53

Have a great weekend!

Week ahead forecast 17/8/14

Week ahead forecast – Sighs its going to get better then this weekend but no real signs of summer.

Still a few sharp showers around and strong gusts. But the heaviest of the rain has stayed away on the mainland today once again. What showers we are getting will carry on during the next and the winds have ease down a little but will stay around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. We are still under a metoffice Yellow warning for wind which will expire at 11:45 pm tonight.

Monday –

Overnight tonight will see more rain push across the Western Isles and the rain will be heavy at times. Into tomorrow morning and it will be a mostly fine and dry start to the day for the Southern Half of the Western Isles plenty of cloud around unfortunately. The Northern half will see a day of sunshine and showers. The showers will be heavy at times but in between we should see some decent sunny spells. Into the afternoon and the rain will spread across the Southern half of the Western Isles but in between once again we should see some decent sunny spells. The Northern Half will see some dry spells and more rain during the afternoon and evening. The rain will pick up once again as we go overnight Monday into Tuesday. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction. Winds tomorrow will be around 20 to 30 mph possibly reaching 40 mph. Temps will range from 9C to 15C but will feel colder in the wind chill.

Tuesday

Overnight Monday into Tuesday will see more showers push across the Western Isles. This will be the theme for Tuesday sunshine and showers. Some heavy showers at times but in the breaks in the cloud we should see some long and prolonged spells of sunshine. The showers are forecast to get lighter as the day goes on and by late afternoon and early evening it should be mostly fine and dry. A few odd light showers around and as we go overnight Tuesday into Wednesday should be fine and dry. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 20 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 9C to 14C

Wednesday

Wednesday is one of the those funny days, Depending if the cloud clears we could be in for a day of long and prolonged sunshine or if the cloud stubbornly refuses to shift a day of endless grey skies. During the night on Wednesday should be largely fine and dry. Into Wednesday morning and there is forecast to be a lot of cloud and around and its expected to stay like this all day up to the evening. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Rain is forecast to spreading in by evening and overnight into Thursday. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph with some gusts reaching 30 mph. Temps around 8C to 14C

Thursday

Overnight Wednesday into Thursday will see heavy and at times persistent rain push across the Western Isles. By mid morning the rain should start to ease and become lighter. The rest of the morning and afternoon is forecast to be sunshine and showers again at times these showers will be heavy in nature. By the late evening the cloud is forecast to start to clear and we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps around 9C to 14C

Friday

A long was off as yet, but could well see the best day off the week. Some decent sunshine is forecast a few showers that are expected to be mostly light in nature. Winds from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps around 10C to 14C

Monday sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:54 and 21:03

South Uist – 06:02 and 21:03

Highest wind speeds so far today 17/8/14

 

Some of the highest wind speeds so far Saturday 16th August

Nothing to major worth keeping note, we shall see what the next 24 hours brings us.

Official Highest wind speeds from the Met Office

Stornoway – 43 mph at 6pm

South Uist – 45 mph at 8pm

Unofficial Highest wind speeds from the Met Office.

Hebridean weather point – 40.3 mph

Eoropie Ness – 50.6 mph

Askernish South Uist – 36 mph ( since 9 am)

Highest wind speed 14/15 so far 62 mph on the 11/8/14

 

Sundays forecast 17/8/14

Sundays forecast – Wet and windy

A Yellow weather warning was issued by the Met office from 3 am tomorrow morning till 11:45 pm tomorrow night. For more information see below.

At this moment in time it looks like the peak of the wind speeds will be for the Southern Half of the Western Isles. The peak is expected during tomorrow morning.

At the moment there are some heavy showers pushing across the Western Isles accompanied by strengthening winds.
Overnight tonight will see more heavy and persistent rain and further strengthening winds as we go into the early hours of tomorrow morning with winds around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Into the morning tomorrow and winds will pick up further across the Southern Half to around 30 to 40 mph and at times reaching 50 and maybe 60 mph. The Northern Half is forecast to stay around 30 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Rain will accompany the strong winds tomorrow and will be heavy and persistent at times. But in between we will see some sunshine and could see some decent sunshine, in particular during the afternoon.

