Saturdays forecast – Showery.

 

Good evening Western Isles, I know there are quite a number of outdoor events on Saturday so first thing to say is it wont be as wet as Friday. On this Friday evening we are seeing a mostly dry end to the day. The rain has cleared away for most. Some light rain and drizzle lingering in patches. The cloud is dominating.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night. Some light rain and drizzle. Especially across Lewis and Harris. Some clear spells but for most it will stay overcast. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 35 mph.

Morning and afternoon – It will start off overcast with light rain and drizzle. A funny spells. Showers will become more frequent and at times heavier by late morning and as we go into the afternoon. More frequent across Lewis and Harris. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine. By late afternoon these showers are expected to become more scattered. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Into the evening and the showers are expected to clear away for most and any remaining showers are expected to be light. We will see a few sunny spells but the cloud is dominating. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Southerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 9C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:31 and 22:16

South Uist – 04:42 and 22:13

Friday 31st May Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles we have seen a wet day across the Western isles. The good news is the rain is slowly clearing away. We will see an overcast and drier end to the day. Some scattered showers once the main band of rain has cleared.

The rain is slowly clearing away as can be seen by recent radar. The last 24 hour rainfall totals highlights how wet it has been.

The view from space today highlights how overcast it has been across the Western isles.

Saturday is looking showery. The heaviest and most frequent of these are expected across Lewis and Harris. In between some sunshine prolonged at times. The Uists and Barra are expected to see some showers but again are expected to be less heavy. Some decent sunshine. Winds of 20/30 mph. Feeling warmer then of late.

The rest of the UK will be warm even hot in places with high pressure in charge.

Sunday will see an area of low pressure from close to Ireland, 997mb. This will bring further heavy rain to the western isles during Sunday morning. The rain heavy and persistent at times. Gradually clearing away by the evening from all parts,allowing for prolonged sunshine to end the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

A cold front will race across England and Wales during Sunday bringing the risk of thunderstorms as Hugh pressure retreats into Europe.

Monday will see w cloud dominated day with mostly light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20/30 mph. Low pressure and it’s associated fronts sit to the North of us. Feeling cooler again after a brief warm up over the weekend.

Low pressure is in charge of the UK weather on Monday.

Long range and next week looks changeable with some sunshine for a time but the rain never being to far away.

Saturday sees the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane. Will be monitoring this on the weather watch as it can bring us wet and windy weather during the summer months.

Most noticeable was ex hurricane Ophelia in 2017 which brought very strong winds and rain to the UK. Below is the 2019 names list. Andrea has already been and gone.

And finally here is Thursdays UK extremes

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar and accumulations map from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office and hurricane names from the national hurricane centre.

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

Sorry for the late update this morning. Still getting over the jet lag and sleeping a lot. On this Friday morning we are seeing rain sweeping across the Western Isles. The rain is heavy in places and persistent. Some dry spells but the cloud is dominating.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – further spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent. Brisk winds 10/20 mph. The odd sunny spells but the cloud will dominate. Becoming drier this evening but it will stay overcast with a few showers.

Saturday – a mixture of sunshine and showers. These showers will be mostly light. It will be breezy.

Sunday – will see further rain. This rain will be heavy. Winds will increase as well. The cloud will dominate.

Monday – sunshine and showers. Staying breezy.

Have a great Friday

Fridays forecast – A wet end to spring.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain move across the Western Isles. This rain is heavy and persistent in places. The heaviest at the moment across South Harris. Drier for most of Lewis and  Barra. 
Overnight – We are going to see further rain push across the Western Isles. This rain will be heavy and persistent at times. The heaviest will be across North Uist, Berneray and Harris. This could result in quite a bit of surface water on the roads. Not everywhere will see the heaviest of the rain with lighter rain across Lewis and Barra. The cloud will dominate.  Winds of 10 to 30 mph.
Morning and afternoon – Its going to be a wet day. We are going to see rain moving across the Western Isles for most of the day. The rain will be heavy and persistent at times. There will be spells when the rain becomes lighter. The cloud will dominate so any sunny spells will be few and far between. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph.
Evening – The rain will slowly become lighter and clear away and we should see some respite. Some sunny spells but the cloud will dominate. Most places should see a dry end to the day. Winds will be around 10 to 20 mph.
Winds on Friday will be Southerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 7C to 14C
Sunrise and Sunset
Stornoway – 04:32 and 22:14
South Uist – 04:43 and 22:12

Thursday 30th May Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles. The weather watch blog posts are back. Packed with the latest weather for the Western isles. The forecast for the next few days and much more.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing the cloud dominating with some hazy sunshine. Some showers mainly across South Harris, North Uist and Berneray at the moment. Winds of around 10/20 mph. The showery theme will continue into the evening. Drier across Lewis.

