Good morning all in this morning we are going to take a look at the impacts of Storm Aiden on the Western Isles so far with winds gusting 75 mph. I have been waiting to publish blog post as I wait to see if the Met Office updates its weather warnings. So far as of 11:30 am they have not done this.
We remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning for winds until 21:00 this evening ( Saturday)
A flood alert has just been issued for the Western Isles by the Scottish Environment protection agency. The greatest concern coming around high tide this evening and tomorrow for full details and latest updates see the SEPA website.
We have already had stronger winds gusting 75 mph at South Uist range. **the 11am update brings it to 76 mph**
From Starlings roost Weather – The plot of wind speeds for South Uist since midnight
A great view from space of Storm Aiden from BBC Weather
A recent radar view from Netweather of the rainfall
A recent radar view from Netweather
Rest of the day forecast for the Western Isles.
Not a great deal has changed since my last update this morning which can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/10/31/saturday-morning-brief-62/
There will be an easing of the strongest winds during the late morning and early afternoon with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. We are going to see further spells of heavy rain and this will become persistent again for a time. Into the late evening the rain will turn increasingly showery. We are going to see winds gusting 60 to 70 mph into the evening. The strongest being across the Uists and Barra. Here we could see gusts once again reaching 75 possibly 80 mph.
Further strong winds again tomorrow which have a chance of being stronger. I will do a further update on this and todays wind speeds later.
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.