Weekend ahead forecast – A mix of sunshine, rain and wind.

On this Thursday evening we have some heavy showers spreading across the Western Isles. As the rest of Thursday evening goes on we are going to see more showers spread in. They are forecast to become lighter as the evening goes on.

Friday

Overnight Thursday into Friday is going to be a largely dry night with some decent clear spells. There are going to be a few light showers around. Into Friday and we are going to see some decent and prolonged morning sunshine. There is going to be some showers around. As the morning goes on we are going to see some heavier rain push in for a time, We should still see some decent sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. The best of the afternoon sunshine will be across the Southern half of the Western Isles. Into the evening and there is still going to be some showers around but it should be a fairly dry evening with some decent and at times prolonged sunshine. Winds will be from a North Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 4C to 11C

Saturday

We are going to see some overnight rain across the Western isles. The odd heavier shower is possible. Into Saturday day time and we are looking at the best day of the weekend. We are forecast to see a mostly fine and dry day across the entire Western Isles. Some light showers are possible. The best of the sunshine across the Northern Half of the Western Isles will be during the morning but more cloud thickens in. The Southern Half should see less in the way of cloud with some prolonged sunshine at times. The afternoon should be mostly fine and dry. Plenty of cloud around. Into the evening and should start off dry but the cloud will thicken in and we could see some rain start to push in as we go overnight into Sunday. Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction to start the day on Saturday but will shift to come in from a Southerly and South Easterly direction by late afternoon and into the evening around 10 to 30 mph and temps will range from 6C to 12C

Sunday

Heavy rain will sweep across the Western Isles Overnight Saturday into Sunday. The heaviest of the rain will be across the Southern Half of the Western isles. Into Sunday day time and its going to be a day of blustery and at times heavy showers pushing across the Western Isles. The heaviest being across the Northern half of the Western Isles. Despite the showery conditions we should still see some decent and possible prolonged afternoon sunshine. The cloud is forecast to be thick during the morning. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph. Temps will range from 6C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset – Friday

Stornoway – 04:34 and 22:10

South Uist – 04:45 and 22:08

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