Week ahead forecast – Sunshine and showers
Its been an active 24 hours for the Western Isles with heavy rain gusty winds thunderstorms and fog.
The last one I didn’t forecast and to be honest I didn’t expect either, Sorry about that.
Currently its a mostly fine and dry end to the day. A few mist and fog patches around. The Northern Half of the Western Isles are still seeing afew sharp showers around. More heavier rain is heading off the Mainland at the moment so we could see more heavier and the risk of more thunderstorms but this will very much depend on how much they get torn apart by the mountains.
Overnight tonight into tomorrow will see more showers push across the Western Isles again this will be heavy at times. Most places however will remain fine and dry. Tomorrow morning will be a mixture of sunshine and showers. The showers are expected to clear for the Southern Half of the Western Isles as we go into the afternoon. However for the Northern Half the Showers are expected to last well into the middle of the afternoon. In between we should see some decent sunny spells. The rest of the day and overnight into Tuesday is expected to be fine and dry, depending if the cloud breaks we should get some long and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps will range from 12C to 16C
Overnight Monday into Tuesday is forecast to be fine and dry. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Into Tuesday itself and its a day of sunshine and showers. The showers will be mostly light in nature and between we should see some decent sunny spells. The Southern Half of the Western Isles will be drier then the Northern half for the morning and afternoon but more rain will push in as we go into the evening. The showers will last for most of the day for the Northern Half and will only start to ease as we move overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Easterly direction around 10 to 20 mph with some gusts reaching 30 mph. Temps will range 13C to 18C
More of the same. Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday will be mostly fine and dry apart from a scattering of showers. Into the morning and I bet you can guess what is coming. More sunshine and showers. Some heavy showers across the Southern Half of the Western Isles and showers across the Northern Half and in between we should see some decent sunny spells. The afternoon should see an improvement across the Southern Half of the Western Isles before more rain pushes in as we go into the evening and overnight Thursday. The Northern Half will see the showers last into afternoon becoming and gradually clearing away as we go into the evening and as the cloud clears we should also see some prolonged sunshine. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday should be mostly fine and dry. Winds will be from a South Easterly and Southerly direction before shifting Wednesday evening to come in from a South Westerly direction and temps will range from 14C to 17C
Looks like being the best day of the week. Overnight Wednesday into Thursday looks fine and dry but overcast. As we go into the morning if the cloud clears we should get some long and prolonged spells of sunshine across the Western Isles. However a few light showers are possible across the Northern Half of the Western Isles as the day goes on. The Southern Half should avoid the rain right up until the late evening where rain is expected to push in across the Western Isles. The Best of the Sunshine looks like being in the afternoon. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph coming from a South Westerly and Southerly direction and temps will range from 13C to 17C
Friday and longer range –
A long way off as yet but Friday looks like being another day of sunshine and showers. Heavy rain is being forecast for overnight Friday into Saturday. Winds from an Easterly direction and temps of around 14C to 18C Next weekend is looking wet and windy again but a long way off as yet and so much can change.
Sunrise and sunset for Monday
Stornoway 05:23 and 21:38
South Uist 05:31 and 21:39