Tuesday forecast – Rain at times.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds are brisk and have been gusting up to 40 mph. Today’s max temp of 16.2C. The rest of this evening we will see cloud spread in again with rain following later.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some spells of light rain and drizzle. At times the rain will become heavy especially in the early hours of tomorrow morning. We are going to see some dry spells in between the rain and it will stay fairly windy. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and spells of rain. These will be heavy at times. Becoming more showery by late afternoon. It will stay windy throughout. In between a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph at times maybe reaching 40 mph.

Evening – Further spells of rain which again at times will be heavy and becoming more showery. Less in the way of sunshine and more cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:26 and 20:23

South Uist – 06:32 and 20:25

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Windy with gales possible winds widely gusting 40 mph possibly reaching 50 to 55 mph. Spells of rain which will be heavy at times.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Friday – A drier day mainly fine dry and sunny with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

long range – Winds ease over the weekend but are expected to increase again into early next week

Storm Ellen and Storm Francis look back.

During the course of August two storm systems moved across the UK bringing strong winds and rain. This is something we covered extensively here on Western Isles Weather. The worst of the weather conditions did miss us for both the storms here in the islands but Ellen did bring is some unseasonably strong winds.

Storm Ellen also helped me have the biggest single day viewing figures for the blog with 1,023 and 777 visitors.

Storm Ellen

Storm Ellen was named by the Irish Met Office on the 18th August.

Storm Ellen brought 62 mph winds to South Uist range.

A status red warning was issued by the Irish Met Office for Cork and the highest wind speed in Ireland was 89 mph at Roches Point.

The lowest pressure of this storm was 966 mb.

Some of the highest wind speeds in the UK included 79 mph at Capel Curig. 66 mph at Pembrey Sands and 62 mph at Aberdaron.

A blog that I wrote on the day of Storm Ellen highlights some of the flooding that occured and strongest gusts https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/20/storm-ellen-20-8-20-update/

Storm Francis

Was named on the 24th August by the UK Met Office.

BBC Weather did a tweet of some of the highest wind gusts but a full report on wind gusts has not been done yet by the UK Met Office.

979 mb was the storms lowest pressure.

Storm Francis caused flooding for parts of Northern Ireland and Wales.

Orange warnings were issued ahead of the storm from the Irish Met Office.

Again I did an on the day blog post on Storm Francis which higlights the flooding and strong winds speeds https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/26/storm-francis-26-8-20-morning-update/

I will do a further update on this when the storm report is issued by the UK Met Office.

The new storm names list comes out tomorrow 1st September so this will be the closing post on the 2019/20 storm season.

Weather Watch 31st August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Mondays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing mainly overcast conditions with some hazy sunshine. It is dry with brisk winds. There should be some sunshine before the day is out but cloud is proving a stubborn feature of the weather so far today. A milder day with the max temp so far today of 14.9C and winds gusting up to 30 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles  forecast – (UK outlook follows below)

Tuesday – An overcast day with outbreaks of rain. These will be heavy at times. Some drizzle overnight. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph possibly reaching 40 mph in some spots. Some sunshine in the the breaks in the cloud. Milder temperatures then we have seen of late getting up to 16C Winds will be from the South and South West.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Will be a windy day across the islands. Cloud will dominate. We will see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph and at times reaching 50 to 55 mph for the Uists and Barra. This will be accompanied by outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Another fairly windy day with sunshine and showers. Winds will be brisk again gusting 30 to 40 mph. It will stay mild. Some sunshine in between the showers.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast – Tuesday across the UK and the best of the dry sunny weather for England and Wales. Rain for the West Coast of Scotland and the outer hebrides. Feeling warm then of late. Rain moves across the entire UK on Wednesday which will be heavy at times. It will be a windy day with the strongest winds for the West and North West of the UK. Thursday showers for most to start but becoming confined to the North West of Scotland the Western Isles later in the day.

