Week ahead forecast –

Week ahead forecast –
On this Sunday evening we have a scattering of blustery showers pushing across the Western Isles. Some of these are heavy and intense at tomes. Else where some places are enjoying some decent and prolonged evening sunshine. Some fairly gusty winds 41 mph in Stornoway at 5 pm and 47 mph at 11 am South Uist.

Monday

Overnight Sunday into Monday and we are going to see more rain push across the Western Isles. The rain is forecast to be quite scattered and patchy. In the breaks in the cloud we are going to see some clear spells and we could even see some decent and at times prolonged early morning sunshine. Into Monday morning and we are going to see a scattering of shower around and some decent morning sunshine. However cloud will thicken in by late morning and with it will come heavy rain. Into the afternoon and we are expected to see very intense rainfall for a time. The rain should start to clear by the evening for the Southern Half of the Western Isles. Staying fairly heavy for the Northern Half of the Western Isles. Winds will be around 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction shifting to come from a South Easterly and Easterly direction from the afternoon onwards. Temps will range from 4C to 12C

Tuesday

Overnight Monday into Tuesday we are forecast to see heavy rain across the Northern Half of the Western Isles start to clear away. We will still have a few showers here. The Southern half is forecast to stay mostly dry the odd light shower cannot be ruled out and some decent early morning sunshine is expected. Into Tuesday day time and there will be plenty of cloud around but in the breaks in the cloud we should see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine. A scattering of light showers is possible. We should see a fine and mostly dry end to the day on Tuesday. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 40 mph. Temps will range from 6C to 13C

Wednesday

Looks like being the best day of the week. Plenty of cloud around overnight Tuesday into Wednesday but should stay mostly dry. Into Wednesday day time there will be a scattering of showers of light showers around but for most it should be fine and dry. With Some decent and prolonged sunshine. The very best of the Sunshine is forecast across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. We will see the cloud increase as we go into the evening. With it we are expected to see a few light showers around. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around to 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 6C to 14C temps slowly starting to increase.

Thursday

Overnight Wednesday into Thursday we are going to see plenty of clear spells and a chance of some light showers. Into Thursday day time. Into Thursday we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. The best of the sunshine is forecast over the Northern half of the Western Isles. more cloud is forecast for the Southern Half. The rain is expected to be mostly light however we could see some heavier showers across parts of the Western Isles. The cloud is forecast to thicken in as we go overnight into Friday. Winds will be from a Southerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 7C to 15C

Friday

A long way off as yet so plenty can change. Overnight Thursday into Friday is forecast to be mainly fine and dry with plenty of cloud around. Into Friday day time and there is going to be some rain but its expected to be mostly light in nature. The cloud will dominate on Friday. Winds are forecast to be light around 10 to 20 mph from a Westerly and South Westerly direction. Temps will range from 7C to 14C

Long range

High pressure trying to take firmer control. Will it win?

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:30 and 22:15

South Uist – 04:41 and 22:12

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