Thursday forecast – Overcast with spells of rain.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some light showers and some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s max temp of 12.9C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers around. It will be a chilly night with temps down to as low as 3/4C. Winds under 10 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine. A few showers around. These will be heavy at times. Cloud will increase again as the day goes on. The best of the sunshine will be across the Uists and Harris. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Evening – Mainly overcast with some showers these will be heavy at times and could merge into some longer spells of rain at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 3C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:31 and 18:58

South Uist – 07:35 and 19:02

3 days ahead

Friday – Overnight heavy rain. Blustery winds with sunshine and showers.

Saturday – Dry start with rain later becoming heavy.

Sunday – Blustery winds with outbreaks of rain heavy at times.

have a grand evening

Weather Watch 30th September 2020

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

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The rain has cleared away. Today’s high of 12.9C. Winds 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 forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Thursday – A chilly start to the day with temps getting down as low as 3/4C. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light. A mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. Some spells of light rain. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 7C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – A mainly fine and dry and settled day. Low pressure sits across the South of the UK. Low pressure 975 mb. For us light winds with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but most places staying dry. Another chilly day.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – A trailing warm front will bring us spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Becoming drier later with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds gusting to 30 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Thursday a mixed day with sunshine and showers along with brisk winds. Some heavy spells of rain across the South and the North of Scotland. Friday strong winds and gales for the South of England. Rain for most but drier for Scotland with sunshine here. Saturday rain and blustery winds for the bulk of the UK. Drier for the South East of England later.

UK Forecast News

Fridays spell of wet and windy weather has been named storm Alex by the French Met Office. Different countries work together to name storms.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and wind for Southern and South West England on Friday in association with storm Alex.

This is the text warning from the chief forecaster for the warning above.

Rain and showers overnight Thursday into Friday will turn heavier and more persistent during Friday morning, along with a strengthening east to north easterly wind. Some places could receive 40-50 mm over the course of 12-18 hours, most likely in the south of this region, combined with gusts of 45-55mph inland during Friday morning rush hour. Some coastal regions exposed to the south-east could experience gusts of 60-65mph. The combination of wind and rain, combined with trees losing their leaves, increases the risk of flooding due to blocked drains and watercourses. The wind and rain will ease from the south later on Friday, as the weather system responsible starts to move away.

Full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-02&id=0addb338-7b81-4aa2-811a-3dafa7c73f33&details

Today has seen heavy rain across South West Scotland – Image from Starlings roost.

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Global Weather News

In the Eastern Pacific we have tropical Storm Marie and expected to become a hurricane later today

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day. We are seeing winds gusting 30 to 40 mph and in spots reaching 50 mph. We are also seeing rain moving across the islands which is heavy in places. The overnight low of 11C

Across the Highlands and Islands on Tuesday Stornoway was the Wettest with 1.8mm of rain fell.

Today – Further rain this morning which is heavy in places will slowly clear away by mid morning. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Afternoon and evening mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Thursday – Overcast with spells of rain and a few sunny spells and light winds. Feeling cool.

Friday – Sunshine and showers. It will be breezy.

Saturday – a chilly start to the day with light winds. Rain will move in later becoming heavy with increasing winds.

Have a great day.

Met Office warning for South West Scotland – 30th September.

Just a quick blog post this evening the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rainfall for a part of South West Scotland. It will be a wet night for the West Coast of Scotland. Winds in the Western Isles in the Uists and Barra are forecast to reach 50 to 55 mph this evening. No warning for us in the Western Isles.

The test for the above warning from the Met Office chief forecaster

Heavy rain will arrive in the early hours leading to a very wet Wednesday morning. 25-35mm will fall quite widely in around 6-9 hours, with 40-50mm in a few locations. Despite the recent dry conditions, these totals will be enough to cause some surface water flooding, or flooding from smaller watercourses.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-09-30&id=00770810-a817-4e56-b65e-53688fa19410&details

The two computer models the GFS and Euro go with 40 to 50 mm worth of rainfall till end of the day tomorrow.

I will update this tomorrow if anything of note happens.

Wednesday’s forecast – Wet and windy start, improving later.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a fine and dry evening. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Todays high 13.2C

Overnight – We are going to see heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles. Winds are going to gust 30 to 40 mph but gusting 50 to 55 mph across the Uists and Barra. It will be a milder night then we have seen recently.

