Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing. 14/6/15

On this Sunday morning we have plenty of sunshine around. Some patchy cloud. But many areas are enjoying a beautiful start to Sunday.

As of 08:45 have no rain falling anywhere across the Western Isles.

Temps at Stornoway airport got down to 2.3C at 5 am this morning. That insane for June! 4.4C at 3 am South Uist Range.

Highest maximum temperature on Saurday in the Highlands & Eilean Siar was Harris Quidnish with 13.1C

Sunniest place in the Highlands & Eilean Siar on Saturday was Stornoway with 6.6 hours of Sunshine

High pressure remains in control of our weather currently.

A low pressure between Greenland and Iceland will affect our weather during the next week.

A full in depth look at next weeks weather will be online tonight with my week ahead outlook.

Have a great Sunday.

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing.

At Around 10 am this Saturday morning we have some light rain across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. Most other areas are fine and dry apart from a little light drizzle.

This mornings Satellite data is showing plenty of cloud around across the Western Isles. But despite this we are still seeing some decent morning sunshine.

We are still expected to see some decent and at times prolonged afternoon and evening sunshine later today.

High pressure is expected to remain mostly in control of our weather. We will see a weak area of low pressure crop up in the next couple of days.

Into Next week and we are forecast to see some wetter and windier weather.

Have a great Saturday.

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing – 12/6/15

On this Friday morning coming up to 07:45 am we have some light rain across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. Else where is mainly dry some light patchy rain and drizzle around.

Some fog around this morning which is causing poor driving conditions at times.

As of 7 am there is plenty of cloud across the Western Isles. Much of Scotland is basking under sunshine unfortunately we are stuck under cloud.

On Thursday the lowest maximum temperature across the
Highlands & Eilean Siar was Harris Quidnish at 11.6C

High pressure remains in control over the Western Isles for the next couple of days. We have a cold front pushing across the Western Isles.

Long range and a low pressure system is expected to bring wind and rain for Tuesday. A few days off as yet so plenty can change but I will keep you updated.

Have a great day.

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Weekend ahead forecast bitesized. 11/6/15

The smaller and more condensed version. A fairly dry end to Thursday with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Friday we will see some morning rain mostly light. Plenty of cloud around. Some decent sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds over the weekend will be mostly from a Northerly, North Westerly and North Easterly direction. Gusting up to 30 mph over Saturday and Sunday. Feeling cooler over the weekend. The Northern Half will see more in the way of cloud on Saturday and Sunday. The best of the sunshine will be across the Southern Half. However both Saturday and Sunday should end with decent clear skies. Long range next week is looking unsettled. Full in depth forecast for the weekend can be found below. Have a great weekend.

Weekend ahead forecast – Cloud, Some showers and a sunshine.

On this Thursday evening we have a mostly fine and dry end to the day. We have a little rain around but for many its dry.

There is a plenty of cloud around but there are some breaks allowing for some decent and times prolonged sunshine.

Friday

Overnight Thursday into Friday and we are going to see plenty of cloud around. It should be a mostly fine and dry night. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. There will be Some mostly light rain pushing across the Western Isles during Friday morning, associated with a cold front across the Western Isles. The rest of Friday is forecast to be mostly fine and dry. There is a chance of some rain can never be ruled out entirely. The cloud will dominated but in the breaks we should see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine.The very best of the sunshine will be across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. It should stay fine and dry as we go overnight into Saturday. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph. From a Westerly and South Westerly direction shifting during Friday to come in from a North Westerly and then North Easterly direction. Temps will range from 8C to 13C

Saturday –

A tale of two half’s. Overnight Friday into Saturday should be mostly fine and dry. Plenty of cloud is forecast. Into Saturday morning and the cloud is expected to thicken in across the Northern Half and we are going to see rain spread in. Its forecast to be mostly light in nature. As we go into the afternoon the rain should have cleared and we will still see a lot of cloud around but we should start to see some breaks allowing for some decent and times prolonged sunshine. The Southern Half should see a fine and dry. There is a chance of the odd light shower but it should stay dry here. We will see some cloud but for many areas we should see prolonged sunshine with little cloud. We should see a fine end to the day across the Western Isles. Prolonged sunshine at times. We should see clear skies as we go overnight into Sunday. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph from a Northerly and North Easterly direction and temps will range from 6C to 12C

Sunday

Overnight Saturday into Sunday and we are forecast to see a fine and dry night. Plenty of clear skies. Into Sunday day time and there is forecast to be plenty of cloud around across the Northern half of the Western Isles. However in the breaks in the cloud we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. The Southern Half should fair even better with some prolonged sunshine. The cloud will thicken in during the evening. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 25 mph. Temps will range from 5C to 12C so feeling cooler.

Long range –

Unsettled start to the new week.

