Fridays forecast – Cold and breezy.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a fairly dry evening. A few wintry showers across Lewis and Harris. But for most its dry with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Its extremely icy.

Reminder a Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow and ice comes into force at 18:00 This evening and expires at 12:00 Friday afternoon. For Lewis and Harris only. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see another cold night. However temps are no expected to get as low as Wednesday night. A few wintry showers which could merge into some heavier snow showers for a time across Lewis and Harris. Frost and ice widespread. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Plenty of sunshine which will be prolonged at times. The best of this across the Uists and Barra. More cloud across Lewis and Harris. A few in wintry showers and these falling as snow for a time. Increasing in frequency as we go into the late afternoon. Winds of 20 to 35 mph.

Evening – Yet another evening of widespread frost and ice. Plenty of clear skies and further wintry showers. Again at times falling as snow. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be Northerly direction and temps will range from -2C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:31 and 16:38

South Uist – 08:31 and 16:56

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing sleet and snow showers across parts of the Western isles. Most places are fine and dry with some morning sunshine. It’s extremely icy.

A reminder we remin under a Met office yellow weather warning for ice 11:00 this morning. A yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force at 18:00 this evening and expires at 12:00 Friday afternoon. Full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Today – a mixture of sunshine and wintry showers. They should be fairly scattered. Becoming more persistent this evening. Staying extremely icy. Brisk winds.

Friday – a few wintry showers and icy again but becoming drier and light winds.

Saturday – a cold but fine and settled day.

Sunday – Witney showers and cold again.

Have a great Thursday

Thursdays forecast – Cold

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing A few sleet and rain showers moving across the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud with some breaks and brisk winds. Some mist and fog patches and its icy.

We are currently under a Met Office Yellow weather warning for Ice until 11:00 Thursday morning.

A second yellow weather warning for snow and ice has also been issued for Thursday and comes into force at 18:00 Thursday and expires at 12:00 Friday. Full information about both warnings can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see a hard frost with further sleet and snow showers. Further accumulations are possible but the showers are expected to be more scattered. Some mist and fog patches. Plenty of clear skies and fairly light winds. Could see one of the coldest nights of the winter. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A few scattered wintry showers. Plenty of sunshine prolonged at times especially across the Uists and Barra. More cloud across Lewis and Harris. Very icy start but should see some melting. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Further wintry showers which will increase in frequency again. Another hard frost. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be Easterly and North Easterly direction and temps will range from -3C to 5C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:33 and 16:46

South Uist – 08:33 and 16:54

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are still seeing a few wintry showers moving across the Western Isles. Plenty of snow and ice on the ground after the last 24 hours of snowfall. It’s extremely frosty and icy. Winds are light.

A reminder we are under a Met office yellow weather warning for snow and ice until 11:00 this morning. The full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Across the highlands and islands on Tuesday Harris Quidnish was the wettest with 5.8 mm of rainfall.

Today – a mixture of sunshine and cloud with scattered wintry showers. Another severe frost tonight. Wintry showers again this evening. Brisk winds becoming light.

Thursday – a cloud dominated day with some showers and plenty of sunshine. Light winds.

Friday – cold again but mostly dry.

Saturday – becoming milder slowly and more settled.

Have a great Wednesday

Wednesdays forecast – Further snow and staying cold.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a lot of snow covering the Western Isles. Challenging conditions. Brisk winds. Frost and ice. A main band of sleet and snow is slow moving across the Western Isles at around 22:30.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

We are currently under a Met Office Yellow weather warning for snow and ice until 11:00 Wednesday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see further snow and wintry showers. These will be heavy at times. Frost and ice widespread. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Morning and Afternoon – Yet more sleet and snow showers. These are expected to become more scattered as the day goes on. They will be heavy at times. In between we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – More wintry showers. Some of these heavy at times. Some clear skies in between. Frost and ice once again as temps drop and winds lighten. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from -3C to 5C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:35 and 16:43

South Uist – 08:35 and 16:52

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing frequent sleet and snow showers moving across the Western isles. It is extremely icy for most. We have seen some accumulations of snow. It’s breezy.