Morning – The heavy rain will clear away and becoming lighter. Some sunshine but plenty of cloud and the winds will ease. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon – Mainly fine and dry. A few scattered showers. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Feeling chilly. Some early evening sunshine. A few scattered showers. Winds under 15 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Shifting to come from the North West into the afternoon. Temps of 7C to 14C

3 days ahead

Thursday – chilly start, overcast with scattered showers.

Friday – Sunshine and showers. Breezy.

Saturday – Rain which will be heavy at times but light winds. Risk of gales on Sunday.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 29th September 2020

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

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some scattered showers and some of these heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 13.2C

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 forecast to follow)

Wednesday – An area of low pressure to our North West will bring strong winds and heavy rain. Overnight rain will be heavy and persistent. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph increasing 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. The heavy rain will linger for Lewis and Harris into the morning. Sunshine and showers for the rest of the day. Winds of 20 to 30 mph and drier to end the day with winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West and come in from the North West later in the day. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – low pressure to our South West but a mainly settled day with a mixture of sunshine and the odd shower. These occasionally heavy. Winds under 20 mph and feeling chilly. Temps of 5 to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – overnight rain as we go overnight Thursday into Friday. Plenty of cloud with some sunshine at times. Light winds and a few scattered showers. Temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Wednesday a dry start for the South East of England but rain will move across the entire UK it will turn heavy with blustery winds. Thursday two areas of low pressure bringing rain to much of the UK but dry for the North of England and South West Scotland. Friday a deep area of low pressure will bring heavy rain and strong winds to the South of the UK with most places seeing rain. Best of the sunshine in Scotland with a few showers here.

UK weather news

Ahh when multiple countries name storms this can cause some confusion.. The Met Office explains all.

BBC Weather explains about Moonbow and Aurora

Global Weather News

Asperatus clouds looming in the Kentucky sky photo by Johanna McKinney Cheek.

In the Eastern Pacific we have tropical depression 18 and is expected to become a hurricane in coming days no threat to land.

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Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers around and some of these are heavy in places. Overnight low of 5.6C and winds and under 10 mph.

Across the Highlands and Islands on Monday Stornoway was the sunniest with 4.0 hours of sunshine.

Today – Sunshine and showers. Some of these heavy at times. Winds are light this morning. We are going to see the winds gusting 30 to 40 mph later.

Wednesday – Overnight heavy rain. With strong winds gusting 40 to. 50 mph strongest winds for the Uists and Barra. Overcast with sunny spells for the afternoon and evening. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

Thursday – Light winds and scattered showers feeling cooler with some sunny spells.

Friday – A mainly fine dry and sunny day with light winds. A chilly start.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – A few scattered showers but mainly dry.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a few scattered showers around. Mainly dry a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Today’s high of 13.2C and winds this evening under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Chilly with temps getting down to 5C. A few showers around some of them heavy at times but well scattered. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers occasionally heavy. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. but milder than of late.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds increasing gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West but coming from the South East later. Temps of 5C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:27 and 19:03

South Uist – 07:30 and 19:08

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Heavy and at times persistent rain. Showery late with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph in the early hours gusting 50 mph.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers breezy and more chilly

Friday – Sunshine and showers with light winds and chilly again.

Have a great evening

The last 7 days of photos 28th September

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

Enaclete, Uig – Taken by Jonathan Horner-Hack

Pairc Deer Raiders Memorial, Balallan – Sandra Grey

Borve shore isle of Lewis  – David Nicholson

Stornoway taken by Susan Macpherson

Castle grounds – Cat Campbell

Benbecula – Ishbell Scott

Stornoway at night – Lyndsay Morrison

Vatersay Beach – Floraidh Macleod

Eoropie – Angela Morrison

Tong Beach – John Macdonald Nicholson

The Butt – Lorryane Own

Loch Leurbost at Crossbost – Christine M Morrison

Culla bay, Benbecula – Iain MacCormick

Castle grounds – Gemma Malcolm

Laxay – Christina McAvoy

Glen Scaladale – Christina McAvoy

Keose – Jo Carrington

Newton – Cal Robertson

Lochmaddy – Peter Johnson

Bayble – Norma MacLeod

Loch Roag – Evelyn Maclennan

Taken near Crossbost, Lochs, on Thursday 25 September

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on September 28, 2020.