During the day winds are forecast to remain around the same for the Northern Half of the Western Isles around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. The Southern Half will see the winds ease down after the peak morning to around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph similar to the Northern Half.

The rain is forecast to ease as we go into the late evening and overnight into Monday where it should be mostly fine and dry, Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction. Temps will range from 11C to 15C however it will feel colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:52 and 21:06

South Uist – 06:00 and 21:06

Saturdays forecast 15/8/14

Saturdays forecast – Sunshine and rain. windy

The wind is staring to increase as I type. There is some rain around across parts of the Western Isles and some of these are heavy in nature, in particular across the Northern Half of the Western Isles.

Overnight tonight will see more showers push across the Western Isles and these are expected to be heavy at times. The winds at the moment are around 10 to 20 mph but are forecast to increase to around 30 to 40 mph by the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Into the morning tomorrow and it will be a mixture of sunshine and showers these showers will be mostly light in nature but we could see the odd heavier burst. Winds will reach 30 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph at times.

Into the afternoon there will be more sunshine and showers for the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern half is expected to fair a bit better during the afternoon and the early evening with some decent sunny spells and drier conditions. Winds are forecast to be around the same around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

By the late evening and overnight into Sunday more heavy rain is forecast to push into the Western Isles. The will be accompanied by strong winds which could lead to tricky driving conditions. Winds will be the same as earlier. Temps around 11C to 16C but it will feel colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:50 and 21:09

South Uist 05:58 and 21:08

Weekend ahead forecast

Weekend ahead forecast – checks calendar, looks at forecast, Scratches head, hmm still supposed to be summer..

It can change as of yet but this looks like we will see the windiest spell of Weather across the Western Isles since last winter this weekend. As ever Western Isles Weather will keep you bang up to date.

Thursday night / Friday

Its fairly decent end to the day for much of the Western Isles a few showers around Lewis at the moment. Overnight tonight is forecast to be mostly fine and dry apart from a few light showers around. Into tomorrow and we should see a mostly dry day across of the Western Isles a few light showers cannot be ruled out but for most it should be fine and dry. The cloud is expected to dominate. If the clouds shifts we should see some decent sunny spells. We may see some showers start to push in across by late evening. Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction overnight tonight and for much of tomorrow before moving to come in from a South Westerly direction as we go into the afternoon and evening. Temps will range from 9C to 16C

Saturday

Things will start to go rapidly go down hill overnight Friday into Saturday. Winds will increase overnight 30 to 40 mph. Rain will start to push in but its forecast to be mostly light. It will be a similar pattern for the rest of the day on Saturday winds will be around 30 to 40 mph with perhaps some gusts reaching 50 mph. Rain on and off during the entire day and at times especially in the afternoon across the Northern Half of the Western Isles the showers will be heavy in nature. In between we will see some sunshine and the strong winds will go on into Sunday. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 11C to 16C

Sunday

The wind will remain strong as we go into Sunday. Winds around 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Sunday is also forecast to see heavy rain sweep in as well. The winds will increase further during the day. Winds of 30 to 40 mph gusts of 50 perhaps 60 mph in exposed coastal locations. Plenty can change with the time and intensity of the winds. The heavy rain is forecast to last for much of the day in between we should see some light spells and some sunshine. The winds are forecast to ease down a little as we go overnight into Monday Back down to around 30 to 40 mph. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction. Temps around 11C to 14C

Longer range –

Staying Unsettled!

Wednesdays forecast 13/8/14

Wednesdays forecast – A run-by Fruiting

A band of heavy rain is across the Northern Half of the Western Isles at the moment and these is quite intense and heavy rain. For the rest of the western isles its a mostly fine and dry end to the day with quite a bit of cloud around.

Overnight tonight is expected to stay mostly fine and dry with the odd light shower around for the Southern Half. The Northern Half is expected to see more overnight rain and more heavy bursts of rain. Into tomorrow morning and its forecast to be a mostly dry start for the Southern half with a few showers around. The Northern Half will see some showers around and these are expected to be heavy at times.