Across the highlands and islands on Monday south Uist range had the highest maximum temperature of 6.5C

Today – a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Further wintry showers with further accumulations of snow. These could be heavy at times. Brisk winds. Showers easing for a time this evening. Temps struggling above 2/4C further frost and ice tonight.

Wednesday – further wintry showers and staying cold.

Thursday – a fine dry and sunny day. Staying cold.

Friday – a showery day.

Have a great Tuesday

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Tuesdays forecast – Snow and cold.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Winds are brisk. We are seeing frost and ice.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Overnight – We are going to see some snow falling across the Western Isles. This could be heavy at times resulting in some accumulations. Greatest risk across Lewis and Harris but could be further South. Frost and Ice widespread. Winds of 10 to 30 mph

Tuesday day – Further snow showers. Some accumulations Becoming squally. I despise forecast snowing. Wintry sleet and snow showers. Some sunny spells. Frost and Ice widespread. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Further squally wintry showers. Frost and ice once again. Showers becoming more scattered as the evening goes. Plenty of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from -1C to 5C for most temps will struggle to get above 1 or 2C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:37 and 16:41

South Uist – 08:37 and 16:49

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief.

On this Monday morning we are seeing another cold morning. A widespread frost and ice. Further snow showers. But for most it’s a dry but cold start to the day.

Across the highlands and islands on Sunday Stornoway was the sunniest with 2.7 hours of sunshine.

Today – further wintry showers today. Becoming more frequent this evening with accumulations of snowfall. Some of this falling as rain. Widespread frost and ice this morning and again this evening. Frost and ice patches. Some sunshine which will be prolonged at times and brisk winds.

Tuesday – light winds and further wintry showers staying cold.

Wednesday – another cold morning with wintry showers.

Thursday- staying cold with yet more wintry showers.

Have a great Monday

Week ahead forecast – cold *mumble*

Good evening Western Isles its looking like another cold week coming up as we end January and head towards February. Currently trying to work out how I can move the Western isles somewhere warmer….

Full in depth forecast for Monday can be found below this one.

Tuesday – A snowy start. Frequent wintry showers we could see a covering of snow on Tuesday morning. A mixture of sunshine and wintry showers and brisk winds. Westerly and North Westerly winds of 10 to 25 mph. Temps of -2C to 5C

Wednesday – Another bitterly cold day. Widespread frost and ice to start the day. Snow showers once again. Some of these falling as sleet and rain. Some decent sunshine in between. Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction around 5 to 20 mph and temps will range from -2C to 5C

Thursday – A cloud dominating day. With bitterly cold. Some wintry showers. Some sunny spells. Winds will be Easterly and North Easterly direction around 5 to 25 mph. Temps will range from -1C to 5C

Friday – A cloud dominating day once again and staying cold with further wintry sleet and snow showers. Some sunny spells. Winds will be Northerly direction around 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. Temps will range from 0C to 5C

Have a great week.

Mondays forecast – Cold then sleet and snow.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing wintry showers transiting the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud around with some clear skies. Winds are brisk but have eased down a long way from earlier.

Overnight – We are going to see another cold night. Widespread frost and ice under clear skies. Greatest risk for Lewis and Harris. Mist and fog patches are likely to form. Further wintry sleet and snow showers. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and wintry showers. These are going to increase in frequency by late afternoon. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Evening – Further snow showers pushing across the Western Isles. We could even see snow accumulating to lower levels for a time during the evening. Some clear skies and frost and ice again. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from -2C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:39 and 16:39

South Uist – 08:39 and 16:47

Sunday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning we are seeing a mixture of rain sleet and snow squally progressing across the Western isles. We are still seeing strong winds which have eased down from the peak of 60 mph.