UK Weather news

It was a cold weekend across the UK last night and this was highlighted by the low temperatures overnight which where not very summer like

Global Weather News

In the pacific Typhoon Maysak is heading towards South Korea

British Storm Chaser James Reynolds who is based in Japan is hoping to intercept the Typhoon Maysak

Meanwhile in the USA this insane tornado photo was capture in South Dakota

Photo credit to Lake Poinsett Estates Campground

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The last 7 days of photos 30th Aug

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles shared by you to us.

Stornoway – James Mackenzie

Skigersta – Nicola E Finlayson

Barvas Machair – Shaun Macdonald

Coll Beach – Lyndsay Morrison

Dalmore – Me

Carloway – Emily Holmes

Benbecula – Leana MacPherson

Grimshader – Carol MacDonald

Sollas – Rhona Skivington

Swordale – Lorra Mackay

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us

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 for almost everyone. Winds are light and some light rain but most places are dry with some hazy sunshine. it ended up being a milder night then we were expecting with an overnight low of 11.4C Winds this morning under 10 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is Low ( This is the last day of the pollen forecasts for this year unless the rate rises to moderate or higher)

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Sunday, Stornoway Airport was the sunniest with 5.3 hours of sunshine and Harris Quidnish had the highest maximum temperature of 16.5C

Today – After an overcast start, the cloud should start to clear away to allow for some decent and prolonged sunshine during the afternoon and early evening before cloud pushes back in later. It should be a mainly fine and dry day for most but a few isolated scattered showers are possible later. Some rain and drizzle is expected overnight into Tuesday but this could arrive before midnight. Winds will increase as the day goes on gusting 30 mph. Winds coming from the South and South West and temps in the mid teens.

Tuesday – A milder day with spells of light rain and drizzle blustery winds and some heavier showers later.

Wednesday – Windy day throughout with a peak of the winds during the late morning and early afternoon. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. The Uists and Barra could see 60 mph during the peak of the winds. We are also going to see heavy and slow moving rain.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph throughout.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – Unsettled mid week

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been a fairly settled weekend across the island. it has been a chilly one but plenty of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Next week turns more unsettled.

Tuesday – A day of sunshine and showers with blustery winds. Feeling milder of late. Some of these showers will be heavy at times. Will be gusting 20 to 30 mph from the South and South West and temps of 13C to 17C

Wednesday – Will be a windy day. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and possibly some winds gusting 60 mph in more exposed coastal areas. Something we are keeping an eye on. We are also going to see some heavy and persistent rain. The worst of this is expected during the day time. Feeling mild again. Winds will be from the South and South West and temps of 11C to 17C

Thursday – A day of sunshine and showers. These will be blustery and occasionally heavy at times. Winds will be around 20 to 40 mph from the South and South West with temps of 10C to 17C

Friday – Another wind day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Sunshine and showers throughout the winds will be from the South West and temps of 7C to 13C

Long range – Things are expected to settle down again however it will turn cooler again.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday forecast – Sunshine and cloud with winds increasing later

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a fine and dry evening with a mixture of clear skies and some late evening sunshine. Winds are light under 10 mph and today’s max temp was 15.2C

Overnight – We are going to see a fine and dry night. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds will start light but increase as the night progresses. It will be another chilly night with lows of 6 to 8C Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Monday day – Mainly fine and dry. The odd shower cannot be ruled out but I am expecting most places to stay dry. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud which will increase as we go into the evening. Winds will also increase as well. We could see some light rain and drizzle move in during the late evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West and temps of 6C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:24 and 20:26

South Uist – 06:30 and 20:28

Weather Watch 30th August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Sundays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing fine dry conditions. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Todays highest temp so far of 15.2C. Winds under 10 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles  forecast – (UK outlook follows below)

Monday – Across the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will increase as the day goes on. Some rain possible as the day goes on. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. It will feel milder with temps reaching 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph. Feeling mild again. The best of any drier weather will be into the evening.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Quite a bit of uncertainty as yet. Looking at the chart below and other data we have this looks like some fairly strong winds on Wednesday. Nothing to unusual for Autumn. We could see winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Possibly a chance of 60 mph in some spots. This will be accompanied by heavy and persistent rain. Before becoming drier later but staying windy. Still on the mild side with temps in the mid to high teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

The full week ahead forecast will be online this evening.

