Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are seeing a fine start to the day. Plenty of blue skies and sunshine with stubborn to clear cloud. A really north and south split in terms of wind. Gusting 30/40 mph for Uists and Barra and under 10 mph in Lewis.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Across the highlands and islands on Thursday South Uist was the wettest with 1.6 mm of rain.

Today – plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Cloud increasing with more hazy sunshine. Staying windy for morning and afternoon winds easing later. Should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Feeling warm again temps in the high teens low 20s

Saturday – a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle with much lighter winds.

Sunday – outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times feeling cooler and fresher.

Have a great Friday

Festival forecasts – EDF. 23nd July

Good evening all EDF kicks off tomorrow with 2 days of fantastic music. if you are heading out tomorrow looks like being a great but windy day. Very warm again. Saturday seeing an increasing chance of rain but this can change. So be prepared!

Friday – All day will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The sunshine at times will be quite hazy like on Thursday. But in the breaks we are going to see decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm again. There is a chance of an odd shower but it should mostly be dry. There is a slight chance any showers could be heavy. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but again this should ease down as we go into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 15 to 22C now even if its hazy sunshine you can still get burnt so sun protection is a advisable.

Saturday – its looking a lot less windy. Winds under 10 mph so could be a feast for midges. Cloud dominating. risk of rain for the evening but there is a lot of uncertainty and will very much depend on placement of the weather front come Saturday. It feel a lot cooler back to low to mid teens.

I will do another update for Friday evening tomorrow and an update for Saturday.

if you are heading out tomorrow have a fab time.

Fridays forecast -Mostly fine, dry summers day.

Good evening Western isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mostly fine and dry end to the day. Some rain pushing into the Uists and Barra. A few light patchy rain and its windy winds still gusting 30 to 40 mph with earlier gusts reaching 50 mph at South Uist range and its very warm as well. Winds are lower across lewis and Harris. Temps still in the high teens low 20s.

Overnight – We are going to see a mostly fine and dry night. The odd thundery shower cannot be ruled out. We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. its going to stay warm and winds are going to increase wide spread. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Friday day – It should be fine and dry for most. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Its going to feel warm again and we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some of the sunshine will be hazy again like on Thursday. Some patchy light rain is possible later in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph some slightly stronger gusts in excess of 40 mph cannot be ruled out.

Winds will be .Southerly and South Easterly direction and temps will range from 15C to 22C

sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:04 and 21:58

South Uist – 05:14 and 21:57

Thursday 25th July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog we have a a lot to cram in in this today’s edition.

It’s been a warm day across the Western Isles but the cloud has proved stubborn to clear that has been keeping the temperatures down however they have now reached over 20° C as hazy sunshine is now breaking through and we are seeing some blue skies. Highest temperature recorded at the Met office site so far this year was 25°C at South Uist range. That temperature at the moment does not look like being broken. However I will keep you updated. The highest we have seen so far is 23°C at Stornoway airport making it the warmest day of the year so far in Stornoway.

The rest of this evening will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud strong winds have been helping to keep temperatures down across the Uist and Barra with Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph here. The odd shower cannot be ruled out and there is a chance of them being thundery.

A recent radar grab highlights the mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Today’s view from space shows a mixture of sunshine and cloud hazy sunshine at best.

Friday across the Western Isles and we are going to see Another warm day across the Western Isles not quite as warm as on Thursday we are going to see plenty of cloud with sunny spells some light rain and drizzle but for the most it should be dry. Lighter winds across Lewis and Harris but stronger winds gusting 30 to 40 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Friday across the UK and once again it’s going to be hot in the east not quite as hot as on Thursday. It’s gonna be a day of showers with outbreaks of thundery rain drier and brighter but cooler for the west.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we are going to see much a lighter winds it’s going to be a cooler day as well. The cloud is going to dominate with the occasional sunny spells. He should be largely fine and dry apart from some light rain and drizzle however some heavy rain called pushing to the Uists and Barra by late evening.

Saturday is going to be slightly cooler again we are going to see further sundry showers across the UK but conditions turn more settled from the west.

Sunday across the Western Isles and we are still going to see mostly light winds we are also going to see rain pushing in and this will be heavy at times.

Sunday once again mainly cool and fresh with a mixture of sunshine and showers for central and eastern areas. Low-pressure sits across the UK.

Looking ahead long range and it’s looking quite settled across the Western Isles for much of next week.

In the UK weather news the highest ever July temperature has been recorded today with an outside chance of the highest ever UK temperature being recorded. The graphic I have posted below will probably be out of date by the time I post thud however I will update later.

The Met office have also issued yellow thunderstorm warnings for today and tomorrow for large parts of the UK including parts of Scotland but not the Western Isles. The Met office has also issued a yellow rain warnings for large parts of the UK over the course of the weekend however once again not covering the Western Isles. The full warnings and latest information can be found via the Met office website or app.