The rest of the morning and afternoon for the Southern Half is expected to be fine and dry with some decent spells of afternoon sunshine and depending on how stubborn the cloud is to shift we could even see some prolonged spells of sunshine. The Northern half will see more showers around but they are forecast to be mostly light and in between we should see some decent sunny spells.

The Southern Half should be fine and dry as we go overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The northern half will see some more light showers around but for most it will be a fine and dry end to the day. It will be another fairly windy tomorrow around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph from a Northerly and North Westerly direction. Temps will range from 12C to 16C

Longer range –

Keeping an eye on a windy weekend for the Western Isles.

Sunrise and Sunset –

Stornoway – 05:43 and 21:16

South Uist 05:54 and 21:13

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Tuesday 11/8/14

Tuesdays forecast – Heavy rain overnight. Wet tomorrow but not as wet as today and some sunny spells.

We are still under a yellow warning for rain till midnight tonight.

Some heavy rain still affecting large parts of the Western Isles in particular the Southern Half of the Western Isles, except for Barra correct me if I am wrong but I think they have escaped all the rainfall today?

The heavy rain is going to carry on for much of the night tonight. Adding to the already large amount of surface water on the roads. The heavy rain will start to ease during the early hours of tomorrow morning. The heavy rain overnight tonight will be accompanied by fairly strong winds.

Into the morning tomorrow and it will be a morning of sunshine and rain. The rain will be lighter then today for most of the morning we could see some heavier bursts of rain. Into the late morning and the Southern Half of the Western Isles is forecast to see a period of finer and drier weather. The rain will is expected to continue across the Northern Half.

The rain is forecast to spread back into the Southern Half as the afternoon goes on. The Northern Half will see lighter rain and some sunny spells. The cloud could prove stubborn to shift in places but we should see some decent evening sunshine in between the rain.

It will be a mostly showery night as we go overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds tomorrow will be from a North Westerly direction around 20 to 30 mph with the odd gust reaching 40 mph. Temps tomorrow around 11C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset tomorrow –

Stornoway 05:41 and 21:19

South Uist 05:51 and 21:16

Monday Morning update 11/8/14

Monday Morning update

Morning guys, Due to the shift I am working today 10 till 8, I am going to struggle to update this page if any warnings come out or if anything significant happens. The library is shut today in town so won’t be able to use the Wifi to update the page sorry.

At this moment in time heavy rain is affecting many areas of the Western Isles and its going to do so for much of the day. The very heaviest of the rainfall is likely during the next few hours especially across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The rain is expected to start to ease off by late morning and early afternoon before more heavy rain for the evening. The Rain is affecting the Southern Half of the Western Isles at the moment some places are escaping the worst of it. But its expected to get heavier as the morning goes on and the heaviest rainfall here is expected by the afternoon and last for much of the rest of the day.

This is also accompanied by fairly strong winds which have already reached 45 mph at Stornoway Airport

If I can I will try and update later.

Week ahead forecast 10/8/14

Week ahead forecast – Heavy rain to start the week, Windy. Improving by the end of the week.

Monday – A separate forecast was done for Monday and can be found below this forecast.

Tuesday

More heavy rain is forecast overnight Monday into Tuesday. The rain is forecast to become lighter as we go into the Tuesday morning. By Late Tuesday morning we should see some breaks in the cloud and see some sunny spells. The rain is forecast to become lighter and patchy and in places there will be some drier spells. The rest of the afternoon and evening is forecast to be sunshine and showers. The showery weather is forecast to last overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds are forecast to be around 20 to 30 mph all day with some gusts reaching 40 mph from a North Westerly direction. Temps will be around 11C to 15C

Wednesday

Some heavy overnight rain again Tuesday into Wednesday across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern Half should stay mostly dry. Into Wednesday day time its going to be a day of sunshine and showers. The heaviest of the rainfall is expected across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern Half will remain showery . This will be the theme for the rest of the day. Winds will be fairly strong once again around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph from a North Westerly direction. Temps around 11C to 15C

Thursday

Overnight rain Wednesday into Thursday which will be mostly confined to the Northern Half of the Western Isles but we will see some showers across of the Southern Half. During the day on Thursday should be a mostly fine and dry day. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. How much sunshine we get will very much depend on how quick the cloud is to shift. If it shifts we could see some prolonged sunshine and after the start of the week will be in need of some sunshine. The evening will see some showers push in but they are forecast to be mostly light in nature. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps will range from 11C to 17C

Friday

A long way off as yet but looks like being a day of sunshine and showers. Some heavy showers during the morning. Improving by late morning and early afternoon before more rainfall is forecast to push in once again. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction under 10 mph with the some gusting reaching 20 mph. Temps around 12C to 16C

Long range – Looking like a good weekend next weekend but its a long way off as yet so plenty can and will change.

