Sundays forecast – showery and sunshine

I feel like I have been saying this a lot this week but sorry again for another late forecast. its been a hectic hectic week. I’ve got some holiday next week so things should settle down more.

Good evening Western Isles On this Saturday evening, we are seeing showers moving across the Western Isles. Some of these heavy in places. Blustery winds.

Overnight – We are going to see spells of rain moving across the Western Isles. These will be heavy at times. in between some drier interludes and clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Further showers that again will be heavy at times. But we will see the showers becoming increasingly scattered. Plenty of sunshine which will be prolonged at times. With stubborn to clear cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Afternoon – Plenty of sunshine and this will be prolonged at times. Variable amounts of cloud which will increase from the South by late afternoon. It should be mostly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Evening – A scattering of showers but for most, it should be a dry night. Plenty of sunshine. Clear skies and cloud to end the day. Winds of 5 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the North West and slowly shift to come from the South West. Temps will range from 8C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:24 and 20:26

South Uist –  06:30 and 20:28

Saturday 31st August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to the latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing brisk winds with some showers around. These heavy in places. Some sunshine and plenty of cloud around.

The evening will see a mixture of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at time and winds of 30/40 mph.

Today’s view from space highlights the overcast conditions with some sunshine.

Sunday across the Western isles is going to see a showery start to the day. Some of these heavy at times. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine in the afternoon and early evening. A few showers but these will be more scattered. It will be breezy.

Sunday across the UK will see a cooler day then off late. Risk of thunderstorms for the north and drier and brighter for the South.

Monday across the Western isles looks set to be yet another wet day. Heavy and persistent rain sweeping in with risk gales. Winds gusting 30/40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Monday across the UK wet and windy in the North. Drier and breezy in the South.

Tuesday across the Western isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. We are going to see another windy day. Winds of 20/35 mph.

Tuesday across the UK will be wet and windy with spells of rain which be heavy at times.

Rest of next week looks set to stay windy and further outbreaks of rain. The unsettled pattern continues.

In global weather news major hurricane Dorian is a category 4 hurricane heading towards the Bahamas

And finally here are the weather extremes for Friday across 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. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre.

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief. On this Saturday morning we are seeing rain across the Western isles which is heavy and persistent. Winds are light.

Today – a wet start with heavy and persistent rain. This will become showery by midday. Some sunny spells. Winds increasing to 20/30 mph.

Sunday – plenty of cloud some sunny spells with occasional showers and lighter winds.

Monday – winds increasing with outbreaks of rain heavy at times.

Tuesday – showery and wet. With blustery winds.

Have a great Saturday

Saturday’s forecast – Can someone turn the tap off

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a dry evening for most. The odd spot of light rain. Some sunshine with plenty of cloud. Winds are light.

Overnight – We are going to see further heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Some clear skies to start the night. Some lighter spells of rain at times. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning – Some further spells of heavy rain. A few sunny intervals. Showery at times. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. But mostly light. Some prolonged sunshine. Winds of 5 to 30 mph.

Evening – Winds will increase and we will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Mostly light occasionally heavy. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Winds will be North Westerly direction and temps will range from 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:22 and 20:28

South Uist – 06:28 and 20:31

 

Friday 30th August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles and welcome to the latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Friday evening things at brightening up. The heaviest the rain has cleared away. We are seeing some sunshine and plenty of cloud. Winds are mostly light. Some coastal showers for the east coast.

This evening will will see a few scattered showers. Plenty of cloud. Mostly light winds. With increasing amounts of sunshine.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we going to see a showery day these will be heavy at times as we move into the afternoon and evening who is a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers it will be breezy.

Saturday across the UK and there is a cold front pushes through it’s going to see a day of sunshine and showers these will be occasionally Thundery. High-pressure starts to build across the Atlantic.

Sunday across the Western Isles will see a few scattered showers around these will be occasionally heavy at times but for most it should be a largely fine and dry day however it will feel cooler than of late.

Sunday across the UK and high-pressure starts to build in a few scattered showers around at the most it will be fine dry with plenty of sunshine.