Sunrise and Sunset – Friday

Stornoway – 04:20 and 22:29

South Uist – 04:32 and 22:26

Have a great weekend!!

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing – 11/6/15

On this Thursday morning its a mostly fine and dry start to the day. There is some light rain and drizzle around. Some heavier rain out in the Atlantic off the coast of Barra.

at 07:00 this morning there was a lot of cloud across the Western Isles. Little or no sunshine. There are some breaks in the cloud but they are few and far between.

in the Highlands & Eilean Siar on Wednesday South Uist range the lowest maximum temp was 12.9C

Last 24 hours high and low at the hourly readings was Stornoway airport Wednesday 15.3C at 16:00 and 04:00 Thursday 7.3C. South Uist range Wednesday 12.9C and Thursday 9.3C at 04:00

High pressure is still dominating our weather and looks set to do so until the early part of next week.

We are going to see a cold front pushing across the Western Isles overnight Thursday into Friday. A weak area of low pressure on Saturday.

Have a great Thursday.

Thursdays forecast – cloud

On this Wednesday evening we have a fine and dry end to the day across the Western Isles. There is no rain around. Cloud covers much of the Western Isles. Apart from the Western Half of Lewis as of 19:00.

For the rest of Wednesday evening and overnight into Thursday and cloud is going to thicken in further across the Western Isles. It should stay dry but there is a risk of some light patchy rain or drizzle.

Into Thursday itself and its going to be a cloud dominated day. It should be a fine and dry day across the Western Isles. There is a risk of some light patchy rain or drizzle at times.

There cloud will be at a very high level on Thursday and will be thick at times so any sunny spells are likely to be few and far between but hopefully we should get some breaks giving us some decent sunshine.

The best of any sunshine will be during the evening. But by this point there is a risk of some mist and fog pushing into parts of the Western Isles.

Winds will be from a South Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph and temps will range from 7C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:21 and 22:28

South Uist – 04:33 and 22:25

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing. 10/6/15

On this Wednesday morning around half 7 we have a mostly fine and dry start to the day across the Western Isles. Some rain out in the Atlantic and couple scattered light rain across the Western Isles.

Still plenty of cloud around this morning. Hopefully it will shift and we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine by the afternoon.

last 24 hours high and low at the hourly readings was Stornoway airport Tuesday 12.3C at 18:00 and 07:00 Tuesday 9.1C. South Uist range Tuesday 11.7C at 16:00 and Tuesday 9.6C at 23:00

on the Synoptic charts high pressure remains firmly in control for the next couple of days. A chance of a change come the weekend.

Hope you have a great Wednesday

Wednesdays forecast 9/6/15

Wednesdays forecast – Sunshine and cloud.
On this Tuesday we have some rain out to the West approaching the Western Isles. The rain is mostly light but we could see some heavier spells.

Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and we are going to see the rain clear away. We are going to see a mainly overcast night but it should stay dry in many areas. A few places could see some light rain or drizzle. We are likely to see some clear spells.

Into Wednesday and its forecast to be a mostly fine and day. There is a chance of some light rain and the odd light shower around. But for most places it should stay dry. There is going to be plenty of cloud around again.

However the cloud shouldn’t dominate as much as on Tuesday and we should see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine. The very best of the sunshine will be during the afternoon and evening.

Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:27

South Uist – 04:33 and 22:24

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing.

On this Tuesday morning around half 7 almost a totally dry start to the day across the Western Isles. Some light patchy rain around. Some of this rain is out in the Atlantic near South Uist and Benbecula.

There is plenty of cloud around at 7am this morning but despite this there are some breaks in the cloud allowing for some decent sunshine.

High pressure is firmly in control of our weather for the next few days and possibly longer. Bringing fine and mostly dry conditions.

Not a great day else to report at the moment. Feel free as ever to share Weather related photos with this page. Sunrise and sunsets. Beach photos, Cloud formations etc.

Have a great Tuesday and enjoy the settled weather.

Tuesdays forecast – Fine and dry day. Plenty of cloud.

On this Monday night we have a fine and dry end to the day across much of the Western Isles. There is a chance of some patchy light rain.

Overnight Monday into Tuesday should stay fine and dry plenty of cloud around.

Into Tuesday day time. Its going to be a fine and dry day. Cloud is going to dominate. Sunny spells are possible but they are likely to be few and far between one of the worse aspects of being under a high pressure. When the cloud gets stuck its stubborn to shift.

The best of any sunny spells are likely afternoon and evening. During Tuesday there a chance of some patchy rain but for most it will stay fine and dry.

Winds would be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 7C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:26

South Uist – 04:34 and 22:23

Good Morning Western Isles This Is Your Morning Briefing. 8/6/15

On this Monday Morning we have mostly light rain pushing across parts of the Western Isles. Many areas are enjoying a dry start to the day.