UK forecast –

Mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and feeling warmer. A few scattered showers. Rain will approach from the West Monday evening and winds will also increase. Tuesday most of the UK fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. However blustery showers for the West Coast of Scotland, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. Strong winds and heavy rain for all on Wednesday. The strongest of the winds being for the West.

Global Weather News

Into the Pacific and we have Typhoon Maysak heading towards South Korea

Further damage from Hurricane Laura in Louisiana this is one of the TV stations – KPLC TV in Lake Charles

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around. These are mainly light but a few of them are heavy. Overnight low of 9.5C. Winds under 10 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is Low

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Saturday, Stornoway Airport was the sunniest with 4.4 hours of sunshine.

Today – Today a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with the best being in the afternoon and early evening. A few showers today mainly light but the odd heavier on cannot be ruled out. Winds under 10 mph. Temps of 8C to 15C

Monday – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds increasing later with rain and drizzle.

Tuesday – Milder with sunshine and showers. Blustery.

Wednesday – Windy with the risk of gales possibly gusting 50 mph and spells of heavy rain.

Full in depth week ahead forecast online this evening.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some spells of rain. A few clear skies and winds are under 10 mph. Todays highest temperature of 14C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers around but most will places will see a dry night. Winds will be light. Winds under 10 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. It will feel warm in the sunshine and winds will be light. again a few scattered showers around these mainly light but the odd heavier shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 10 mph.

Evening – Many places are expected to stay dry but we are going to see a few mostly light showers. Some early evening sunshine and some clear skies after sunset. Winds again under 10 mph.

Winds will be variable. Temps of 6C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:22 and 20:29

South Uist – 06:28 and 20:31

3 days ahead

Monday – Mainly fine and dry but rain creeps in later. Winds increase later.

Tuesday – Milder with sunshine and showers.

Wednesday – Heavy rain and windy. Could see gusts reaching 50 mph. Some sunshine.

Have a great evening.

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Weather Watch 29th August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturdays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few showers around but for now it is dry with a few more showers possible later. Max temp so far today of 14C. Winds mainly under 20 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles – (UK outlook follows below)

Sunday – As high pressure takes control of the weather across the islands we should see a fine and dry day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud with light winds. It will be chilly again overnight into Sunday and again into Monday. The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon and early evening. Winds under 15 mph. Min and max temps of 6C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – After a chilly start temperatures will recover and we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will increase into the evening with a risk of some showers later. Feeling milder on the sunshine.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Overnight rain as we go Monday into Tuesday. It will be a breezy day but mainly dry with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. A mixture of sunshine and cloud and will be much milder then we have seen of late.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

On Sunday it will be a mainly fine and dry day. We are going to see plenty of sunshine a fews scattered showers. It will be a chilly start. Monday mainly fine and dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. But winds increase and rain moves in to the West later. Monday a mainly dry day with rain for Northern England and parts of Scotland. Milder than over the weekend.

Global Weather News

This utterly breathtaking waterspout was captured in Italy in the last couple of hours.

Credit to the International Waterspout research centre

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing overcast conditions with some hazy sunshine. There is some rain around. It is mostly light. The overnight low was 8.9C Winds are under 20 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is Low

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Friday Harris Quidnish had the highest maximum temperature of 15.9C and Stornoway Airport with 4.7 hours of sunshine.

Today – We are going to see plenty of fine dry conditions. It will feel cool again. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with some rain at times. This rain should be mostly light but some of the showers could be heavy at times. The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 8C to 15C

Sunday – Overcast with sunny spells and mainly light winds. Feeling cool again.

Monday – Cloudy and winds increase with some spells of rain. Windiest by the evening.