Monday across the Western Isles and we are going to see wins increase for all parts we going to see the rain spreading in which will be heavy at times and it turns increasingly unsettled once again.

Monday across the UK high pressure stays firmly in charge for most it will be fine dry and bright day with rain and strong winds moving in for the far north and west.

Looking ahead to next week and the first week of autumn and it’s looking increasingly unsettled again with further spells of rain and blustery winds it’s also going to feel cooler as well.

In the UK weather news and the met office earlier today updated the yellow weather warning for rain for Southwest Scotland and also yellow weather warning out for rain for Northern Ireland as well. The latest information and updates on the warnings can be found via the Met Office website and app.

In global weather news hurricane Dorian is expected to become major hurricane Dorian by the end of today as it heads towards Florida. This is an increasingly dangerous situation for Florida and the national hurricane centre has the latest information which can be found via the website. Is expected to make landfall based on current projections as a category four hurricane at the start of next week.

Finally here are the weather extremes across the UK for Thursday.

Thank you for reading. Radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts, extremes and warnings from the Met Office. Hurricane image from national hurricane centre.

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles on this Friday morning we are seeing a wet start to the day with heavy and persistent rain. Winds have eased. Some drier spells as the rain clears away.

Across the Highlands and Islands on Thursday Harris Quidnish was the wettest with 13.6 mm of rain.

Today – heavy rain will slowly clear away from all parts. Some sunshine and plenty of cloud by late afternoon. Some light showers this evening. Winds mainly light.

Saturday – a day of sunshine and showers and it will be breezy.

Sunday – another day of sunshine and clouds occasional showers.

Monday – winds increasing again with further rain.

Have a great Friday

Friday’s forecast – rain then cloud then showers.

Sorry for the late update tonight. Had a busy evening.

Good evening Western Isles On this Thursday evening, we are seeing showers moving across the Western Isles and these are heavy in places. We are seeing blustery winds and some clear skies in the breaks in the cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see a dry start to the night for most of lewis and harris with plenty of clear skies. Cloud increases across the Uists and Barra with further heavy and persistent rain pushing into all parts. This will fall on already saturated ground. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing as the night goes on.

Morning – The heavy rain spreads across the entire Western Isles. However the heaviest of the rain will clear all parts by late morning. In its place light showers and some sunny spells. Winds will have dropped as well. Winds of 5 to 15 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Plenty of cloud with some light rain. Some heavier showers especially for late evening. Some sunshine the best of this across Lewis and Harris during the afternoon. Drier conditions and winds will be mostly light. 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South West but becoming variable and temps will range from 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:19 and 20:31

South Uist – 06:26 and 20:33

 

Thursday 29th August Weather Watch

Good Evening Western isles and welcome to your latest weather watch blog.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing strong blustery winds across the Western isles with heavy showers. Winds have been gusting 30/40 mph at times reaching 50 mph.

Today’s view from space highlights the mostly overcast conditions. We have seen some sunshine at times.

Friday across the Western isles will start off with further rain becoming showery then dry to end the day with sunshine. Breezy conditions.

Friday across the UK warm sunny dry for most England and Wales. Wet and windy for Scotland and Ireland.

Saturday across the Western isles will see a day of sunshine and showers. Brisk winds and feeling cooler then of late.

Across the UK drier and brighter for the South East. Showery rain for most as a cold front moves across the UK.

Sunday across the Western isles will see another day of sunshine and showers. Heavy at times and winds increasing gusting 20/30 mph. Feeling chilly with the North West winds.

Sunday across the UK will be showery, heavy at times, cooler then off late.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain for Northern Ireland and part of Scotland for Friday and Saturday. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

In global weather news hurricane Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane and impact Florida at the start of next week. Rough estimates of a category 4 hurricane hitting Florida. The scale is a 4 out of 5. The latest information and updates can be found via the National hurricane centre website.

And finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Wednesday. Notice Harris included on the list.

Thank you for reading.

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

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing more rain sweeping across the Western isles which is heavy in places. Drier across Lewis for now and we are seeing winds of 10/20 mph.