Mondays Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:36 and 21:24

South Uist – 05:45 and 21:23

 

Mondays forecast 10/8/14

Monday’s forecast – Heavy rain and windy.

I don’t normally split my week ahead forecast up but I feel this time it needs to stop the week ahead forecast becoming to long.

I don’t think it should be under estimated how much the highlands influences the weather we get at times in the Western Isles. This time last week the thunderstorms where dying as they tried to move over the Highlands and into the Minch. The Vast majority of the heavy rainfall is missing the Western Isles at the moment and any that is coming across to us is lighter then what they are getting over on the Mainland.

The weather in the next 36 hrs still has quite a bit of uncertainty attached with it. What ever happens the next 24 to 36 hrs is we will see heavy rainfall across the Western Isles. However at this moment in time the heaviest is forecast to miss us and stay out in the Atlantic. Any shift in this could see some heavy and possibly Torrential rainfall.

At the moment there is some rain across the Western Isles and few sharper showers across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. Heavy rain is expected to push across into the Northern Half of the Western Isles during the night tonight. The Southern Half is also expected to see rainfall push into parts but some areas will stay mostly dry.

Into the day time tomorrow and rain is likely across the entire Western Isles and this could be very heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain is forecast across the Northern Half of the Western Isles during most of the day. There will be some respites. The Southern Half is forecast to start off with mostly light rain before heavier and more persistent rain pushes in by the afternoon.

We should start to see the rain fall easing by late evening across the Western Isles. The wind is also expected to be strong tomorrow. overnight tonight around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Tomorrow day time around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph to 50 mph. Before easing down to around 20 to 30 mph during the evening.

Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 11C to 16C

I will do another update tomorrow before work, we will have more of any idea by then.

Sundays forecast 10/8/14

Sundays forecast – Becoming more unsettled once again

For most across the Western Isles it a fine and dry end to the night with some clear skies in places. Looking at radar and there are a few showers dotted around.

For the rest of tonight its forecast to be mostly fine and dry across the Western Isles, The odd shower cannot be ruled out. It should be a decent start for most tomorrow morning with some prolonged spells of sunshine where the stubborn cloud shifts.

The Northern Half of the Western Isles is expected to see the best of the morning sunshine. However the Southern Half will see the cloud push and thicken. Cloud will spread into all parts by early afternoon. Rain will affect the Southern Half of the Western Isles by late morning.

The Northern Half is expected to stay mostly dry until mid afternoon before rain pushes in and they could be heavy at times. The Southern half will see rain last on into the evening with very few breaks in the cloud.

By late evening and overnight Sunday is when we are forecast to see the heaviest of the rain across the Western Isles. Still a some uncertainty on exactly how heavy the rainfall will be.

Winds speeds for tomorrow are complicated. Winds will be a Southerly and South Westerly direction overnight and will change to come in from a South Easterly direction as the day progresses. By the end of the day winds are forecast to be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps around 11C to 17C

Long range –

Still keeping an eye on Monday for a spell of wet and wind weather.

Full week ahead forecast online tomorrow night as ever.

Sunrise and Sunset for Sunday

Stornoway 05:36 and 21:24

South Uist 05:45 and 21:23

Weekend forecast – 7/8/14

Weekend forecast – Unsettled heavy rain at times but some sunshine!

A number of events across the Western Isles this weekend. Hopefully the weather plays ball but I am not feeling very confident.

Thursday evening

Its a mostly fine and dry end to the day for much of the Western Isles a few showers still around off the coast of Lewis but they are clearing away. Many places have had some decent evening sunshine. Overnight tonight will be mostly fine and dry, A few light showers around early tomorrow morning for the Southern Half of the Western Isles.