Last Tuesday in Castlebay

Originally tweeted by Stuart (@bigstu1964) on September 28, 2020.

Taken from Lower Sandwick 17/09 👍🏻

Originally tweeted by Jennifer Mackenzie (@jmacdonald44) on September 28, 2020.

Taken just off the North Ford Causeway, looking towards North Uist last Wednesday.

Originally tweeted by North Uist Development Company (NUDC) (@uist_north) on September 28, 2020.

Reef beech Lewis on Saturday

Originally tweeted by Rachel (@Rachel__child) on September 27, 2020.

Taken in Malacleit, North Uist on 23rd Sept

Originally tweeted by Caitriona MacCuish (@CaitSollas) on September 27, 2020.

Butt of Lewis. 23/9/20

Originally tweeted by Iona MacInnes💙 (@ionamacinnes) on September 27, 2020.

Benbecula, taken Friday 25th after a day of Equipment checks at Benbecula @HMCoastguard Team

Originally tweeted by Murdo Macaulay (@HMCGAC18) on September 27, 2020.

Taken from Lower Sandwick 17/09 👍🏻

Originally tweeted by Jennifer Mackenzie (@jmacdonald44) on September 28, 2020.

Urgha to Rhenigidale Saturday 26 September. Grand day oot ❤🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Originally tweeted by Wendy Gorman@wendyg (@66248109eb7f43a) on September 28, 2020.

Taken by my Father, Allan MacDonald. Peninerine, South Uist on the 24/09/20

Originally tweeted by Roddy Paul MacDonald (@RoddyPaulMD) on September 27, 2020.

Driving from Lochganvich towards Garynahine, Lewis, Sat September 19th

Originally tweeted by Rhona Pollok 🕷 (@mrsmacleod2b) on September 27, 2020.

Last Tuesday in Castlebay

Originally tweeted by Stuart (@bigstu1964) on September 28, 2020.

Butt of Lewis. 23/9/20

Originally tweeted by Iona MacInnes💙 (@ionamacinnes) on September 27, 2020.

Sollas north Uist on Wednesday

Originally tweeted by cally (@callyyeatman) on September 27, 2020.

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us

Weather Watch 28th September 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 a mixture of sunshine and showers. Plenty of cloud around. Some of these showers are heavy in places. Todays high of 13.2C so far. Winds are gusting 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 forecast to follow)

Tuesday – A mainly fine and dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds gusting 30 mph later. Some decent spells of sunshine. A few scattered showers. High pressure builds in very briefly. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure sits to our North West and during Wednesday we are going to see some heavy and persistent rain. We will also see some strong winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. At times reaching 50 mph. Clearing away by late evening. Showery once the heavy rain clear away. Winds will be from the South West shifting North West to end the day.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds but easing under 20 mph later. A chilly day with temps in single figures. The cloud increasing as the day goes on.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Tuesday a mainly fine and dry day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds. A few scattered showers. Wednesday heavy and at times persistent rain moves across the entire UK with blustery to strong winds. Thursday sunshine and showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Plenty of drier conditions in Scotland away from the West Coast.

UK forecast news

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Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain moving across the islands. The rain is heavy and persistent in places. Its overcast winds are gusting 30 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 11.1C

Today – Heavy rain for a time the morning. Persistent in spots with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Some exposed coastal spots could see 50 mph. The winds down under 20 mph by this evening. The heaviest of the rain clears away and we are left with sunshine and showers. Some of the showers heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Today’s high of 14C

Tuesday – Becoming milder. Sunshine and showers these mainly well scattered. Light winds to start but gusting 30 mph later.

Wednesday – Further spells of heavy rain. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Possibly reaching 50 mph in a few spots. Sunshine and showers later.

Thursday – a mainly fine and dry day. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. A mixture of sunshine and cloud but feeling cooler again.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – unsettled at times but milder.

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 nice but chilly weekend. Further spells of rain in the last week have added to the already high September totals.

