Met Office rainfall warning for the Western Isles 12th September afternoon update

Good afternoon Western Isles this is may afternoon update on the rainfall due across the Western Isles in the coming days. We have seen a mixture of sunshine and cloud so far this morning with some hefty showers and winds have been gusting 40 to 50 mph.

We are now starting to see the heavy rain moving in from the South as can be seen by radar below.

The Met Office warning issued for the Western Isles yesterday has been updated –

The full warning and latest updates can be found here

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western Isles which can be found here

This tweet was issued by SEPA

for the above tweet

Today’s Area of Concern Map

  • Area A Persistent, and occasionally heavy rain will bring a gradual build-up of surface water and rising river levels during Saturday evening and into Sunday across many parts of the North, West and Central Highlands. This is likely to result in localised flooding of land and roads, as well as some transport disruption. Parts of Argyll, Easter Ross and Lochaber could experience flooding affecting communities and disruption to infrastructure due to the heaviest rain – and people living, working and travelling in these areas are advised to ensure they have signed up to Floodline and are prepared to take action to protect property. Advice on what you can do to prepare can be found at
  • Area B North Ayrshire, the Central Highlands and the Ochils may also see impacts from rainfall, with localised flooding of known trouble spots likely. The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde from 18:00 on Saturday 12 until 23:59 on Sunday 13 September.

My thoughts.

The general model consensus is between 40 and 50 mm widely across the Western Isles between now and midnight on Monday. We could see some spots in excess of 50 mm with the greatest risk being across Harris and Barra. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph will be an additional hazard.

I will keep you updated as the day goes on. Please share any photos or videos along with reports if it is safe to do. These helps us to build up a picture of what is going on.

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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