Today – spells of heavy and persistent rain this morning. Afternoon and evening sunshine and showers. Winds increasing gusting 30/40 mph.

Friday – windy start becoming lighter. Some sunny spells light rain and drizzle. Showery at times.

Saturday – turning blustery cooler and showery.

Sunday – showery with blustery winds and some sunshine.

Have a great Thursday

Thursday’s forecast – Yeah more rain

Good evening Western isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing some heavy showers moving across the Western Isles. Elsewhere plenty of cloud and some clear skies and its breezy.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers and these will at times will be heavy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning – Will see winds strengthen and we are going to see heavy and persistent rain sweeping across the Western Isles. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Afternoon and evening – We are again to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These at times will be heavy but becoming increasingly lighter as the evening goes on. We are going to see plenty of dry interludes in between with some decent sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and at times reaching 50 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West and temps will range from 8C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:17 and 20:34

South Uist – 06:24 and 20:36

Wednesday 28th August Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog. Slightly later than normal tonight we apologise for the lateness just been a hectic day.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies cloud and a few scattered heavy showers in places. There are quite a few dry spells and winds are breezy.

Some very heavy overnight rain across the Western Isles brought Road closures in the South Uist and the link below will also highlight August rainfall so far.

https://westernislesweather.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/august-rainfall-so-far/

Today’s view from space was taken during the middle of the afternoon and highlights the mixture of sunshine and cloud with the clouds slowly breaking especially across the Uists and Barra eventually reached Lewis and Harris.

Thursday across the Western Isles and once again we are going to see some further spells of heavy rain and into the afternoon some sunshine and showers this is going to be accompanied by blustery winds gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly slightly stronger for the Uist and Barra.

Thursday across the UK and will be largely fine and dry except the heavy rain and gales for the west coast of Scotland and stay windy across the north.

Friday across the Western Isles And we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers again they are going to be lighter than we have seen of recent. Winds will be lighter as well around 10 to 20 mph feel cooler and fresher.

Friday across the UK and staying fairly unsettled across the north. With heavy rain for the north-west of England and Southwest Scotland fine and drive to the south and south-east feeling cooler and fresher than of late.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we are going to see another day of sunshine and showers across the Western Isles once again these will be heavy at times and it will be breezy once more.

Saturday across the UK and it will be a much cooler day for all parts as a low pressure sits over Scotland and a cold front moving across the United Kingdom with a day of sunshine and showers.

Looking ahead to next week and it looks set to stay unsettled we are going to see further spells of rain and it’s going to be fairly windy most days.

Met office have issued an early weather warning for rain for parts of Scotland on Friday and Saturday the full warning and the latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Moving onto global weather news and we now have hurricane Doriane which is tracking close to Porto Rico at the moment. He is now looking likely that it will hit Florida as a major hurricane towards the end of the weekend. The latest information can be found via the National hurricane centre website.

We also have a tropical storm Erin heading up the east coast of the United States expected to bring strong currents and heavy rain to the eastern seaboard with no impact land until it reaches Canada.

Finally here are the weather extremes across the UK on Tuesday.

Thank you for reading. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met office. View from space comes from NASA worldview. Hurricane image from national hurricane centre.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing further heavy rain across the Uists and Barra. Showery elsewhere and it’s breezy. Some surface water and flooding in places. Brisk winds and plenty of cloud. A road closure in South Uist due to flooding at the time of writing.

Across the entire UK on Tuesday south Uist range for the second day had the lowest maximum temperature of 13.5C

And across the Highlands and Islands South Uist has the highest rainfall of 21.2 mm of rain.

Today – a cloud dominated start with further spells of rain. Slowly brightening up as the rain clears away. Allowing for some afternoon sunshine. Prolonged at times but plenty of cloud. Scattered showers and cloud increasing this evening. Breezy around 20/30 mph.

Thursday – a mixture of sunshine and showers merging into longer spells of rain. Windy with risk of gales.

Friday – now looking more settled day. Breezy with some sunshine and scattered showers.