Today’s view from space highlights the overcast conditions across the Western isles.

Friday we are going to see stronger winds and very heavy rain moving across the Western isles. The rain will be heavy and persistent especially during the early hours of Friday morning across the Uists and Barra. The rain will become more showery as the day goes on. Winds of 10/30 mph. On a positive note it will feel milder with temps reaching 14/15C

High pressure sits over Southern Europe whilst low pressure brings rain in from the Atlantic. Low pressure 997 with associated fronts brings the rain to large parts of the UK.

Saturday will see a breezy day across the Western isles. A few mostly light showers around. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds of 20/30 mph.

Across the UK a warm front sits across England and Ireland. High pressure is in charge.

Sunday will see yet more heavy rain move across the Western isles a developing area of low pressure brings wet conditions and stronger winds gusting 40 mph.

Low pressure 994 mb sits to the West of Ireland bring wind and rains to much of the UK.

Long range – we are going to see more in the way of sunshine to start next week but turn unsettled again with further rain.

And finally here is Wednesdays extremes for the UK.

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office.

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing a mostly overcast start to the day. Thick cloud for most with a few sunny spells. Rain for some but it’s mostly light with some heavier rain moving across North Uist and Benbecula at the moment. Winds of around 10/20 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday Stornoway was the wettest with 1.0 mm of rain and Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 11.8C

Today – a cloud dominated day. Some sunny spells and winds of 10/20 mph. Some heavier rain pushing in for the afternoon and early evening. Staying drier the further north you are across Lewis.

Friday – will see heavy rain and stronger winds across most of the western isles with the cloud dominating.

Saturday – looks drier for now with plenty of cloud and lighter winds.

Sunday and Monday – set to be wet and windy as low pressure moves in.

Have a great Thursday

Tuesday and Wednesdays forecast

Good morning Western Isles. I am still in the USA. Due back on Wednesday night. So normal forecast will resume on Thursday. For now I am doing an update to cover the next couple of days. Taking my time to get back up to date with how the weather has been back home. I have almost entirely been out the loop. It has been to great from what I have heard. I will try and bring some sunshine back with me.

I have really enjoyed my trip. Its been a fantastic experience. The recharge from updating this page has been good. However I have missed doing it. Almost 7 years in its been a massive part of my life.

Tuesday –

Overnight – The rest of tonight is going to see a mixture of clear skies with some showers around. Plenty of cloud. A chance of some frost in more sheltered areas. Some early morning sunshine is expected. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning – Plenty of sunshine. This sunshine will be prolonged at times. A Few light showers around but most places are expected to start the day dry. Variable amounts of cloud which will increase by late afternoon. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Afternoon – We are going to see the cloud increase. We are going to see some sunny spells but the cloud is expected to increase. Showers are going to become more frequent and heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Evening – A few showers around. The cloud will break again and we are going to see increasing amounts of sunshine to end the day. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 10 to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:37 and 22:09

South Uist – 04:46 and 22:09

Wednesday

Is expected to see a cloud dominated day. We are going to see the cloud dominating. Showers moving across Lewis and Harris in the afternoon with a few pushing into the Uists. Best of any sunshine will be in the morning. Winds of 5 to 20 mph from a variable direction and temps will range from 3C to 11C

Will update on my return.

 

Weekend Outlook

Good afternoon, this is the last update till I return form the USA. Forecasts will resume late May early June. So this is just a quick update covering the rest of today and into the Weekend.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing plenty of sunshine and cloud. A brisk chilly wind with some showers moving across the Western Isles. Some of these are intense in places. There is a low risk they may thundery. Some hail mixed in.

Rest of today will be a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers some of these heavy at times but are expected to be well scattered.