Friday

Early tomorrow morning will see some decent sunny spells in breaks in the clouds, However the rain will start pushing into all parts as the morning goes on. The theme for the rest of the day will be sunshine and the rain will be heavy at times. We will see some drier spells but the rain is never expected to be to far away and quite heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain is expected during the afternoon and early evening. We still see some sunny spells in breaks in the cloud. The rain is forecast to become lighter as we go overnight Thursday into Friday. It will be a windy day for the Southern Half of the Western Isles. For the Southern Half winds will be around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. For the Northern Half winds will be around 10 to 20 mph. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction. Temps around 12C to 16C

Saturday

Overnight Friday into Saturday will see some light showers across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. The Southern Half is expected to see some heavier showers push in. For the Northern Half the rest of the day is forecast to be mainly dry, A few odd light showers. Now depending on how much the cloud clears we should see some prolonged sunshine. The Southern half however is likely to see showers during almost the entire day. In between we should still see some decent sunny spells. The Northern half is forecast to stay mainly fine and dry as we go into the evening and overnight into Sunday, The Showers should become lighter and start to clear away as we go overnight Saturday into Sunday for the Southern Half. Winds will be Southerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps around 12C to 17C

Sunday –

A long way off as yet and plenty can change. The Northern Half of the Western Isles will be dry but overcast overnight Saturday into Sunday. The Southern half will see more rain push in during the same time period. The rain is expected to push in across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. By mid morning and last for much of the rest of the day and becoming heavy at times. The Southern Half will see more of the heavier rain and this is forecast to last all day as well. In between we shall see some breaks in the cloud and some sunshine for a time. But the cloud is expected to dominate. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph and temps around 12C to 17C

Long range –

Looking quite windy for the start of next week keeping an eye on it at the moment. Also some tentative signs of a more settled and sunnier period from mid week next week.

Fridays Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:32 and 21:29

South Uist – 05:41 and 21:28

Wednesdays forecast 5/8/14

Wednesdays forecast – Sunshine and showers

Some heavy showers across the part of the Western Isles at the moment. A risk of some Thunderstorms.

Overnight tonight will see more showers cross the Western Isles. At times they will be heavy in nature with quite a lot of cloud around.

Into tomorrow morning and there will be some showers around but they will be mostly light in nature. However heavier rain is forecast to push into the Southern Half of the Western Isles and by late afternoon will push across the Northern Half and there is a low risk of some thunderstorms again.

The rain is forecast to become lighter across the Southern Half of the Western Isles and the cloud should start to see some decent sunny spells breaking through. The rain will clear by the late afternoon from the Northern Half of the Western Isles and we should see some prolonged spells of sunshine.

It should be a fine dry end to the day. Winds will be from an Easterly and South Easterly direction for the first half of the day before shifting to come from a South Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 12C to 17C

Tuesdays forecast – 4/8/14

Tuesdays forecast – Sunshine, showers and breezy!

Its a mostly fine and dry end to the day for much of the Western Isles. Few light showers around in the Northern Half. Some decent evening sunshine in particular across the Southern Half of the Western Isles.

Overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning should be mostly fine and dry. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. There will be some cloud around and this will linger on into tomorrow morning. If the cloud clears we should see some prolonged sunshine by around 9 am tomorrow morning across the Western Isles.

However for the Southern Half the cloud will thicken by late morning. The Northern Half will hold on to the sunshine that little bit longer. Before cloud thickens as the afternoon goes on. Rain will start pushing into the Southern Half of the Western Isles as the afternoon goes on. The rain will then spread into the Northern Half of the Western Isles as we go into the evening.

The rain is forecast to start to clear away from the Southern Half of the Western Isles by late evening and should be dry as we go overnight into Wednesday. The Northern Half will see the rain become heavier and will last as we go on overnight into Wednesday.

It will be a North South divide tomorrow for the wind speeds. Winds will be from a Southerly, South Easterly and Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph for the Northern Half and around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph maybe higher. Temps will range from 12C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:26 and 21:36

South Uist – 05:35 and 21:34