Saturday – a breezy sunshine and showers day.

Have a great Wednesday

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August rainfall so far

August is shaping up the be either the Wettest month or the second wettest month in the last 12 months after another night of heavy rainfall across the Western isles.

SEPA has 5 rain gauges across the Western isles. Here is data from 4.

As of 05:00 this morning Mill Croft South Uist has had 62.6 mm of rainfall in the last 36 hours. 198.4 mm for the month so far. 205.6 mm wettest month in last 12 which was December 2018.

As of 05:00 this morning Loch Tormasad North Uist has has had 45.4 mm of rainfall in the last 36 hours. 182.4 mm for the month so far. 255.8 mm was the wettest month in the last 12 months which was December 2018.

As of 05:00 this morning Laxdale (Harris) has had 44.6 mm of rainfall in the last 36 hours. 201 mm for the month so far. 253.6 mm was the wettest month in the last 12 months which was September 2018.

As of 05:00 this morning Creed Bridge. Stornoway has had 29.2 mm of rainfall in the last 36 hours. 155 mm of rainfall for the month so far. 201.2 mm was the wettest month in the last 12 months which was September 2018.

https://apps.sepa.org.uk/rainfall

Wednesday’s forecast – Rain then sun

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a wet evening for most with light rain and drizzle with some heavier spells of rain. Winds are light. Some drier interludes.

Further heavy rain which will be slow moving is expected to push into the Uists and Barra later this evening.

Overnight – The above rainfall is expected to persist overnight bringing heavy rain to all parts. Slowly clearing the Uists and Barra by dawn. Light rain and drizzle with mist and low cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning – A few lingering showers should clear for most allowing for some decent sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. becoming windier. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Afternoon – Should be mostly fine and dry with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. Some cloud will be stubborn to clear. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – Some decent and prolonged sunshine before sunset. Cloud increasing and the odd scattered shower. A mixture of clear skies and cloud after sunset. The best of the clear skies for the Uists and Barra.  Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be South and variable and temps will range from 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:15 and 20:37

South Uist –  06:22 and 20:39

Tuesday 27th August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing light rain and drizzle with the occasional spell of heavy rain. Winds are light and this is perfect conditions for midges.

The rest of this evening Will see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times winds will increase a little bit but mainly under 20 mph.

Today’s view from space is quite a depressing one elsewhere it is hot and sunny conditions we are stuck under cloud.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see some morning rain which will be heavy at times but this will clear away as we go into the afternoon and we should see mostly fine and dry conditions for the afternoon and evening. There is some decent and prolonged sunshine the occasional shower cannot be ruled out. It will be windier then on Tuesday.

Thursday across the Western Isles and we’re going to see another day of sunshine and showers winds are also going to increase and they will cost 30 to 40 mph.

Friday across the Western Isles and we are going to see a risk of gales with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy and at times persistent.

Looking ahead towards the weekend and for the Western Isles it’s going to stay unsettled with a mixture of sunshine showers and blustery winds.

In UK where the news the Met office is issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for the east coast of the United Kingdom. Full warning and the latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

In global weather news flash flooding in Madrid you to heavy rainfall has caused a number of issues.

And then to tropical Atlantic tropical storm Dorian is currently moving over Barbados as it continues towards Puerto Rico. This tropical storm is struggling a wee bit and may make hurricane status in the next few days. As it moves towards Florida towards the end of the week lots of uncertainty at this stage. The latest information and updates can be found via the national hurricane website.

I’m finally here are the weather extremes across the UK on Monday. Including South Uist range.

thank you for reading. View from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met office. Hurricane image from national hurricane centre,

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day. Light rain and drizzle some persistent in places. Misty and Murky some drier interludes. Winds very light under 10 mph.

Today – a cloud dominated day. Any sunshine will be few and far between. Rain overcast with light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Some heavier outbreaks of rain. Winds light under 10 mph with some gusts reaching 15 mph.

Wednesday- overcast and a drier day. Some occasional showers and breezy.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers and becoming windy.