Friday – Another day of sunshine and showers, some of these will be heavy at times. In between the sunshine will be prolonged with variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph from the North East. Temps will range from 4C to 9C

Saturday – Should be a fine and dry day for most. The odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Variable amounts of cloud but most should see prolonged sunshine. Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction around 10 to 20 mph and temps will range from 4C to 9C

Sunday – Another fine dry day. Plenty of cloud. with some sunny spells. Best of the sunshine in the evening. Winds will change direction allowing it to become warmer. Winds will be Easterly and South Easterly direction around 10 to 30 mph and temps will range from 5C to 12C

Long range – A long way off as yet but things are expected to stay settled. Warmer and mostly dry with plenty of sunshine. More in line with what we expect to say in May.

Have a great weekend.

 

Thursdays forecast

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain across Lewis and Harris. The rain is heavy in places. Drier across the Uists and Barra. We are seeing brisk winds with some sunshine. The best of the Sunshine across the Uists and Barra.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night. Some spells of rain which should gradually become lighter as the night goes on. Some clear skies and under the clear skies a chance of a touch of frost. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Will be fairly overcast with the cloud dominating. A few sunny spells which will increase by late morning. It will be showery and at times these showers will be heavy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Afternoon – Will remain overcast to start with a few showers but these should slowly clear away. Behind we should see plenty of sunshine. This will be prolonged at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Should be fine and dry. We are going to see plenty of sunshine. This will be prolonged. Clear skies as we go into the evening. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be North and North Easterly direction and temps will range from 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:16 and 21:29

South Uist – 05:22 and 21:31

Thursdays forecast – Sunshine and showers.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain across Lewis and Harris. The rain is heavy in places. Drier across the Uists and Barra. We are seeing brisk winds with some sunshine. The best of the Sunshine across the Uists and Barra.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night. Some spells of rain which should gradually become lighter as the night goes on. Some clear skies and under the clear skies a chance of a touch of frost. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Will be fairly overcast with the cloud dominating. A few sunny spells which will increase by late morning. It will be showery and at times these showers will be heavy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Afternoon – Will remain overcast to start with a few showers but these should slowly clear away. Behind we should see plenty of sunshine. This will be prolonged at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Should be fine and dry. We are going to see plenty of sunshine. This will be prolonged. Clear skies as we go into the evening. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be  North and North Easterly direction and temps will range from 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:16 and 21:29

South Uist – 05:22 and 21:31

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing a dry start to the day. It’s chilly again. Plenty of morning sunshine and some cloud. Brisk winds.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – sunshine to start but increasing cloud as the day goes on. Showers and some of these will be heavy at times. In between some decent sunshine in between. Cloud breaking into this evening and risk of frost and ice as we go overnight. Brisk winds of 20/30 mph.

Thursday – will be a showery day. Chilly again with some sunshine and it will be breezy.

Friday – another sunshine and showery day.

Saturday – is expected to be a fine dry day with plenty of sunshine.

Have a great Tuesday

Wednesdays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day. Plenty of clear skies with some cloud. A chilly end to the day and brisk winds.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be fine and dry. It will be chilly again. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Morning – Showers are going to move across the Western isles. Most frequent across Lewis and Harris. Drier across the Uists and Barra. In between plenty of sunshine and prolonged sunshine at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – The number of showers are expected to increase in frequency and some of these will be heavy at times. The showers will push across all parts. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Is going to see further showery conditions. These are expected to become more scattered once again. Further spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be North Easterly direction and temps will range from 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – -5:16 and 21:29

South Uist – 05:25 and 21:29

Wednesdays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day. Plenty of clear skies with some cloud. A chilly end to the day and brisk winds.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be fine and dry. It will be chilly again. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Morning – Showers are going to move across the Western isles. Most frequent across Lewis and Harris. Drier across the Uists and Barra. In between plenty of sunshine and prolonged sunshine at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – The number of showers are expected to increase in frequency and some of these will be heavy at times. The showers will push across all parts. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Is going to see further showery conditions. These are expected to become more scattered once again. Further spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be North Easterly direction and temps will range from 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – -5:16 and 21:29

South Uist –  05:25 and 21:29

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing a fine and dry start to the day. Plenty of blue skies with early morning sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud with some frost and ice in patches.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – plenty of sunshine and cloud. Some of the sunshine will be prolonged. Brisk north easterly winds 10/20 mph gusting 30 mph. Feeling chilly. It should be fairly dry but a few scattered showers are possible.

Wednesday- will see sunshine and cloud. It will be breezy with a few showers.

Thursday – breezy and chill again. A few sunny spells and mostly dry.

