Sundays forecast – Not quite the kitchen sink but close

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Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing heavy and persistent rain across much of the Western Isles. It is slowly clearing away. We are seeing strong gusty winds. Drier towards Barra.

Overnight – We are going to see further heavy rain which will be persistent but that will slowly clear away from all parts. In its wake we will be left with showers and these will be heavy. It will stay winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Morning and Afternoon – Yet more heavy showery rain. Some of which will be wintry at times with some hail and sleet mixed in. The odd rumble of thunder cannot be ruled out. In between some decent sunny spells but this will be counteracted by some strong winds. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph and at times reaching 50 mph.

Evening – It will remain showery. Winds will start to ease and the showers should become more isolated. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 40 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction shifting North Easterly to end the day. Temps will range from 4C to 10C but it will feel more like 1-3C in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:03 and 16:05

South Uist – 09:02 and 16:15

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we seeing a band of heavy rain sweeping into the Western isles with showery rain ahead of it. Strong gusty winds.

Today….. a showery day with some heavy and more prolonged spells of rain at times. A few sunny spells. More heavy rain pushing in this evening they will be persistent. Strong winds will gales this evening.

Sunday…. windy and showery day.

Monday….. another showery day.

Tuesday….. further gales and showers.

Wednesday….. staying windy and unsettled.

Have a great Saturday

Saturdays forecast – Wet and windy.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a showery evening after a band of heavy rain has just moved across the Western isles.

Overnight….. We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers and these will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon….. Are going to be windy and showery. These showers will be heavy at times. At times these showers will merge into longer spells of rain. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening….. We are going to see the winds increasing further across the Western Isles. Some heavy and persistent rainfall at times. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 25 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway- 09:04 and 16:04

South Uist – 09:03 and 16:14

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are seeing another mostly overcast start to the day. Some rain mostly light. Winds are brisk.

Across the highlands and islands on Thursday Stornoway was the sunniest with 0.6 hours of sunshine.

Today….. a few sunny spells some rain and the cloud will increase as the day goes on and as we will the wind. A band of heavy rain will push into all parts this evening.

Saturday….. will see gales and heavy showers throughout the day.

Sunday…… another windy day with further spells of rain.

Monday…. winds will ease but we will see further spells of rain.

Have a great Friday

Thursdays forecast – Drab.

Good evening Western Isles, sorry for the late update being a busy evening. We are seeing some mist and low cloud. A few clear spells. Its overcast with some light rain and drizzle.

Thursday – This can cover all day Thursday because there isn’t really much changing all day. Its going to be overcast. Light rain and drizzle. You may see the odd sunny spell if you are lucky. Its going to be breezy. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Increasing as we go into the evening.

Winds will be Westerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 7C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:07 and 16:00 🙂

South Uist – 09:05 and 16:10

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day. Some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells.

Across the highlands and islands on Tuesday Stornoway was the sunniest 2.3 hours of sunshine.

Today….. we are going to see an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells possible. We are going to see mist and fog become widespread during the afternoon and evening. Winds will be mostly under 20 mph.

Thursday….. settled and overcast as high pressure dominates.

Friday…… winds increase with some rain.

Saturday….. wet and windy.

Have a great Wednesday

Wednesdays forecast – Gloomy.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers mainly along coasts.

Overnight…… We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 5 to 10 mph. Some frost and ice is possible in places.

Wednesday day….. Its going to be a cloud dominated day. Some light rain and drizzle. A few showers are possible. We are going to see mist and fog widely. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening…… Cloud dominating. Some light rain and drizzle with mist and fog patches. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds are going to be variable and temps will range from 1C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:08 and 15:58

South Uist – 09:06 and 16:08

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few light showers around. Winds have eased from overnight.

Today….. we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Cloud will increase this evening. Winds will ease further. Some patchy light rain and drizzle.

Wednesday….. an overcast day with patchy light rain and drizzle. Breezy.

