Mondays forecast – Rainy and breezy.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day. Plenty of clear skies with variable amounts of cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see cloud increasing across the Western Isles. Clear skies to start the night. For most its going to be dry but a few light showers are possible. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning – Some spells of rain which will be heavy at times. A few sunny spells but plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – Further spells of showery rain, again heavy at times. Some sunny spells. but plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Further spells of rain heavy at times possibly persistent at times. Some clear skies but these will be infrequent. It will become colder again and some of the showers could become wintry.  Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be South Westerly direction and temps will range from 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:54 and 20:06

South Uist – 07:00 and 20:09

Sunday 31st March Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles on this Sunday afternoon we are seeing plenty of sunshine around. Prolonged sunshine in places with variable amount of cloud. Brisk winds and a few lingering showers.

Today’s view from space highlights the sunshine and cloud.

Monday is going to see an overcast and showery day. The cloud will dominate and it will be breezy. Showery rain to start the day before more heavy rain pushes in during the evening. weather fronts push across the UK bringing the unsettled conditions.

Tuesday is going to see a day of squally showers some of these will be wintry at times. It’s going to feel cold once again with breezy conditions. across the UK with low pressure in the North Sea and high pressure allowing cold air to come down from the North.

Wednesday is going to see another cold day. Squally showers will move down from the North. Some of these will be wintry at times.

As you can see from the chart below we can see low pressure in the North Sea with cold air coming down from the North.

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview and pressure charts from the Met Office.

Sunday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief.

On this Sunday morning we are seeing a cold start to the day with temps below freezing. We are seeing a dry start for most with light winds however some showers on the coastal fringes.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Across the highlands and islands on Saturday Stornoway was the sunniest with 8.0 hours of sunshine,

Today – a fine and mostly dry day. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. We will see plenty of sunshine. Prolonged at times. Variable amounts of cloud and light winds.

Monday – will see winds strengthen and rain.

Tuesday- sunshine and showers.

Wednesday- will be wet and showery.

Have a great Sunday

Sundays forecast – Dry

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a cold end to the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. A couple of isolated showers around. Some frost and ice forming in places.

Overnight – Any lingering showers will clear away. We are going to see plenty of clear skies and some cloud. Some frost and ice as temps drop below freezing. Mist and fog patches are likely to form as the night goes on. Winds of 0 to 10 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see fine and dry conditions. Plenty of sunshine. This will be prolonged at times. Variable amounts of cloud. But away from the cloud we could even see wall to wall sunshine for a time. Any lingering morning mist and fog should clear away. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – More sunshine and plenty of daylight. Variable amounts of cloud. Clear skies to end the night. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be Northerly direction but will shift to come South Westerly direction. Temps will range -1C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:57 and 20:01

South Uist – 07:02 and 20:07 yay

Saturday 30th Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles on this Saturday afternoon we are seeing plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud with a few showers around.

It’s nice to see the view from space showing some clear skies after the cloud has finally broken.

Overnight Saturday into Sunday will see a cold night with a risk of frost and ice as temps drop under clearing skies. Sunday itself will see light winds plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. A few light showers possible. High pressure sits across the UK.

Monday is going to see a wet day. With heavy and persistent rain. We are going to see gusty winds reaching 30/40 mph. High pressure has retreated and cold front pushes across the UK.

Tuesday – will see a chilly day. A few wintry showers around. Some of these heavy at times. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine.

Low pressure sits close to the Western isles.

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure charts from the Met Office.

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds. Some showers some of these heavy and at times wintry.

Pollen forecast for today is low

Today – we are going to see plenty of sunshine and it will be prolonged at times. Variable amounts of cloud. A few showers heavy and possibly wintry at times. Turning colder this evening under clearing skies frost and ice is likely.

Sunday – a cold frosty start but expected to be then fine and dry. Plenty of sunshine. Prolonged at times.

Monday – will see the return of wind and rain.

Tuesday – will be unsettled and showery.

Have a great Saturday

Saturdays forecast – Chilly and sunny.

