Good evening all I am just piecing together my forecast for tomorrow and just wanted to do a small post on this.
So earlier today the Met Office included the Western Isles in the warning area for rainfall from 1800 Saturday evening until 23:59 Sunday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.
We have also seen quite a lot of rainfall over the course of the last 24 hours and since the start of September. Over 30 mm in Stornoway and reports of 50 mm plus in Morsgail. Another 25 to 50 mm (possibly higher) of rain is expected across areas of the Western Isles between now and Sunday evening with the heaviest occurring Saturday evening and into Sunday.
We are used to dealing with heavy rainfall and it normally drains away fairly quickly. However, this rainfall is falling over already fairly wet ground. We have some minor road flooding today and in September 2018 we also had a landslide in Harris that blocked the road in Harris. I am not saying this will happen here but it is worth being weather aware.
Please share any flooding reports with us. Pictures, reports and videos but ONLY if it safe to do so. This helps us build up a picture of what is going on.
This rainfall event could pass off with no issues but it has had my attention for a number of days and the Met Office don’t often issue rainfall warnings for here.
Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office.
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