Tuesday – A dry start with some sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph but they will increase into the evening. A few scattered showers. Winds gusting 40 mph by the end of the day. A chilly start but milder in the evening. Temps of 5C to 14C

Wednesday – Further heavy and persistent spells of rain during the day. It will be overcast with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Some sunshine at times in the early evening. Staying on the mild side with temps creeping into the teens. Temps of 8C to 15C

Thursday – Sunshine and showers as winds shift to come in from the North West. A chilly day. Temps struggling to get into the teens. Winds gusting 20 to 25 mph. Temps of 7C to 13C

Friday – Sunshine and showers with further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 12C

Long range – Looks like being an unsettled weekend with strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph further spells of rain. Turning cooler.

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’s forecast – Rain heavy at times with blustery winds.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are overcast conditions with brisk winds. Some light rain but most places are dry. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Today’s high temp of 10.6C

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast evening with spells of rain which will become heavier as the night progresses. Winds are going to gust 30 to 40 mph. Some gusts for the Uists and Barra could reach 50 mph for a time.

Morning – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Gradually the heaviest of the rain will clear away by the end of the morning. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon – The heaviest of the rain will clear away. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. There is a chance some of these showers could merge into some longer spells of rain for a time. Winds will ease. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Any showers will become more scattered. Some of them will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged early evening sunshine before sunset. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:25 and 19:06

South Uist – 07:28 and 19:10

full week ahead forecast will be online next update

Weather Watch 27th September 2020

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

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing mainly overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Sunshine which is hazy. Winds under 20 mph for most but some gusts reaching 30 mph further South. Today’s high so far of 9.5C

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 forecast to follow)

Monday – Overnight we are going to see a band of rain move across the Western isles in association with the two fronts moving across the islands. The rain will be heavy and last into the middle of the morning. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph. An afternoon and evening of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times brisk winds but not as strong as the morning. Winds will be from the West and South West and temps of 7C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A largely fine and dry day as a ridge of high pressure builds in briefly. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. However in the evening we will see the showers increasing in the south with winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Temps of 7C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A wet end to a wet month. We are going to see heavy rain move across the Western Isles. We will see a mixture of sunshine and showers for the afternoon and evening. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Full week ahead forecast will be on the blog later this evening.

UK forecast

Monday mainly fine and dry. Rain in the North West and some outbreaks of rain but most places seeing sunshine. Tuesday mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. A few patchy showers. Wednesday rain and strong winds will move across the entire UK. The rain will be heavy at times.

UK Weather News

New September temperature record in Northern Ireland overnight

Some impressive temps and rainfall from Norfolk this week

Snow has been falling across the Cairngorm Summit image from Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team

Global Weather News

Large hailstones in Tunisia earlier in the week

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing a chilly start to the day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 10 mph. Overnight low of 5.6C

Across the highlands and islands on Friday Stornoway was the sunniest with 7.2 hours of sunshine

Today – We are going to see an overcast day with some sunshine at times. A few scattered showers possible in the afternoon but most places will stay drier. Then rain moving in later. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 40 mph later.

Monday – Heavy overnight rain as we go Sunday into Monday with winds gusting 40 mph. Into Monday itself sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Tuesday – Becoming milder. Sunshine and showers with winds gusting to 30 mph.

Wednesday – Further spells of heavy rain. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Sunshine and showers later.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – Overcast with winds increasing later.

Good evening Western isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a fine and dry end to the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s max temp of 12.5C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be dry. Winds under 20 mph. Temps could get as low as 2/3C

Morning and afternoon – the cloud will dominate. Some sunny spells at times. Mainly hazy sunshine. It should be dry for most but the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Winds around 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Again overcast with the slight chance of some light rain to move. Winds of around 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 3C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:22 and 19:09

South Uist – 07:26 and 19:19

3 days ahead

Monday – Early hours rain heavy for the Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph sunshine and showers thereafter.