In global weather news Germany has today set it’s all time highest temperature

And in Cape Cod in the United States this incredible image was captured as a tornado moved through the area

And finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Wednesday.

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

Thank you for reading

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing a warm start to the day. Plenty of cloud with light rain and drizzle. Winds are light for most of Lewis and Harris stronger for the Uists and Barra.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 16.1C and Stornoway had the lowest minimum temperature of 12.5C

Today – after an overcast start the cloud will break allowing for increasing amounts of sunshine and feeling warm. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Possibly thundery. Winds will be fairly strong at times.

Friday – will see a fairly windy. A mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Saturday – fairly dry a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Sunday – fairly settled light winds with some light rain and drizzle.

Have a great Thursday

Festival forecasts – EDF. 22nd July

hello and welcome to the latest of our EDF forecasts we are now in a really good time frame to give a more accurate of idea what to expect weather wise.

Friday – Is expected to be a largely fine and dry day. Some light rain and drizzle. Cloud dominating. The main feature will be the wind gusting 20 to 35 mph possibly reaching 40 mph. Some sunny spells at times. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps will range from 14C to 18C

Saturday – A cloud dominated day. The odd sunny spells. Winds will be lighter under 20 mph. feeling cooler. The odd spell of light rain and drizzle is possible but will be fairly dry. South and south East winds. Temps of 14C to 18C

I will drop another update tomorrow night.

 

Thursdays forecast – Sunshine, showers and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast end to the day. Its mild and breezy.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night. Some clear skies at times. its going to be mostly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – It is going to be mostly overcast. Some showers that could be thundery at times but these are expected to be well scattered. Some sunny spells. Best of the sunshine. Late afternoon and early evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Strongest for the Uists and Barra.

Evening – Further spells of sunshine with scattered showers. Some of these will be heavy and possibly thundery at times. Winds will increase further across the Uists and Barra. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be Easterly and South Easterly direction and temps will range from 10 to 23C possibly seeing the hottest temp of the year so far for Stornoway. Hottest temp at a Met Office site in the Western Isles this year 25C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:02 and 22:00

South Uist –  05:12 and 21:59

Wednesday 24th July Weather Watch

Good Evening Western isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds and its feeling warm.

The rest of tonight will be mostly overcast with light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells and brisk winds.

Thursday across the Western isles we are going to see brisk winds gusting 30/40 mph a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Feeling warm. Temps high teens and maybe hitting 20C. Showers which could be thundery.

Across the UK on Thursday and the South East could well see the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK. Thunderstorms developing later.

Friday across the Western isles will see another mild day. Plenty of cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Windy for the Uists and Barra gusting 30/40 mph possibly reaching 45 mph.

Across the UK turning cooler with showers heavy and thundery. Low pressure 997 mb influences our weather.

Saturday across the Western isles will see cooler conditions and lighter winds. A mixture of sunshine and showers. Occasionally heavy and possibly thundery.

Becoming more settled on Saturday for the UK. Cooler with showers for the east. Drier and sunnier for the West.

Long range the rest of the weekend and into next weekend looks more settled with drier conditions.

The Met office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for part of the UK for Thursday into Friday. Full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

There was a lot of thunderstorms across the UK overnight with 60,000 lightning strikes being recorded in a 24 hour period.

And finally here are the weather extremes for the uk for Tuesday

The radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts extremes and warnings from the Met office. Lightning map from convective weather.

Thank you for reading.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief. On this Wednesday morning we are seeing a mostly dry but overcast start to the day for most. The worst of the thunderstorms has stayed well to our east. Some light rain and drizzle. A few mist patches. It’s warm.

Across the entire uk on Tuesday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 17.5 and across the Highlands and Islands they had the lowest minimum temperature of 13.9C

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – a few sharp showers this morning. Becoming drier with increasing amounts of sunshine for the afternoon and evening. Breezy and feeling warm.

Thursday – after a dry start becoming wet and windy.

Friday – a windy day with outbreaks of rain.

Saturday – a showery day.

Have a great Wednesday

Festival forecasts – EDF. 21th July

Hello and welcome to the latest EDF forecast.

So we are stating to get into a more accurate time frame now for EDF.

Both Friday and Saturday are looking dry. Some light rain and drizzle at this stage. Friday looks fairly windy for this time of year with an area of low pressure bringing winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Saturday looks calmer with winds easing a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Next update tomorrow night.

Wednesday forecast – Hmmmm

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mostly dry end to the day. Its feeling mild. Winds have eased from earlier. plenty of cloud with some clear skies.

This is a tricky forecast. Forecasting thunderstorms is hard.

