Tuesday’s forecast – Sunny but chilly

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mostly fine and dry end to the day. Some light rain and drizzle with a mixture of clear skies and cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Its going to be largely dry apart from some light rain and drizzle. Winds increasing 10 to 35 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Largely fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Prolonged sunshine at times. Variable amounts of cloud. With brisk winds, it will, unfortunately, feel quite cold. The occasional spell of light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Evening – A risk of a few more scattered showers but for most, it will be dry. Staying breezy. Variable amounts of cloud and some early evening sunshine. Winds of  10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps will range from 5C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:29 and 19:00

South Uist – 07:32 and 19:05

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday Morning we are seeing a few light showers around. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. It’s cooler then off later and it’s breezy.

Today – overcast with some light rain and drizzle. Becoming showery later with some heavier spells of rain at times. Winds of 10/29 mph. Feeling cooler then off late. Some sunshine at times but will remain fairly overcast.

Monday – overcast chilly with some light rain and drizzle.

Tuesday- overcast dry and chilly brisk winds.

Wednesday- more of the same as Tuesday.

Lots of uncertainty for the end of the track if what will be ex hurricane Lorenzo. What impacts it will have on the UK weather.

Monday’s forecast – breezy and showery

Good evening Western Isles we have seen heavy and slow moving rain across parts of the Western Isles today. Still spells of heavy rain across Lewis and Harris. Showery elsewhere with some sunshine.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some scattered showers. Plenty of cloud. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. We are going to see a few scattered showers. These could be heavy at times. We are going to see brisk winds. it will feel cooler. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening  – As we go into the evening the winds will stay brisk. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. These at times will be heavy. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Winds will be from the North East and temps of 7C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:27 and 19:03

South Uist – 07:30 and 19:08

Hurricane Lorenzo

A lot of people have been asking about hurricane Lorenzo and the Western Isles. It’s far to early to know yet. So the story so far is this Hurricane became a category 5 hurricane overnight. The furthest ever cat 5 this far North and East. Thanks to favourable conditions and sea surface conditions.

its going to weaken over the coming days as it heads toward the Azores. It has already weakened down to a category 4. When I see weakend it is still causing significant strong winds, heavy rain and high seas. This hurricane has already caused a vessel to sink in the Atlantic on Thursday with only 3 out of the 14 crew being recovered from a liferaft with ongoing search and rescue.

Hurricane Lorenzo will weaken to a category 2 hurricane as it approaches the Azores. it will then rapidly move away from the Azores and begin post-tropical transition. It will speed up forward movement and expand it will eventually lose hurricane status and become none tropical. The exact track remains very up in the air. As the image below from earlier highlights there is a lot of possibilities. It could stay West of the UK. It could impact the UK on Thursday into Friday but where again up in the air. It could even move across Portugal and Spain. So lots of uncertainty yet.

The above chart is model spread from a Met desk – credit Dan Holly. These are all possibilities with no firm track just to give you and idea of the level of uncertainty.

Keep an eye on the Met Office website for the latest updates along with the national hurricane centre website. These will give you the most accurate updates without the hype.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Lorenzo

and if you are in Ireland Met Eireann

https://www.met.ie/

Thank you.

Sunday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday Morning we are seeing a few light showers around. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. It’s cooler then off later and it’s breezy.

Today – overcast with some light rain and drizzle. Becoming showery later with some heavier spells of rain at times. Winds of 10/29 mph. Feeling cooler then off late. Some sunshine at times but will remain fairly overcast.

Monday – overcast chilly with some light rain and drizzle.

Tuesday- overcast dry and chilly brisk winds.

Wednesday- more of the same as Tuesday.

Lots of uncertainty for the end of the track if what will be ex hurricane Lorenzo. What impacts it will have on the UK weather.

Sunday’s forecast – Sunshine and showers.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a few showers around. Mostly light. A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some sunny spells. Winds are light for most.

Overnight – We are going to see a largely fine and dry night. Plenty of clouds. Some clear skies. A few scattered showers. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – There will be some sunshine and it will be prolonged at times. however there will be plenty of cloud with some showers. These showers will be heavy at times. Merging into some longer spells of rain. it will feel chilly. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Evening – Further showers again these will be heavy at times. Some early evening sunny spells. The heaviest of the showers will be confined to Lewis and Harris. It will become overcast for most. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the East and North East and temps will range from 8C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:24 and 19:06

South Uist – 07:28 and 19:10

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing a largely dry start to the day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. It’s feeling cool

With some light rain and drizzle. Light winds. A few lingering mist and fog patches.

Across the Highlands and Islands on Friday stornoway was the sunniest with 4.3 hours of sunshine.

Today – we are going to see light winds with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some showers these will be heavy at times. Becoming more scattered as the day goes on.

Sunday – another showery day. But plenty of drier brighter conditions. Brisk winds and feeling cooler.

Monday – another cool but largely dry day.

Tuesday – a cool but overcast day. Breezy conditions.