At 7 am this Morning there was a lot of cloud around across the Northern Half of the Western Isles with the Southern Half enjoying some prolonged morning sunshine.

Sunniest place in the Highlands & Eilean Siar on Sunday was Stornoway with 5.7 hrs of Sunshine.

High pressure is in control of the Weather this Monday morning.

Have a great Monday.

Week ahead forecast Bitesized – 7/6/15

Hiccups… A scattering of showers around this Sunday evening, some decent and prolonged sunshine for many places. Monday a fine day with some prolonged sunshine. Best of the sunshine across the Southern Half more cloud across Northern Half. Tuesday a fine and dry day across the Western Isles. More in the way of cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Temps reaching a dizzying 15C. Wednesday more cloud is expected to thicken in. Some showers around one of those hiccups. Winds will be stronger gusting 40 mph at times. Thursday looks like being the worst day of the week, the second hiccup. Cloud dominated heavy rain and at times. Friday a scattering of showers but plenty of dry spells. Long range sunshine and showers. Full in depth week ahead forecast can be found below this.

Week ahead forecast – A good week with the odd hiccup 7/6/15

This is quite possibly the most positive forecast I’ve done so far this year. Fingers crossed it don’t change as the week goes on.

On this Sunday evening we have a scattering of showers across the Western Isles. But many areas are enjoying a dry end to the weekend. With some decent and prolonged sunshine.

Monday

Overnight Sunday into Monday and we are going to see some showers across the Western Isles. They should be mostly light in nature and we should see plenty of clear spells. Into Monday morning and some prolonged morning sunshine is expected to start the new week. Some cloud around and it will be stubborn to shift in places. Into the afternoon and the very best of the sunshine is expected across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. We are going to see more cloud and a scattering of showers for the Northern Half but despite this we should still see some decent and times prolonged sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Into the evening and overnight into Tuesday and we should see some decent clear spells. Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 6C to 12C

Tuesday

Overnight Monday into Tuesday and we are going to see a fine and dry night. Plenty of clear spells. Into Tuesday day time and it should be a dry day. Now the odd shower cannot be ruled out. There will be more cloud around. Despite this we should still see some decent and prolonged sunshine. The very best again being across the Southern Half. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 7C to 15C

Wednesday

Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and we are going to see the cloud thicken in for many areas. It should stay dry. Now into Wednesday day time and we are going to see a lot of cloud around the best of any sunshine is likely to be across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. A scattering of showers is possible and likely to be one of those hiccups. The rain should clear away by the evening and but the cloud is expected to dominate. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 20 to 40 mph. Temps will range from 7C to 15C

Thursday

Another hiccup is expected on Thursday. A cloud dominated day is forecast. Little or no sunshine is expected. Rain is likely across the Northern Half of the Western Isles overnight Wednesday into Thursday. The rain will be heavy at times. Once this clears as we go into the afternoon is should become mostly dry but the cloud is expected to dominate. The Southern Half of the Western Isles will see plenty of cloud but should start the day dry, But rain will start to spread in by late morning and again here it will be heavy and few showers will remain for the rest of the evening. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph. Temps will range from 8C to 13C

Friday

A scattering of overnight Showers is expected to clear as we get into Friday morning. By Friday morning the cloud should start to break and we should have some decent and prolonged sunshine. There will be plenty of cloud around and a risk of some light showers around. Winds will be from a Northerly and North Easterly direction around 10 to 30 mph and temps will be around 8C to 13C

Long range

A mixture of sunshine and showers.

Sunrise and Sunset – Monday

Stornoway – 04:23 and 22:25

South Uist – 04:35 and 22:22

have a great week

Good Morning Western Isles This Is Your Morning Briefing 7/6/15

At around 9 am this Sunday morning we have some heavy rain pushing across the Northern Half of the Western Isles. Some of this rain is heavy.

The Southern Half is mainly dry and so far escaping the worst of the rain.

As of 07:00 this Morning there was a lot of cloud across the Western Isles. The best of any clear and sunny spells across the Southern Half of the Western Isles and the top of Lewis.

Stornoway Airport hit 46 mph at 17:00 at the Met office station and 40 mph at 08:00 South Uist range.

High pressure takes firm control of our Weather from today.

Despite the High pressure being over us during the upcoming week, we will still see weather fronts passing over us giving us some unsettled weather at times.

Have a Great Sunday.

Sundays forecast – An improving picture. 6/6/15

On this Saturday evening we have some rain across much of the Western Isles. Its mostly light in nature and its slowly clearing away towards the Mainland.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday and we are going to see more showers spreading across the Western Isles. They are expected to be mostly light in nature. The cloud will dominate for a lot of areas but we should see some clear spells. In the Early hours of Sunday morning we should see some decent sunny spells.