Overnight – It will be a mixture of clear skies and cloud and will start off dry, Then we are likely to see heavy showers move through. There is a chance these will be thundery. The greatest risk will be along the East Coast of Lewis, Stornoway and Point. Not everyone will see thunderstorms they could stay out to sea. in between a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning – Further chance of heavy and possibly thundery showers. The greatest risk will be along the West Coasts this time. Bringing some gusty winds and even a chance of hail but should clear through pretty quickly. In between a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Should be mostly fine and dry. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 5 to 25 mph.

Winds will be Southerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 14C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:00 and 22:02

South Uist – 05:10 and  22:01

Thunderstorms risk – 23/24

Thunderstorms are going to across the Southern half of the UK this evening and then push northwards. Pushes away from Scotland Northwards tomorrow morning.

The Met office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for much of the UK. No warning for the Western isles.

However this does mean that we won’t see thunderstorms. Just the greatest chance will be out to sea or over on the mainland. The great risk period for us seeing any of these storms is from midnight till mid morning tomorrow.

I will keep you updated when I ain’t sleeping. It could well wake us up as thunderstorms tend to be at unsociable hours up here. Other risk included hailstones and strong gusty winds.

Please share any reports with us as they are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Tuesday 23rd July Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with a few light showers and some drizzle. Most places are dry. It’s been mild day with temps reaching 20C winds are easing but have gusted 40 mph.

The rest of this evening should be fine and dry. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells.

There is a risk of thunderstorms into Wednesday morning. We are not in the Met Office warning for thunderstorms but despite that there is still a chance of thunderstorm after midnight.

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

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for most of the UK for tonight into tomorrow. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Wednesday across the Western isles will see showers during the early hours and into the morning these will be heavy and possibly thundery. A drier and sunnier afternoon and evening with the odd scattered shower feeling mild again.

Wednesday across the UK will feel very warm and hot. Plenty of sunshine and breezy. More cloud for the West with some rain here.

Thursday across the Western isles we are expecting to see a cloud dominating day. Some sunny spells. Brisk winds and showers which will be heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Thursday for the UK will see extremely warm and hot conditions for the South East with temps into the High 30s. Low pressure to the West and high to the east dragging very hot weather up from the South.

Friday will see another mild day. We are going to see strong winds gusting 30/40 mph possibly reaching 45 mph across the Uists and Barra. Mostly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Friday for the UK low pressure 998 mb takes control of our weather. Cooler and fresher weather with thundery conditions.

Long range and conditions look more settled and staying mild for the weekend after a windy Friday.

And finally here are the weather extremes for Monday across the UK.

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

Thank you for reading.

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing very heavy and persistent rain across Lewis and Harris. Overcast with patchy light rain and drizzle for the Uists and Barra. Feeling very mild. Winds are gusting up to 40 mph.

A reminder that we are still under a SEPA flood alert. Full information can be found via the SEPA website.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Across the highlands and islands on Monday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 16.2C and lowest minimum temperature of 12.9C

Today – an overcast and cloud dominated day. Some sunny spells. Further spells of heavy rain. The rain should eventually clear from all parts. Winds will ease. Risk of thunderstorms tonight. Some heavy showers.

Wednesday- some thundery showers to start the day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud for the rest of the day. Feeling warm.

Thursday – a mixture of sunshine and cloud with showers later.

Friday – breezy and showery.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesdays forecast – mild, wet then drier.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing some heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles with some drier interludes. Winds are gusting 20 to 35 mph. We are seeing mist and low cloud.

Reminder we are currently under a SEPA flood alert. The full alert can be found via the SEPA website.

Overnight – We are going to see further heavy rain. The rain will be persistent at times. It will be slow moving. There will be some drier interludes. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 45 mph.

Morning – The rain will gradually become lighter and more patchy. it will stay windy and overcast. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Its going to be mostly dry with plenty of cloud. Light rain and drizzle. Winds will ease. There is a chance of some thundery showers cropping up during the late evening but there is plenty of uncertainty as to yet. I will try and clarify that during my morning brief tomorrow morning. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be Southerly and South Westerly direction and temps will range from 14C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:58 and 22:04

South Uist – 05:08 and 22:03

Festival forecasts – EDF. 20th July

After fantastic weather for the Hebridean Celtic Festival are attention now turns to EDF this coming Friday and Saturday. Same as the Hebridean Celtic Festival forecasts we will be doing daily updates and then evening updates on the Friday and Saturday.

So at the moment quite a bit will change with the forecast with changeable weather for the week ahead.

Friday – Is looking mostly dry apart from some light rain and drizzle but fairly strong winds gusting 40 mph. Still feeling mild.

Saturday – Is looking mostly fine and dry with plenty of cloud.  With increasing amounts of sunshine for the evening. Winds are expected to ease.

