Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.
We have a pretty active weather situation going on at the moment with reports of a possible tornado but definitely a funnel cloud over Barvas. Lightning strikes as well and very heavy rain. it’s humid and mostly overcast.
The rest of this evening will see further spells of heavy rain and the risk of thundery showers the greatest risk will be across Lewis and Harris with a few showers across the Uists and Barra but they will be mostly light and plenty of cloud here with some sunny intervals.
Reminder that we remain under a yellow weather warning from the Met office for thunderstorms until 2200 this evening. The warning covers Harris and South Lewis and the full warning can be found via the Met office website or app for the latest update and information.
We also remain under a SEPA flood alert for heavy rainfall.
Above two images shows the funnel cloud and possible tornado in Barvas.
Today’s view from space highlights the overcast conditions with a few sunny spells. Thanks to Tori MacInnes for the second photo.
Wednesday across the Western Isles will see another showery day these again will be heavy at times with some decent sunshine in between. It will feel warm and humid once again.
Thursday across the Western Isles and we’re going to see a much more settled then today it’s going to be mainly fine dry and sunny with the occasional shower but most places should stay dry. Light winds but feeling cooler than of late.
Friday across the Western Isles and it’s all change as a deep area of low pressure pushes into the UK bring it on settled conditions we will switch to North easterly wins which will bring gales at times it will feel much cooler than of late. With some outbreaks of rain.
In UK weather news there are multiple weather warnings out for the next couple of days including thunderstorm warnings for Wednesday and wind and rain warnings for Friday and Saturday. For the latest information and updates see the Met office website or app.
And finally here are the weather extremes for Monday across the UK
Thank you for reading.
The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, extremes and warnings from the Met Office.