Reminder we are still under a Met office yellow weather warning for snow and ice until 12:00 this afternoon. The full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Today – gales easing as the day goes on. Some sunshine. Prolonged at times. Further squally wintry showers but becoming more scattered as the day goes on. Frost and ice widespread this evening.

Monday – blustery with further wintry showers.

Tuesday – further wintry showers and a hard frost. But daytime sunshine and light winds.

Wednesday – cold and frosty but becoming more settled.

Have a great Sunday – full week ahead forecast will be online this evening.

Sundays forecast – Cold and wintry.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing strong gusty winds. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph with some stronger winds across the Uists and Barra. We are seeing squally wintry showers.

Lewis and Harris currently under a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice until 12:00 Sunday afternoon. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Overnight – We are going to see the peak of the strongest of the winds across the Western Isles. Gusting 50 to 60 mph some isolated gusts reaching 70 mph cannot be ruled out. Further squally wintry sleet and snow showers. Some clear skies in between. In some sheltered spots we are going to see frost and ice forming. Risk of some of these showers bringing some thunder and lightning but the risk is quite low.

Morning – Further squally wintry showers these at this point are expected to be fairly scattered. Some sunny spells and plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Afternoon – The winds will ease further. We are going to see further scattered wintry showers and some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 30 mph

Evening – Further wintry showers. Sleet and snow. Further frost and ice forming as winds ease. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from -1C to 5C but will feel colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:41 and 16:36

South Uist – 08:41 and 16:45

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing a wet morning across the Western isles. A good day for ducks 🦆. We are also seeing strong gusty winds. Winds are already gusting up to 40 mph.

A reminder a Met office yellow warning for snow and ice comes into force at 18:00 this evening and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Today – further heavy and persistent rain for much of this morning and afternoon. We are going to see the rain turning increasing wintry later. Squally wintry showers. Snow over higher ground. Maybe a dusting to lower levels. Risk of thunderstorms later. Frost and ice possible in sheltered spots. Winds gusting 40/50 mph and a little stronger across the Uists and Barra gusting 60/65 mph.

Sunday – windy start with gales or severe gales. Squally wintry showers. A mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Monday – winds ease and further wintry showers.

Tuesday – becoming more settled.

Have a great Saturday

Saturdays forecast – Windy, Wet, Wintry.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing heavy rain across most of the Western Isles. Drier across South Uist and Barra.

A Met Office Yellow warning for snow and ice was issued by the Met Office. The warning comes into force at 18:00 Saturday evening and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Overnight – We are going to see persistent and at times heavy rain across the entire Western Isles. The wind will also increase. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Morning – We are also going to see further spells of persistent rain across the Western Isles. This will be heavy at times and be accompanied by strong winds. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Afternoon – The winds are going to increase further. More persistent and heavy rain. But the rain will turn increasingly wintry with sleet and snow. The worst of the snow will fall over higher ground but we could see a covering to lower levels for a time. We could see blizzard conditions over higher ground in the strong winds. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – The showers will become squally and wintry. The could be thundery at times. Snow across higher grounds down to lower levels widely. Greatest risk as ever across Lewis and Harris. We are also going to stronger winds across the Uists and Barra. In sheltered areas we are going to see frost and Ice. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph with some gusts reaching 70 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Winds will be Westerly and South Westerly direction shifting Northerly and North Easterly direction during the middle of the day. Temps will range from 2C to 8C but feeling more like -4C to -5C in the wind chill.

I will keep you updated during the course of the next couple of days. Any reports and photos are massively appreciated as ever.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:43 and 16:34

South Uist – 08:43 and 16:43

Weekends stormy wintry weather.

Good afternoon Western isles this is an extra update looking at the weekends extremely unsettled weather. I will do a full update as normal this evening for Saturday.

A Met Office Yellow weather warning was issued for Snow and Ice for Lewis and Harris from 18:00 Saturday evening and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met office website.