I will do another update tomorrow and go more in depth from Wednesday.

 

Monday 22nd July Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles and welcome to the latest Weather Watch

On this Monday evening we are seeing rain moving across most of the Western isles and it is heavy in places and it is feeling mild. Winds are also starting to increase.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western isles. The full alert and latest updates can be found via the SEPA website.

https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

My latest thoughts can be found here

https://westernislesweather.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/monday-night-into-tuesday-flood-risk-and-rainfall/

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

Tuesday across the Western isles will see further heavy rainfall during the early hours. But this will become more patchy as the morning goes on. Plenty of cloud and drier conditions for the afternoon and evening with some sunshine. Winds will be brisk gusting 30/40 mph. Temps will be in the high teens possibly breaching the 20c mark.

Tuesday across the UK thundery showers for the SW. overcast and cloudy for the NW. sunshine and warmth for most.

Wednesday across the Western isles will be a drier day with some patchy rain. Some sunshine with lighter winds. Risk of thunderstorms as we go overnight into Thursday. Low pressure and it’s associated fronts influencing our weather.

Wednesday across the UK thundery showers at times. Becoming hot of very hot. Risk UK highest temperature record could fall on Wednesday or Thursday. Heatwave conditions possible. Warm air dragged up due to the UK being sandwiched between high and low pressure.

Thursday across the Western isles will see another mild and humid day with showers which will be heavy and possibly thundery at times.

Across the UK an extremely hot day. Showers that will be thundery at times. Brisk winds. Warmest for the SE.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain for the West Coast of Scotland mainland including Skye. Full warning can be found via the Met Office website of the latest updates.

And finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Sunday

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and warnings from the Met office. Flood alert information from SEPA.

Thank you for reading.

Monday night into Tuesday – Flood risk and rainfall.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western Isles. The alert came into force at 15:44.

A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles.

A period of heavy rain may affect the area on Monday evening and overnight, which could cause flooding impacts from surface water and small watercourses in this Flood Alert Area. This could include flooding to low-lying land and roads with difficult driving conditions.

Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD ALERT is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22700

The full warning can be found via the SEPA website for the latest information and updates.

Now the alert mentions impacts from Surface water and small watercourses in the area. Having a look at the latest information we could see in the region of 30 mm rainfall across parts of the Western Isles during the next 24 hours. The greatest areas of concern appear to be for Harris and looking at the latest information South Harris. Along with the Uists and Benbecula. Out with these areas we are still going to see heavy rainfall but these are the areas that expected to see the worst.

Please share any reports, videos and photos with us. But only if it safe to do so. No weather warning has been issued by the Met office for rainfall for the Western Isles. But deemed that enough rainfall will fall for a flood alert to be issued.

Along with spells of heavy and persistent rainfall we are going to see strong gusty winds gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly some stronger gusts for a time. As noted this could result in difficult driving conditions. It’s worth having an awareness if you have any outdoor activates planned or out and about this evening and overnight. Conditions should improve as we go through Tuesday.

Your reports as ever are really important so keep them coming.

I will keep you update during the course of the 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 as well as any advice and information given from emergency services.

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day. Plenty of light rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. A few bursts of heavier rain. It’s mild.

Across the entire UK on Sunday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 15.1C

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – a mostly overcast day with the occasional sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times. Brisk winds and feeling mild.

Tuesday – an overcast and warm day with outbreaks of rain. Breezy.

Wednesday- slightly cooler with outbreak of rain which be heavy at times and possibly thundery.

Thursday – turning more unsettled with stronger winds and rain.

Have a great Monday

Week ahead forecast – mixed and warm

Good evening Western Isles. its going to turn warmer as the week goes on. Temps in the high teens a low 20s almost all week. Not a great deal of sunshine though.

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

Tuesday – Outbreaks of early morning rain. Becoming drier with sunshine and cloud. Cloud increasing as we go into the evening with rain as we go into Wednesday. Windy, winds gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly a little stronger at times. Some of the showers could be thundery at times. Winds will be South Westerly and South Easterly direction and temps will range from 13C to 21C

Wednesday – Overnight heavy rain as we go into Wednesday this could be thundery at times. For the rest of the day it will be overcast with some sunny spells. It will feel warm again. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds will be Southerly and South Westerly direction around 20 to 40 mph and temps will range from 14C to 20C

Thursday – Another overcast and showery day. Some of these showers could be heavy and thundery at times. The best of any drier and brighter weather will occur during the evening with some sunshine. But winds will increase again. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 12 to 21C

Friday – A showery day on Friday some decent and prolonged sunshine at times with brisk winds throughout the day. Some heavy showers again at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph form the South and South East. Temps of 11C to 19C

have a great week