Good evening Western Isle on this Friday evening we are seeing some light rain and drizzle. A few heavier spells. Dry conditions in places. Plenty of cloud around.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloudy night. We are going to see some clear skies. A few showers around some of these are heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. The sunshine and prolonged at times. A few showers and these could be wintry at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening  – Some early evening sunshine before sunset a few showers but mainly dry. Plenty of clear skies and variable amount of cloud. Winds will ease down. Temps will drop and risk of frost and ice. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North Westerly direction so it will feel chilly. Temps will range from 2C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06;00 and 19:01

South Uist – 06:05 and 19:05

Friday 29th Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles we are seeing rain moving across the Western isles. This is heavy in places. Brisk winds and plenty of cloud around as today’s view from space highlights.

Saturday will see brisk winds as high pressure stretches across the Western isles. A few showers but plenty of sunshine prolonged at times with variable amounts of cloud .

Sunday will see a cold start with a risk of some frost and ice first thing, but quickly becoming milder as the day goes on. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few light showers are possible.

Monday will see a cold front sweep across the Western isles. Introducing colder weather. We are going to see rain which will be heavy at times along with blustery winds.

Have a great weekend.

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure from the Met office.

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are yet again seeing an overcast start to the day. Light rain and drizzle. Some slightly heavier rain pushing into Lewis.

Pollen forecast for today is low

Today – light rain and drizzle. Cloud dominating. The odd sunny spell is possible. Winds easing as the day goes on.

Saturday – variable amounts of cloud. But mostly dry and with some sunshine. Turning colder later.

Sunday – a cold start with risk of frost and ice. A few fine dry day variable amounts of cloud and sunshine.

Monday – becoming wet and windy once again.

Have a great Friday

Fridays forecast – Overcast, rain but winds easing.

 
Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing an overcast end to the day. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 30 to 45 mph. 
 
Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. 
 
Morning – Overcast once again with a few sunny spells. Staying windy.  Some rain which will push into all parts and could become persistent at times. Winds of 15 to 35 mph. Easing as the morning goes on. 
 
Afternoon – Staying overcast with a few sunny spells. Further rain which will be persistent at times. Breezy winds of 10 to 20 mph. 
 
Evening – Overcast with some clear spells. Further spells of rain but expected to be mostly light. Winds of 5 to 20 mph. 
 
Winds will be South Westerly direction and will shift to come North Westerly direction by the evening. Temps will range from 4C to 11C
 
Sunrise and Sunset
 
Stornoway – 06:03 and 18:59
 
South Uist – 06:08 and 19:02

Thursday 28th March Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles we are seeing overcast conditions yet again. Some light rain and drizzle. We are seeing winds gusting 35/45 mph.

Friday will see winds ease across the western isles. The cold front will move further south across the UK. It will stay cloud and we will see spells of rain. The rain will be heavy at times.

Saturday will see a breezy day. The cloud that has been stubborn to shift for weeks will break allowing for some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some light rain. Winds will be brisk. Temperatures will drop and and a risk of frost overnight Saturday into Sunday. The cold front carries on moving South across the UK. High pressure builds from the West.

Sunday will see light winds. It will be a chilly start but become warmer as the day goes on. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some light rain. The cold front slowly clears the UK on Sunday. High pressure sits across the UK.

Next week – looks set to stay unsettled wet windy conditions to start April and becoming milder again.

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure charts from the Met Office.

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief.

On this Thursday morning we are seeing dry conditions based on radar. However this is in fact incorrect in places. We are seeing light rain and drizzle but it’s to such a fine extent that radar cannot pick it up. This is has been collaborated by the morning reports reporting Rain. We are also seeing brisk winds with some sunny spells but the cloud is dominating.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – another overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. The occasional sunny spell. Brisk winds gusting 20/40 mph.

Friday – Overcast with rain and winds becoming lighter.

Saturday – showers light winds. Wintry showers later and sunshine.

Sunday – fine dry and sunny.

Have a great Thursday

Thursdays forecast – Stuck in a rut.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle with plenty of cloud around. Brisk winds.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some light rain and drizzle. Some longer spells of rain could be possible. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Thursday – Another overcast day with further light rain and drizzle at times but mostly dry. Any sunny spells will be few and far between. Staying breezy. Winds of 20 to 45 mph.

Winds will be South Westerly direction and temps will range from 8C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:06 and 18:57

South Uist – 06:11 and 19:00

Wednesdays 27th Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles, we see seeing an overcast day today. Spells of light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds. The view from space highlights the overcast conditions.