Thursday….. settled but overcast and breezy.

Friday….. overcast and breezy.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesdays forecast – A return to the high.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing squally showers moving across the Western Isles. Some strong winds still gusting 60 to 70 mph in places. Lighter across the Uists and Barra.

We are still under a Met Office Yellow weather warning for wind until 06:00 Tuesday morning. Full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight…… We are going to see winds ease down across the Western Isles. Some showers around. Plenty of cloud around. Some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon…… We are going to see plenty of cloud with some sunshine. This will be prolonged at times. Some showers and these could be heavy. Winds will ease further. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening….. We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. It will be mostly dry a few showers around. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 2C to 8C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:08 and 15:56

South Uist – 09:07 and 16:07

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning we are seeing a windy start to the day. Winds gusting 50/60 mph as I type this before 09:00. Showers moving across the Western isles.

A Met office yellow warning for wind comes into force at 09:00 Monday until 06:00 Tuesday morning. The full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Across the highlands and islands on Sunday Stornoway was the sunniest with 0.5 hours of sunshine. Harris Quidnish had the lowest minimum temperature of 2.5C and south Uist Range has the highest maximum temperature of 9.3C

Today….. we are going to see gales and severe gales. Winds gusting 50/65 mph widely. Some gusts reaching 70 mph possibly gusts reaching 75 mph greatest risk along the west coast of Lewis and the butt of Lewis is also likely to see the strongest of the winds. We are going to see showery rain and this could be heavy at times. Staying mild but feeling cooler in the wind chill.

Tuesday….. a few more settled day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Wednesday…… a breezy day with light rain and drizzle.

Thursday….. staying settled further light rain and drizzle.

Have a good Monday

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

Week ahead forecast – Unsettled.

Good evening Western Isles. A full in depth forecast for Monday can be found below this update. After Mondays storm High pressure takes back centre stage once again but things stay unsettled for us.

Tuesday – Will be a chilly day but mostly fine and dry the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. The cloud is expected to dominate and winds will ease. Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction around 5 to 30 mph but easing as the day goes on. Temps will range from 3C to 9C but will feel colder in the wind chill.

Wednesday – Will see a cloud dominated day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds will be Westerly and South Westerly direction around 10 to 30 mph and temps will range from 2C to 11C

Thursday – Another overcast and cloud dominated day is expected. Some light rain and drizzle with brisk winds throughout the day. Winds will be around 20 to 40 mph from a Westerly direction and temps will range from 7C to 11C

Friday – Almost a copy of Friday the cloud is expected to dominate with some light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds once again. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from a Westerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 6C to 11C

Have a great week

Monday forecast – Stormy

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a fine and dry end to the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud.

A Met Office Yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for the Western Isles for Monday into Tuesday. The warning comes into force at 09:00 Monday and expires at 06:00 Tuesday morning. Yellow means be aware. Full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight…… We are going to see winds increase across the Western Isles. This will be accompanied by heavy rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Morning….. This is when we are expected to hit the peak of the strong winds across the Western Isles this will last into the afternoon. We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy in places. Winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 70 mph possibly reaching 75 mph in some more exposed coastal areas. It will be overcast.

Afternoon….. We are going to see further strong winds and spells of rain but is expected to become drier across the Uists and Barra. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 70 mph strongest of the winds across Lewis and Harris.

Evening….. The rain is expected to have cleared away from most parts of the Western Isles by the evening but a few showers cannot be ruled out. Winds are going to gradually ease across the Western Isles. The winds wont quite as strong as the where during the day but will stay fairly brisk. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 55 mph.

Winds will be Westerly and South Westerly direction shifting to come North Westerly direction by mid afternoon. Temps will range from 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:09 and 15:55

South Uist – 09:07 and 16:05

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.

Monday’s storm an update.

The Met office earlier this morning update it’s yellow weather warning for strong winds for the Western isles. Yellow means be aware. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

The warning now comes into force at 09:00 Monday and expires at Tuesday 06:00 Tuesday morning.

