Thursday’s forecast. – Stormy weather

Good evening Western isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers across Barra and South Uist at the moment. Winds gusting 20 mph and today’s max temp was 20C

The Uists and Barra are under a yellow weather warning for winds from now until 04:00 Friday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – After a dry start to the night. Cloud will increase and rain will move across the entire islands which will be heavy. Once it clears it will become showery. Winds will increase gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Morning – The heavy rain will persist for a time into the morning but will gradually clear all parts and we will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Winds will hit the peak across the Uists and Barra. Gusting 40 to 50 mph at times reaching 60 mph. We could see the odd gust a little stronger reaching 60 to 65 mph. Calmer across Lewis and Harris as we will see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph here.

Afternoon and evening – A mixture of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy and possibly thundery. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine in between the showers. It will stay. windy for the Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph here possibly a little stronger. For Lewis and Harris gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South East and temps of 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:00 and 20:56

South Uist – 06:07 and 20:57

3 days ahead

Friday – Showery blustery winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Saturday – Sunshine and showers. Breezy

Sunday – Drier and brighter with sunshine and lighter winds.

Have a great evening

Please note –

PLEASE DO NOT USE Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property and as your only source. These warnings will be posted by us, time permitting, to this page. Please seek out the Met Office website or app for the very latest updates. Use the SEPA Website or Floodline contact number for the very latest updates on flooding risk. In the event of any extreme weather, follow any and all advice or guidance given by local emergency planning, Police, HM Coastguard etc.

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