Friday – a showery day.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesdays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a couple of showers around but for most its a fine and dry end to the day. Plenty of clear skies and some cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers but mostly light and well scattered. A risk of some frost and ice in places under clear skies. Some early morning sunshine. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Plenty of sunshine, Wall to wall at times but variable amounts of cloud. The cloud proving stubborn in places. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few light showers drifting in. Feeling chilly again after sunset and winds increasing.  Winds of 5 to 30 mph. Strongest across the Uists and Barra.

Winds will be North Easterly direction and temps will range from 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:18 and 21:27

South Uist – 05:27 and 21:27

Monday 6th April Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles, on this Monday afternoon we are still seeing showers moving across the Western Isles. Some of these are heavy and wintry. Plenty of cloud around with some decent sunny spells in between. It still feeling chilly in the brisk northerly winds.

The rest of this evening is expecting to see most of the showers clear away. We are going to see plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. But it will stay chilly.

Today’s view from space highlights the showery conditions

Tuesday. Is expected to be A more settled day across the Western Isles, the north-easterly wind is well is for a time. We should see plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud however wins will increase again as we go into the evening. It should be largely fine and dry however the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Across the UK and occluded front sits across England and Ireland. An area of low pressure out of the Atlantic deepens 974 mb. this will bring on unsettled conditions for the rest of the week.

Wednesday will See another unsettled day across the Western Isles, with further spells of rain some of these heavy at times and strengthening north-easterly winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Across the UK on Wednesday low-pressure sits across England and out in the Atlantic, bringing strong winds and rain for a time.

Thursday we are going to see another chilly day on Thursday, the cloud will dominate and we will see spells of rain and brisk northerly winds. The best of any sunshine will be in the morning.

The UK sits under a broad area of low pressure. As a low pressure moves into the North Sea it will introduce cold that again for a time. And further spells of rain and breezy conditions.

And finally here are Sundays extremes.

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Radar from netweather.

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning things ain’t going quite to plan as yet. We are seeing rain moving across much of Lewis and Harris heavy in places. Brisk winds. drier across the Uists and Barra. With some sunny spells but plenty of cloud.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – a showery day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The showers are expected to clear as the day goes on. Some prolonged sunshine at times. Brisk Northerly winds making it feel chilly.

Tuesday – should be a fine and dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Wednesday- again sunshine and cloud with light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds. Staying chilly.

Thursday – fairly settled breezy and showery.

Have a great Monday

Week ahead – A mixed week

Good evening Western Isles for the upcoming week we are going to see cold settled start to the week but turning more unsettled as the week goes on.

A full in depth forecast for Monday can be found below this update.

Tuesday – Is forecast to be a fine and dry day. Plenty of sunshine and it will be prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. A chilly wind. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North Easterly direction. Temps of 3C to 10C

Wednesday – After a sunny start. Winds are expected to increase and cloud will push in with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph from the North East and temps will range from 2C to 9C

Thursday – Overnight rain which will be heavy at times becoming drier as we go into Thursday day times. Its going to be a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few patchy showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Friday – A long way off as yet so plenty can and will change between now and then but we are going to see quite a showery day. Some of these heavy at times. In between some decent sunny spells. Westerly and North Westerly winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps will range from 5C to 10C

Have a great week

Mondays forecast – Some sunshine.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing some rain moving across the Western Isles. This rain is slow moving and heavy in places. Showery elsewhere with plenty of cloud and brisk North Easterly winds.

Overnight – The band of rain will be slow moving as it pushes across the rest of the Western Isles. Brisk winds but once this rain clears away we are going to see a mostly fine and dry night. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. There is a risk of some frost and ice forming in more sheltered spots.  Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Will be mostly fine and dry. We are going to see a scattering of showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged sunshine but quite bit of cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – Should be fine and mostly dry. A few lingering showers. Plenty of evening sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Northerly and North Easterly direction and temps will range from 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:23 and 21:22

South Uist – 05:29 and 21:25

Special announcement

Storm chasing –

Hello just an early heads up. I will be heading off to the USA later this month to chase tornados. During this time there will be no forecasts for the Western isle. The last updates will be on Thursday and will resume again end of May start of June.

I will keep posting the morning reports which are scheduled in advance. I will also post occasional updates from the USA. It will be strange not updating but the break will do me good.

I cannot wait to get out there and chase storms again.

Thanks Richard Cooke