Now based on what looks like being the most likely track for this storm we are going to see winds start to pick up In the early hours of Monday morning and peak mid morning to mid afternoon here in the Western isles. This will be accompanied initially be heavy rain. Winds gusting 55/65 mph widely. Hitting 60/70 mph possibly 75 mph especially in exposed coastal areas. Whilst most storms this winter have seen strongest winds across the Uists and Barra. Lewis and harris looks set at to see the strongest of the winds. The winds will start to ease down as we go into the evening to under 50 mph.

I will keep you updated as ever. I will do my full in depth forecast for Monday later this evening.

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.

Sunday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning we are seeing a fairly dry start to the day. Some light rain and drizzle. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds are light.

Today….. plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Increasing cloud and wind later but should stay dry until we go overnight into Monday.

Monday….. gales and rain. Possibly severe gales at times. The Met office have a yellow warning for wind in place for Monday. Full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

Tuesday…… becoming more settled again as high pressure rebuilds over the Western isles.

Wednesday….. mild and light winds with rain.

Have a great Sunday

Sundays forecast – High pressure rocks.

Good evening Western Isle on this Saturday evening we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles. This rain is heavy in places.

Overnight…… A few lingering showers but these will clear away. We are going to see a dry night once they clear. A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some mist and fog patches. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday day time….. It should be a fine and dry day but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds are going to be light around 5 to 20 mph.

Evening…… The cloud will increase across the Western Isles. Some light rain and drizzle but most places will stay dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be variable and temps will range from 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:10 and 15:53

South Uist – 09:08 and 16:03

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day. With some light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds and its mild.

Today….. we are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells. Cloud and will increase later and we will see rain push into all parts and it will be heavy at times.

Sunday…… will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will ease again.

Monday….. wet and windy with gales and severe gales at times.

Tuesday…… becoming settled again as high pressure sweeps back in.

Have a great Saturday

Saturdays forecast – Overcast rain later.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing an overcast end to the day with some light rain and drizzle.

Overnight…… We are going to see an overcast night with further spells of light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon…… Overcast with further light rain and drizzle. The odd sunny spell cannot be ruled out. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening….. Spells of heavy rain pushing across the Western Isles. it will be overcast. It will also be breezy winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Winds will be South Westerly direction and temps will range from 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunse

Stornoway – 09:11 and 15:51

South Uist – 09:09 and 16:02

Mondays Storm –

Good evening Western isles. A full update will be posted later this evening with Saturdays forecast.

Earlier today The Met Office a yellow weather warning for wind for Monday into Tuesday. Yellow means be aware. The warning comes into force 12:00 Monday afternoon and expires at 15:00 Tuesday afternoon. The warning states wind gusts reaching 65 to 75 mph. The full warning can be found via the Met office app or website.

Now I have been keeping an eye on this expected system for a couple of days. It has been mentioned in a few forecasts. I was a little surprised to see a warning had been issued after a few recent wind events that had gotten warned so the Met Office must expect the impacts to be higher along with the strong wind speeds.

Now basically 4 days out there will be a lot that can and will change between now and then I expect the Met office will issue update warnings over the coming days. Don’t want to massively focus on the wind speeds at this stage. This should become clearer over the next couple of days.

Its January its peak storm season for us. This at this stage is nothing unusual at all. But worth keeping an eye out for updates. There is likely to be some travel disruption with Loganair already offering people the chance to adjust travel plans.

I will keep you update over 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 and overcast start to the day. Some light rain and drizzle. It’s mild.

The highest maximum temperature of 8.6 was the highest across the entire UK on Thursday.

Today….. a mostly overcast day with some sunny spell. Breezy with light rain and drizzle.

Saturday….. dry start rain later becoming a little windier.

Sunday….. high pressure reasserts itself.

Monday….. gales with strong winds and rain.

Have a great Friday