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers these heavy at times and brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some mainly light rain. Winds are under 20 mph and today’s high was 14.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. The cloud will dominate for most. Some light rain but again most places will be dry. It will be a chilly night in some parts of the islands. We could see lows down to 5C in Southern Lewis and Northern Harris. Warmer across Barra and South Uist. Winds of 0 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times but for most the cloud will prove stubborn and slow to clear. The best of the sunshine is expected in the afternoon. A few showers are possible and these could be heavy but these will be well scattered. Winds of 0 to 30 mph.

Evening – A mainly overcast evening with some early evening sunshine cloud will thicken in. It will stay fairly dry but again a few scattered showers in places. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and temps of 5C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:20 and 20:31

South Uist – 06:26 and 20:33

3 days ahead

Sunday – lighter winds, Mainly dry overcast with sunshine

Monday – After a cold night a dry sunny start, Cloud increases later with a risk of rain and wind into the evening

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers and thankfully milder.

Risk of gales midweek but a long way off as yet.

Weather Watch 28th August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Fridays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around but most places are dry. A brisk wind is keeping things cool. Todays max temp so far of 14.3C. Winds are mainly under 20 mph with some gusts reaching 30 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles – (UK outlook follows below)

Saturday – high pressure moves across the Western isles. We are going to see mainly fine dry conditions. Sunshine and cloud. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. It will feel cool again in the North and North East wind. Winds of 0 to 20 mph and temps of 7C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure dominates the weather across the Western Isles. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Chilly night overnight slight risk of frost. Winds will be light.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure slides to our East and we slowly start to see weather fronts move in from the West. Winds will increase as the day goes on. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with a few evening showers. It will feel milder as the day goes on.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Long range – Across the islands and conditions will turn more unsettled with increasing amounts of wind and rain. It will however turn milder.

UK Forecast

Saturday for the UK and we will still rain and stronger winds for the East and South East of England. Feeling cool with a mixture of sunshine and showers elsewhere. Sunday and Monday mainly fine dry and sunny but still on the cool side with the risk of some overnight frost in spots for Scotland. Rain and winds increase for West Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as we move into late Monday night.

UK Weather News

Bad flooding last night in West Lothian

Flooding in Broxburn
Mark McCabe

BBC News has the full story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-53938789?fbclid=IwAR341eoCTZXjftGsnGBEjuaR6JL96z1GMOd9zdiXOY-HpIFPuxtOLp4DUiw

A Met Office yellow weather warning remains in place for Yorkshire and Teesside until 2000 this evening

A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms remains in place for England and Wales as well.

Full details can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-08-28

Multiple waterspout photos have been captured

Global weather news

The impacts from Hurricane Laura are still being felt and will be for many months to come. The final advisory was issued earlier today. We take a look back at some of the impacts and how this Hurricane ranks.

The Lake Charles radar did not fare well as Hurricane Laura rolled through during the overnight hours. (Image from Brett Adair)

Toppled concrete pole – Tim Marshall

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Winds have been gusting up to 35 mph. Overnight low of 10.5C

Pollen forecast for today is Low

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Thursday Stornoway was the sunniest with 2.2 hours of sunshine

Today – Showery rain. These will be well scattered and not everyone will see showers. These showers heavy at times. We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. The best of the sunshine will be in the afternoon and evening. Despite the sunshine, temperatures will struggle with the North and North East wind. Temps of 9C to 14C. Winds gusting 15 to 35 mph.

Saturday – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Again feeling cool and with a few showers around. Lighter winds.

Sunday – Overcast with sunny spells and mainly light winds.

Monday – Cloudy and winds increase with some spells of rain. Windiest by the evening.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening all today’s forecast proved to be tricky to what we had been expecting 24 hours ago. I was initially expecting showers and not the heavier and slow moving rain that some parts experienced today. As ever I will look back at the forecast and see what can be learned.

