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

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