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Wednesday – windy start with sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 26th September 2020

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

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing mainly fine and dry conditions. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few isolated light showers but the vast majority of the islands are dry. Todays highest temp so far of 12.5C. Winds are 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 forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Sunday – We are going to see a chilly start to the day again. An overcast day with some sunshine at times. Winds will be light but they will increase as we go into the evening. Some most light rain will push in later into the Uists and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 5C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Overnight heavy rain as we go Sunday into Monday for the Uists and Barra. Rain across Lewis and Harris. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Into Monday itself winds under 30 mph. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Feeling milder with temps getting into the teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – We are going to see some brisk winds. Some sunshine and showers. Some of these showers heavy at times. Still feeling fairly mild. Winds will be from the South West gusting 30 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Sunday a mainly fine and dry day across the UK with sunshine and cloud. Some rain in the South East. Rain arriving later in the West. Monday overnight heavy rain from the West but will fade away as the day goes on with sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry day with sunshine and a few scattered showers. Breezy in the North West of Scotland. Some rain in the South East of England.

UK Weather News

Yesterdays strong winds brought new September records for wind speeds at two Met Office sites

Global Weather News

South Carolina Waterspout yesterday

This waterspout from Turkey image from International Centre For Waterspout Research

and stunning thunderstorms from Geneva – Christophe Suarez

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 26th September 2020.

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Wednesday 30th September until Friday 9th October.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF which is based in Reading and the GFS which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Wednesday 30th September

There is strong model agreement of heavy overnight rain as we go Tuesday into Wednesday. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Milder weather conditions. Low pressure will move to our North West. The low pressure will be near iceland and its associated fronts will bring the fronts. Sunshine and cloud with a few showers during Wednesday.

Thursday 1st October

Big model differences for Thursday. The GFS has low pressure bring rain and stronger winds for the South of the UK. Showers and breezy conditions for us in the Western Isles. The EC has two areas of low pressure. One centered close to us and one over Ireland both these will bring rain and stronger winds. But for us not expected to be stronger then 40 mph.

Friday 2nd October

Again model differences with the EC suggesting one area of low pressure over South East England. With mainly light rain for us and not much wind. The GFS has two areas of low pressure one over South East England one for the East Coast of Scotland. This would bring us more in the way of wind and rain but nothing significant. Northerly and North Westerly winds.

Saturday 3rd October

Both models suggest areas of low pressure over Scotland with the EC deeper and showing stronger winds and rain. A less deep area of low pressure with the GFS but would also bring winds and rain. This is a long way off as yet but worth keeping an eye on its slowly getting to that time of year but things will change between now and then.

Sunday 4th October.

The GFS settles things down somewhat with some rain but lighter winds. Again a long way off. The EC shows the area of low pressure staying deeper with strong winds and further spells of rain before this eventually clears away.

Monday 5th October

Both GFS and EC show areas of low pressure moving away with winds decreasing with more settled conditions. Some spells of rain. Fairly cool.

6th,7th,8th and 9th October

This is well into the really silly timeframe. EC doesn’t even go this far out so just the solo use of the GFS. Hints of things finally settling down for a few days with some chilly days. Before more rain moves in towards the end of the timeframe.

It looks set to be another unsettled spell coming up. Any feedback is welcome.

I hope you have enjoyed.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a chilly start to the day. Overnight low of 7.3C at Stornoway Airport but some places have seen low temperatures. We are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. There are a few light showers around but most places are dry. Winds are under 20 mph.

Across the highlands and islands on Friday Stornoway was the sunniest with 5.5 hours of sunshine and 4.4 mm of rainfall fell at Harris Quidnish.

Today – A mainly fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few scattered showers. These mainly light but the odd heavier shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Sunday – A chilly start to the day. Overcast mainly dry with some sunshine. Cloud increases later with risk of rain. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

Monday – Heavy overnight rain as we go Sunday into Monday with winds gusting 40 mph. Into Monday itself sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Tuesday – Becoming milder. Sunshine and showers with winds gusting to 30 mph.

Have a great day.

Strong winds and rain for the East of England.

This is one of occasional blogs that covers weather across the UK. It has been a windy across the East of England with spells of heavy rain.

This is how the storm looked on satellite earlier.

In Norfolk the strongest September winds in 20 years.

BBC look East has more

Some heavy rainfall has fallen with a months worth of rain falling in 24 hours.

North Walsham recorded 90mm of rain at an environment agency rain gauge.

it has also been a windy day

These were some of the top wind gusts from 0800 to 1700 today from the Met Office

Wind and rain warnings were issued by the Met Office with the wind warning expiring later this evening.