Into Sunday morning we are going to a see a mixture of sunshine and rain. The rain will be heavier across the Northern half of the Western Isles. Some sunshine but the cloud is expected to dominate.

Into the afternoon and evening, we are going to see a scattering of showers across the Western Isles. They are forecast to be mostly light in nature and many places should stay dry. We are going to see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine. It should be a fairly clear night as we go overnight into Monday.

Winds will be from a Westerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 40 mph. Strongest of these overnight Saturday into Sunday and easing as Sunday goes on. Temps will range from 7C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:24 and 22:23

South Uist – 04:32 and 22:20

Good Morning Western Isles This Is You Morning Briefing.

On this Saturday morning we have low pressure off the coast of the Western Isles bringing us rain and strong winds.
The Low pressure is visible on radar this morning and can be seen on the radar grab I posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Still chance of thunderstorms on Saturday
Met office hourly reading we have seen 46 mph at Stornoway Airport at 6am and 55 mph at South Uist range at 5am .
Sunniest place in the Highlands & Eilean Siar was Stornoway with 6.4 hrs of Sunshine.
Lowest Maximum Temperature and highest rainfall for the Highlands & Eilean Siar was Harris Quidnish with 10.8 mm of rainfall and 12.2C Temperature
Long range and things are looking a lot more settled. Full week ahead forecast will be online as ever on Sunday evening.

Saturdays forecast – Sunshine, Wind, rain and Thunderstorms.

An extra look ahead to Sunday can be found below this forecast. Back to normal Sunday with the week ahead forecast.

For many areas across the Western Isles we have seen some decent and prolonged sunshine during Friday afternoon and evening. There is heavy rain across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. We are are seeing the cloud starting to spread into the Northern Half rain is forecast here by the end of Friday evening.

There is a risk of thunderstorms across the Western Isles overnight Friday into Saturday. With the risk decreasing by the end of the day on Saturday.

Overnight Friday into Saturday and we are going to see rain spread across the entire Western Isles. The rain will be heavy at times. Despite this there will still be some decent clear spells.

Into Saturday and we are going to see rain for much of the day. The rain will be heavy at times. The rain will be lightest during the afternoon and evening. In the breaks in the cloud we should see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine.

The theme of Sunshine and blustery showers will last into the evening and then overnight into Sunday. Strong winds will be a theme for Saturday. Winds will be from a Westerly and South Westerly direction before shifting North Westerly direction by the middle of the afternoon winds around 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Temps will range 9C to 12C It will feel colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:25 and 22:22

South Uist – 04:36 and 22:19

Sunday out look –

Some heavy overnight rain. Becoming lighter into Sunday morning. Scattering of showers. Becoming drier. Some sunny spells as the day goes on. Could prolonged at times. Plenty of cloud around especially across the Southern Half of the Western Isles. Staying breezy but winds are forecast to become lighter as the day goes on.

Fridays forecast – A changeable day. 4/6/15

On this Thursday night at around 11pm we have rain across almost the entire Western Isles. The rain is mostly light and we are getting some drizzle. Some places are seeing some slightly heavier rain.

Overnight Thursday into Friday and we are going to see more light rain across the Western Isles. We are going to see some dry spells before more heavy rain spread in during the early hours of Friday morning.

Into Friday morning and we are forecast to see rain across the Western Isles to start Friday. The rain will become heavier and more intense at the morning goes on. We could see a lot of surface water on the roads.

Into the afternoon and the rain is forecast to ease and to clear away. The afternoon should be mostly fine and dry. Some rain cannot be ruled out. There will be some cloud around in the afternoon but despite this we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine.

Some decent and at times prolonged evening sunshine is forecast for the early evening but the cloud is forecast so spread in rain is expected for all parts and the rain will become heavier across the Southern Half of the Western Isles.

Winds overnight Thursday into Friday will be from a Easterly and South Easterly direction. Before shifting during the early afternoon to come from a Southerly and South Westerly direction. Winds will range from 10 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. The strongest being during the evening. Temps will range from 7C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:26 and 22:21

South Uist – 04:37 and 22:18

Good Morning Western Isles This Is Your Morning Briefing.

Good Morning Western Isles This Is Your Morning Briefing.

On this Thursday morning we have a fairly dry start to the day. We have some light rain pushing across the Southern Half of the Western Isles at 9 am but this is mostly light.

There was plenty of cloud around this morning but despite this in the breaks in the cloud we are still seeing some decent and at times prolonged sunshine.

The Weekend at the moment is looking wet and windy from Friday night, Saturday into Sunday.

Next week high pressure looks set to really dominate our weather. That was supposed to happen this week. So hopefully will happen

Have a great day.