Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing strong winds and very heavy and even persistent rain in places. Winds gusting to 67 mph. Some dry slots with the cloud dominating. Overnight low of 6.8C

A reminder we remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind until 2100 this evening. (This could become updated later today) So please check the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

Today – We are going to see further rounds of heavy and persistent rain. This will gradually ease as we go into the afternoon before further rain heavy at times and squally showers again heavy at times moves in. We have already seen winds gusting 60 to 70 mph. Winds will remain gusting 60 to 70 mph during the morning. Easing down to gust 40 to 50 mph for a time in the afternoon before increasing again into the evening. We are going to see winds gusting 60 to 70 mph and in some spots reaching 75 to maybe even 80 mph in some exposed coastal locations for a time before easing down to gust 40 to 50 mph this evening and overnight. Winds from the South East but shifting to come from the West and South West during the afternoon.

Sunday – Lots of uncertainty yet as the exact track of the area of low pressure and how strong we are going to see the winds. Winds widely gusting 40 to 50 mph. For a time during the morning and afternoon winds are going to gust 60 to 70 mph and for the Uists and Barra we could see winds gusting 80 mph and some locations 85/90 mph cannot be ruled out. (Things can and will change). I will update you further on this later. We are also going to see some further heavy rain and this will be slow moving and persistent at times.

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

Tuesday – Light winds and scattered showers. Sunshine and chilly.

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.

Have a great day.

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