Thursday is going to see another overcast day with light rain sneezing drizzle. Winds of 20/40 mph. High pressure stays across the south of the UK 1038.

Friday sees more of the same. Overcast with some rain which will be heavy at times. Winds will ease. High pressure slides into Europe.

Saturday the UK is sandwiched in between two areas of high pressure. This results in cold air coming down from the North. This will mean cold conditions across the Western isles. It will be a showery and breezy day. Some of these showers will be wintry at times.

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure charts from the Met Office.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing rain moving across Lewis which is heavy in places. Drier elsewhere with plenty of cloud.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – another cloud dominated day. Some light rain and drizzle. Some heavier spells are possible. The odd sunny spell is possible. Brisk winds of 20/40 mph.

Thursday – spells of rain and staying windy. Overcast.

Friday – overcast with further rain.

Saturday – turning colder with some sunshine. Risk of wintry showers.

Have a great Wednesday

Tuesday 26th March

It’s been an overcast day across the Western isles today. Light rain and drizzle with some sunny spells. Today’s view from space highlights the cloud.

Wednesday will be an overcast day. Some light rain and drizzle. Brisk SW 20/30 mph. High pressure dominates across the UK.

Thursday will see more of the same overcast conditions across the Western isles. Light rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 40mph. High pressure remains across the Southern UK.

Friday will see the winds ease but we are going to see heavy rain pushing into the Western isles. High pressure pushes into Europe.

Saturday will see us sandwiched between weather areas of pressure allowing for more settled conditions in the Western isles and plenty of sunshine.

In global weather news the first southern Atlantic tropical storm has formed. The last time the Atlantic had a tropical storm in the Southern Hemisphere was 10 years ago. This storm is called Iba and named by the Brazilian Navy hydrographic centre.

Thank you for reading. Any feedback is always welcome.

* pressure charts from the Met Office. View from space comes from NASA worldview and tropical storm image from the Met Office. *

Wednesdays forecast – Yay more cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we a cloud dominated end to the day. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see further spells of light rain and drizzle. Its going to be overcast and Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Wednesday day – Little change yet more cloud. Little or no sunshine. Light rain and drizzle at times which could become persistent for a times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be South Westerly direction and temps will range from 8C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:11 and 18:52

South Uist – 06:16 and 18:56

 

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing light rain and drizzle across large parts of the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud and brisk winds.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – a cloud dominated day. The odd sunny spell cannot be ruled out. We are going to see light rain and drizzle widely this will be persistent at times. Brisk winds around 20/40 mph.

Wednesday – more of the same. Brisk winds plenty of cloud. Light rain and drizzle.

Thursday – risk of gales and plenty of cloud. A few sunny spells for a time.

Friday – overcast with some heavier rain and brisk winds.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesdays forecast – Overcast with drizzle.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a number of showers moving across Lewis and Harris. Drier across the Uists and Barra. Brisk winds. Some clear spells but plenty of cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see the cloud dominating. Some drizzle and light rain this could merge into some more persistent spells of light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Tuesday day – The cloud will dominate, we are going to see further light rain and drizzle. This will at times merge into some longer spells of rain. We could see some rouge spells of sunshine. A few breaks are possible but the cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be South Westerly direction and temps will range from 7C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:11 and 18:52

South Uist – 06:16 and 18:56

 

Weather Watch Monday 25th March

Just trying out something a little new with the blog today. Any feedback is always welcome.

Today’s view from space comes from NASA worldview and shows plenty of cloud across the Western isles. Winds have been a lot lighter. We have seen a few showers around and some sunny spells. Which have been prolonged at times.

Tuesday – high pressure sits over the UK. In the Western isles we will see breezy conditions and it will be mostly overcast. Some light rain and drizzle mainly for Lewis and Harris. This could merge into some longer spells of rain at times.

Wednesday – again sees high pressure across the UK a very similar pattern across the Western isles with the cloud dominating and light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds of 30/40 mph. Some sunny spells.

Thursday – high pressure slips further south. Isobars tighten and winds increase. Gusting 30/40 mph across the Uists and Barra. 40/50 mph across Lewis and Harris. Cloud dominating with some light rain and drizzle.

Hope you have enjoyed reading any feedback is always welcome.

Image credits – pressure charts from the Met office and view from space comes from NASA worldview.