On this Thursday evening, we are seeing some further rain this evening. Heavy in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud in places. Winds are brisk. Some light rain and drizzle. Todays highest temp of 12.6C Winds this evening mainly under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see some further outbreaks of rain. Showery rain with some drizzle. It will be a mainly overcast night. Some clear spells but for most the cloud will dominate. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A few scattered showers around and these could be heavy at times but for most, we are expecting to see fine and dry conditions with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Where the cloud breaks we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Again a few scattered showers. But for most dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Breezy again. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East and temps of 7C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:18 and 20:34

South Uist – 06:24 and 20:36

3 days ahead

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Brisk winds and chilly.

Sunday – Overcast with some sunny spells but winds will be lighter.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Winds increasing later.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 27th August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Thursdays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing rain across the Uists and Barra. This has been heavy and slow moving. A lot more impactful then what I was expecting and in the guidence. 3 mm of rainfall has fallen up to midday. Which isnt a huge amount but great amount then I was expcting. The expectation even till this morning we some showers merging into some longer spells of rain for a time.

The band of rain has moved into Harris but Lewis remains mainly dry. It is mainly overcast with some hazy sunshine and brisk North East winds. Max wind speed so far today off 22 mph and the highest temp of 12.7C making it markedly chilly day.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles – (UK outlook follows below)

Friday – A mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. It will be breezy again with winds gusting 20 to 30 mph making it feel cooler. Temps of 8C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure is in charge of our weather but its stays breezy with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds ease under 20 mph. Temps struggle in the low teens with a few scattered showers.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure firmly in charge. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will brisk from the North West. Feeling cool once more. A few scattered showers cannot be ruled out.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Across the UK on Friday we are going to see further rain with thundery showers for parts of England a weather warning has been issued (see below). Elsewhere sunshine and showers breezy. High pressure takes charge for the weekend so becoming drier and brighter with a few scattered showers. Staying cool for this time of year and chill during overnight periods.

UK Weather News

A Met Office Yellow weather warning for rain has been issued till 1900 this evening covering parts of Wales and Southern England.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms has also been issued

The latest warning updates can be found here

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-08-27

Global Weather News

The big news in the weather world is category 4 hurricane Laura making landfall on the Louisiana coast line last night. Winds of 128 mph and significant storm surge have been reported.

Storm chaser Josh Morgaman was in the middle of the hurricane and was in the eye

A radio tower was badly damaged in Lake Charles

Source unknown

This incredible image shows the data from the Hurricane Hunter aircraft going in and out of Laura and the data it recorded with a tremendous pressure drop and strong winds.

Image from Tropical Tidbits

A view of Laura from space – Views of Hurricane Laura from the International Space Station. Photo taken yesterday by Commander Chris Cassidy.

please refer to the National Hurricane Centre website for the very latest.

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Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing rain across parts of the Uists and Barra. This is heavy in places. More rain then was anticipated. Elsewhere a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The sunshine is hazy. A few scattered showers away from the South Uist and Barra where it is just raining here. Winds mainly under 20 mph. Overnight low of 9C

Pollen forecast for today is Low

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 3.5 hours of sunshine

Today – outbreaks of rain which will be heavy across the Uists and Barra at times. This will beak allowing from some decent spells of sunshine. Elsewhere largely dry with some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A mixture of sunshine and cloud so the sunshine will be hazy at times. Cloud will increase further into the evening. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph from the North East and temps of 9C to 15C

Friday – A mostly dry day few scattered showers. Plenty of sunshine. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Feeling cool again.

Saturday – Staying breezy with a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with lighter winds but still feeling cool

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Sunshine and showers

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**Sorry for the later update tonight. It has taken me a lot longer than normal as I have been distracted by the ongoing situation with Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies cloud. Today’s max temp of 15.3C Winds are under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be a dry night. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these heavy but well scattered so not everyone will see a shower. In between, we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – It should be mainly fine and dry we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but for most, it should stay dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North East and temps of 7C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:15 and 20:37

South Uist – 06:22 and 20:39

3 days ahead

Friday – Mainly fine dry, breezy and cool

Saturday and Sunday – Scattered showers, Sunshine and cloud. Feeling cool again.

Have a good evening.