Friday – wet and windy with risk of gales.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesday’s forecast – Wet

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing rain moving across the islands. It is heavy and persistent in places. Some drier interludes and it’s windy. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles. There will be some drier interludes and the cloud will dominate. Winds will ease around 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday day – We will see rain throughout the day which will be heavy and persistent at times. A few drier interludes and the occasional sunny spell with the greatest chance in the evening. Winds will be light around 0 to 10 mph with gusts reaching 15 mph.

Wind direction will be variable and temps will range from 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:13 and 20:40

South Uist – 06:20 and 20:41

Monday 26th August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Monday afternoon it’s pretty miserable out there we are literally the only place in the United Kingdom right here in the north-west seeing wind rain and overcast conditions. Just to rub it in even more parts of the south and south-east are experiencing heatwaves conditions. Here winds gusting 30 to 40 mph with some rain which is heavy in places with light rain and drizzle elsewhere.

The rest of this evening is going to seem further spells of rain and these will be heavy at times but increasingly becoming lighter as the evening goes on. On the positive side wins will drop to under 10 mph however on the negative side this will see result in more midges.

Tuesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see further spells of rain this rain is going to be heavy and persistent at times. With occasional spells of dry conditions with some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells but these are expected to be few and far between winds will be light and variable.

Tuesday across the UK and it’s going to stay unsettled for the far north and west warm and hot for the south and east with thunderstorms moving in to the south-west.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see some overnight rain but this will clear away to give a mostly overcast day on Wednesday with some light rain and a few sunny spells occasionally prolonged sunshine at times. Winds is it going to freshen and it’s going to feel cooler than of late.

Wednesday across the UK and it’s going to be a day of sunshine and showers these could be thundery at times. Staying hot for the far south east.

Thursday across the Western Isles And after a dry start we are going to see more wet and windy conditions winds are going to increase and we are going to see some spells of rain which will be heavy at times.

Thursday across the UK and for most it will be fine and dry as high pressure builds in and gives a period of more settled conditions. Turning showery again for the north and west.

Looking ahead long-range into the weekend and Friday is looking particularly wet and windy across the Western Isles the weekend itself is set to say on unsettled and turning colder.

In global weather news and all eyes are on tropical storm Dorian in the Caribbean expected to bring chocolate force wins and eventually hurricane force wins to some other Caribbean islands in the next couple of days. Full details and the latest information can be found via the National hurricane centres website.

It is two years ago to the day since hurricane Harvey made landfall on Texas. It brought 40 inches of rainfall and was so powerful that it caused the earths crust to drop 2 cm due to the weight of water.

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

Thank you for reading.

Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre. Harvey image from icyclone

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief.

On this Monday morning as I suspected it’s proving an utter headache of a forecast. Most places are dry for now. Rain is slowly moving in from the West. But it is very slow moving and how far it will get is where the uncertainty lies. It’s windy with winds gusting 30/40 mph.

Across the Highlands and Islands Sunday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 17.7C

Today – a band of lingering rain will bring rain which will be heavy at times but with some lighter spells. Not all will see rain and some spots staying dry with some sunshine. Winds gusting 40 mph this morning easing under 10 mph this evening.

Tuesday – another breezy and showery day. With some sunshine.

Wednesday – drier with some sunshine showers later and feeling cooler then off late.

Thursday – windy with further outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times.

Have a great Monday

Week ahead forecast – The final week of summer

Somehow we are already at the end of summer. It looks set to be yet another unsettled week.

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

Tuesday – Will see a wet day with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy and at times persistent. Some lighter spells with the occasional sunshine. Winds will be light and variable and under 10 mph. Temps of 10C to 15C

Wednesday – After a wet night things improve with sunshine and cloud. Drier end to the day. Light winds again 10 to 20 mph from variable directions. Temps will range from 10C to 16C

Thursday – Will see a day of sunshine and showers. These at times will be heavy. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will increase going into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South West. Temps will range from 8C to 14C

Friday – A long way off yet and plenty can and will change but we are going to see further heavy rain and risk of gales. Some sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph possibly reaching 50 mph. Temps will range from 10C to 17C

Have a great week