Saturdays forecast – Sunshine and showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing some extremely heavy showers around. Some sunshine. Even a report of a tornado in Harris earlier. Winds are light.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers around which at times could be heavy. Winds will be light under 10 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Will see plenty of sunshine. Prolonged sunshine at times. Winds will be light. Again a few scattered showers around and these could be heavy at times but are expected to be mostly lighter than on Friday. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Evening – Further spells of sunshine. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds staying light. A few scattered showers but for most, it should stay fine and dry. Winds of 0 to 10 mph.

Winds will be variable and temps of 8C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:22 and 19:09

South Uist – 07:26 and 19:13

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some sunshine. A few sharp and heavy showers around. Winds are mostly light.

Across the Highlands and Islands on this Thursday stornoway was the sunniest with 2.8 hours of sunshine.

Today – a mixture of sunshine and cloud today. Feeling warm in the sunshine. We are going to see scattered showers and these will be heavy at times. Not everyone will see showers. Plenty of cloud. Winds will be light and variable.

Saturday – a largely fine dry day with scattered showers. Mostly light winds and plenty of sunshine.

Sunday – feeling colder and a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers.

Monday – largely fine and dry but winds increasing and feeling cooler.

Have a great Friday

Friday’s forecast – Scattered showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we have seen some very heavy rainfall as my feet, wet socks and trousers can attest to. Plenty of dry conditions around as well. It’s breezy. Some further heavy showers.

Overnight – We are going to see a few scattered showers around. These heavy at times. Brisk winds. Some clear skies but plenty of clouds. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

morning and afternoon – Its one of those tricky days. Well scattered showers. These will be heavy at times and not everyone will see showers most places will stay fine and dry. But the greatest risk will be across Lewis. This will be slightly more frequent here. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine at times but plenty of cloud. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – Will see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Further scattered showers that at times will be heavy. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 0 to 10 mph.

Winds will be variable and temps of 8C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:20 and 19:12

South Uist – 07:24 and 19:16

Thursday 26th September Weather Watch

Good Afternoon Western isles and welcome to the latest weather watch blog post. Where things still remain fairly quite weather wise.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing mixed conditions. Plenty of blue skies and sunshine brisk winds. However we are seeing showers and some of these are merging into some longer spells of run. It’s feeling warm again.

This evening will see further outbreaks of rain heavy at times. Especially for Lewis later in the evening. Some sunny spells and a chance the showers could be thundery.

Friday across the Western isles will see fairly dry and settled conditions. A few scattered showers heavy at times and light winds.

Saturday across the Western isles will see a day of sunshine and showers. Mostly light winds. The showers are expected to be mostly light.

Sunday across the Western isles a largely fine and dry day with plenty of cloud. Some sunny spells. The odd scattered shower and feeling cooler of late with winds come from the North and North East.

Looking ahead to next week and it’s looking cooler and windy. But staying largely dry.

In UK weather news and an area of low pressure will move across the UK bringing wet and windy conditions to England and Wales. The Met office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain for Saturday and Sunday. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met office website or app.

In global weather news tropical storm Karen has been battling against unfavourable conditions. However hurricane Lorenzo is a stunning category 4 hurricane way out in the middle of the central Atlantic. The latest updates and warnings can be found via the national hurricane centre website.

And finally here are the weather extremes across the UK on Wednesday. Please note stornoway was the sunniest.

Thank you for reading.

The radar comes from Netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met office. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre.

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

Oh this Thursday morning we are seeing the heaviest of the rain clear away, behind drier conditions with brisk winds.

Across the Highlands and Islands on Wednesday south Uist had the lowest maximum temperature of 11.7C

Today – a mixture of sunshine and cloud. We are also going to see sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Possibly thundery. Drier conditions for the Uists and Barra. Brisk winds.

Friday – will see another day of sunshine and showers. Again heavy at times. Lighter winds.

Saturday – once again another day of sunshine and showers.

Sunday – winds increasing and it’s turns cooler and yet again we are going to see further spells of showery rain.

Have a great Thursday

Thursday’s forecast – here comes the rain again.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are rain sweep across the Western Isles this rain is heavy and in places persistent. Elsewhere some drier spells but rain is expected to reach all parts.

Overnight – We are going to see heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles. Some drier spells for a time with plenty of clouds. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Some lingering heavy and persistent rain. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some decent sunshine in between. Plenty of clouds. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – Again further showers sweep across the Western Isles and once again these will be heavy at times. We are going to see some decent sunshine in between. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – More showers but they are expected to become lighter and more scattered by this point. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells.  Winds of 5 to 30 mph strongest across the Uists and Barra.

Winds will be variable and temps will range from 9C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:18 and 19:14

South Uist – 07:22 and 19:19

Wednesday 25 September Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles and welcome to the latest weather watch blog.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain moving across the islands mostly light but we are seeing some heavier spells. Winds are mostly light and a few sunny spells.

The rest of the evening will see further outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times. Heaviest across the Uists and Barra.

Thursday across the Western isles will see overnight heavy rain. A mixture of sunshine and showers as the day goes on. Brisk winds and still feeling warm.

Friday across the Western isles and we are going to see another day of sunshine and showers. Occasionally heavy but fairly well scattered and brisk winds.

