Week ahead forecast 3/8/14

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.

Sunday night

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.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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

Sundays forecast 2/8/14

Sundays forecast – Heavy rain, improving as the day goes on.

Rain is now pushing across the Western Isles as I type, The Southern Half of the Western Isles is getting the heaviest at the moment and spreading East to West and it will push across the rest of the Western Isles.

The heavy rain will continue across the Southern Half of the Western Isles for the rest of the night tonight and into tomorrow morning. The will become heavier during the next few hours. The peak of the heaviest rainfall is forecast from around 11 pm to 11 am for the Northern Half and 7pm to around 9 am for the Southern Half please be aware that these times are just for guidance. Strong winds will also accompany the heavy rainfall.

Tricky driving conditions are possible due to the large amount of surface water on the roads.

By mid morning tomorrow the heaviest of the rainfall is expected to have cleared away from the Western Isles. However showers are likely during the rest of the afternoon but in the breaks in the cloud we should see some still see some decent sunny spells.

The rain is likely to linger across the Southern Half of the Western Isles will showers lasting into the evening and overnight into Monday. The Northern half is expected to see a finer end to the day with mostly dry conditions and some sunny spells.

Winds will be from a North Easterly direction moving to come from a North Westerly direction as we go into the late afternoon and early evening tomorrow night. Winds overnight tonight will be around 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph we could not rule out some gusts reaching 50 mph in exposed coastal locations!

Winds will ease down as the day goes on tomorrow and will be under 20 mph by the late afternoon tomorrow.

Temps will range from 13C to 17C but it will feel colder in the wind chill

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:21 and 21:41

South Uist – 05:31 and 21:39

Saturdays forecast 1/8/14

Saturdays forecast – Wind and rain incoming

The very heaviest of the rain is now clearing away from the Northern Half of the Western Isles for most its a fine and dry end to the day. However there are still some sharp showers around across the Southern Half of the Western Isles at the moment.

Overnight tonight will be fine and dry for most with a few light showers around. Into tomorrow morning and we will see a few showers cross the Western Isles these could be heavy at times. In between the showers we should see some decent sunny spells.

As the we go into the afternoon more showers are forecast to push across the Western Isles and again at times these will be heavy at times. The wind will also be increasing at this time. The cloud is expected to well and truly dominate and sunny spells are expected to be few and far between!

Heavier rain is forecast to push in as the evening goes on and we move into Sunday. Winds will be from a North Easterly direction, Under 10 mph overnight tonight, Increasing to around 10 to 20 mph by mid morning tomorrow then by the afternoon and evening increasing to 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph which it will stay around the same as we go overnight into Sunday. Temps around 12C to 166C

Sunday –

Still looking like being a very wet day, Will do a full update tomorrow night and we haven’t been included as yet in the Met offices Yellow rain warning fun Sunday.