Away from the Snow and Ice risk we are also going to see gales and a risk of severe gales. The winds will increase during the day on Saturday with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph reaching 60 mph by late evening. With winds in excess of 60 mph possible across the Uists and Barra.

The winds are expected to increase further as we go overnight Saturday into Sunday with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph and reaching 70 mph in some exposed coastal areas. The greatest risk being across the Uists and Barra. At this stage winds will stay below Met Office warning level for us. But i will update the page if this changes. Winds will decrease during Sunday but still gusting 40 mph.

We are also going to see some extremely heavy and persistent rain for most of the day on Saturday accompanied by strong winds this could result in some difficult conditions. As we go into Saturday evening this rain will turn increasingly to snow. Some uncertainty as to how much snow we could see. The greatest risk will be over higher ground. But we could see a covering to lower ground. These wintry showers will persist during the course of Sunday with a mixture of rain sleet and snow but will become more squally. In more sheltered areas we will see frost and ice forming.

I will keep you updated during the course of the weekend.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are seeing much milder conditions. Some showers and brisk winds.

Across the highlands and islands on Thursday South Uist range had the highest maximum temperature of 8.7C

Today – we are going to see a showery morning with some sunny spells. Brisk winds thought out the day. More heavy and persistent rain later.

Saturday – gales and risk of severe gales with extremely heavy and persistent rainfall.

Sunday – strong winds and showers these will be wintry at times.

Monday – winds will ease with showers which will be wintry.

Have a great Friday

Fridays forecast – Wet and Milder.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing some rain moving across the Western Isles. We are still seeing slippy and icy conditions. But temps are rising.

Overnight – Some showers across the Western Isles. This will be heavy at times. Some clear spells and brisk winds. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Morning – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – Further spells of rain and it will become heavier and more persistent. Some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Evening – More heavy and persistent rain is going to push into the Western Isles. Winds of 5 to 20 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:45 and 16:31

South Uist – 08:45 and 16:40

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing extremely icy conditions across parts of the Western isles. Take it easy if you are out and about. Across the Uists and Barra is milder with some rain.

Reminder we remain under a Met office yellow weather warning for ice until 11:00 Thursday morning. Full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday south Uist range had the highest maximum temperature of 6.0C

Today – will become milder as the day goes on. We will see rain push in during the evening which will become increasingly heavy. Winds will also increase. Some sunny spells plenty of cloud. Temps could reach double figures.

Friday – will be mild with outbreaks of rain and showers.

Saturday – stronger winds and heavy rain.

Sunday – turning colder and wintry again.

Have a great Thursday

Thursdays forecast – Milder.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are still seeing rain sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Its still very icy across large parts of the Western Isles.

Reminder a Met Office Yellow warning for Lewis and Harris comes into force at 18:00 this evening and expires at 11:00 Friday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see some mist and fog along with further frost and ice. Scattered wintry showers with some falling as rain. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – after a frost start we are going to see a mostly cloud dominated day. Some sunshine. Some showers These will be mostly light. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – The cloud will increase. Rain will push in and this will be heavy at times. Winds will increase and the temps will head back towards double figures. So any frost and ice should melt. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction shifting South and South Westerly direction and temps will range from -1C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:47 and 16:29

South Uist – 08:46 and 16:38

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more then one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice given by emergency services.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing wintry showers moving across the Western isles. We are seeing frost and ice widespread. We are seeing a mixture of cloud and sunshine.

a reminder we are under a Met office yellow weather warning for ice until 11:00 this morning. Yellow means be aware.

Across the highlands and islands on Tuesday south Uist range was the wettest with 7.6 mm of rain.

Today – we are going to see further wintry showers. These falling as a mixture of rain sleet and snow. Mist and fog forming this evening. A mixture of sunshine and cloud today. Frost and ice again this evening.

Thursday – overcast and becoming milder some showers but these turning to rain.

Friday – will be milder and breezy with spells of rain.

Saturday – turning colder with winds from the North risk of wintry showers.

Have a great Wednesday