Saturday across the Western isles and ages. More sunshine and showers. These heaviest for Lewis and Harris. Plenty of sunshine and dry conditions. Feeling cooler then of late.

Looking ahead towards the end of the weekend and into next week and it will stay fairly settled but turn cooler.

In global weather news tropical storm Karen has been struggling as the storm meanders around close to Caribbean islands.

On the other hand Lorenzo became a hurricane and is expected to become a major hurricane by the weekend.

And finally here are the weather extremes for Tuesday across the UK. It was a very wet day.

Thank you for reading. The radar comes from Netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing an overcast start start to the day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds are light.

Today – an overcast start to the day with some light rain. We are going to see increasing amounts of sunshine and as the day goes on. Feeling warm again. Rain which will be heavy and persistent will push into the Uists and Barra later. Drier for Lewis and Harris with lighter rain here. Winds of 10/30 mph.

Thursday- a mixture of sunshine and showers with mostly light winds.

Friday – scattering of showers and a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Saturday – again mostly light winds and a scattering of showers.

Have a great Wednesday

Wednesday’s forecast – Dry then rain later.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day for most. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle but for most its dry.

Overnight – We are going to see a mostly fine and dry night with variable amounts of cloud and some clear skies. The odd spell of light rain and drizzle is possible. Some mist and fog patches. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Should be largely fine and dry. A few scattered and mostly light showers. Plenty of clouds but where the sun breaks we should see some decent and at times prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm again. Wind of 10 to 20 mph.

Evening – Some uncertainty as yet on timings but we are going to see some heavy and persistent rain push into the Uists and Barra. Perhaps pushing into Harris by late evening. Staying drier with some early evening sunshine for most of Harris and Lewis. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be variable at times but will mainly come from the South East and temps of 11C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:16 and 19:17

South Uist – 07:20 and 19:22

Tuesday 24th September Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles and welcome to the latest weather watch blog.

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing mostly fine and dry conditions across the Western isles. Plenty of cloud. Some decent evening sunshine. Winds are mostly light. A few light showers around.

Wednesday across the Western isles will see another largely dry and warm day. Plenty of cloud but some sunshine with light rain and drizzle. Brisk winds.

Thursday across the Western isles will see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. In between some prolonged sunshine. Heavier overnight rain into Thursday. Brisk winds again.

Friday across the Western isles and more of the same we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will he mostly light we are going to see brisk winds.

Long range it looks set to stay unsettled as we go into the weekend.

In UK weather news and parts of England have seen a months worth of rainfall in the one day. Heavy rain has caused flooding and weather warnings have been issued. The latest can be found via the Met office website or app.

In tropical weather news tropical storm Karen and Jerry are expected to bring rainfall and strong winds to Caribbean islands and to Bermuda respectively in the coming day. Tropical storm Lorenzo is not a threat to land at this stage but is expected to become a major hurricane hurricane in the Eastern Atlantic by the end of the week.

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

Thank you for reading. The radar comes from Netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Rainfall images from the BBC. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre.

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing some light rain and drizzle. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds are mostly light.

Across the Highlands and Islands on Monday Harris Quidnish had the highest maximum temperature of 15.4C

Today – a few sharp heavy showers. But for most it will be largely dry apart from a few scattered showers. Feeling warm, plenty of cloud with some sunshine and prolonged Sunshine at times. Winds of 10/30 mph.

Wednesday- a day of sunshine and showers but largely dry.

Thursday – sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Friday – staying unsettled and showery but winds ease.

Have a great Tuesday

Tuesdays forecast – Cloudy, Sunshine and warmth

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a largely dry end to the day. Some mist and fog patches. Some light rain and drizzle.

Overnight – We are going to see some patchy light rain and drizzle. It will be overcast with some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A real mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some patchy light rain and drizzle. The sunshine will be prolonged at times and it will feel warm. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Evening – Its going to be mostly fine and dry with some patchy light rain and drizzle. Some sunshine with plenty of clouds. Winds of 5 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South East and by the end of the day North East. Temps of 10C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:13 and 19:20

South Uist – 07:18 and 19:24

Monday 23rd September Weather Watch

Hello and welcome to the latest weather watch update.

On this Monday evening we are seeing overcast conditions. Some sunshine. Heavy and thundery rain has moved across parts of Lewis in the last hour.

The rest of the evening will be largely fine and dry a few scattered showers. Some sunshine and brisk winds.

This is the thunderstorm photo captured by Annie Delin at Tiumpan head.

And here was the lightning strike graphic

On Tuesday Across the Western isles staying fairly mild. A few scattered showers around. But increasing amounts of sunshine. Brisk winds and but easing as the day goes on.

Wednesday across the Western isles another overcast day with brisk winds. Largely dry but some rain pushing in later. Still feeling mild.

Thursday across the Western isles will see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in between. Brisk winds.

In UK weather news the Met office have issued a yellow weather warning of rain for Tuesday. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met office website or app.

In global weather news tropical storm Lorenzo has formed. This is alongside tropical storm Karen and Jerry.

The latest information and updates can be found via the national hurricane centre website or app.

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

Thank you for reading.

The radar comes from Netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met office. National hurricane centre website for the hurricane images.