Sunday’s forecast – The next storm

Good evening all we are still seeing winds gusting 60 to 70 mph. Further spells of showery rain and some clear skies. Variable amounts of cloud. This was just round 1 more to come tomorrow as we see the remnants of Hurricane Zeta move past.

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.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds comes into force at 1200 Sunday afternoon and expires at 2100 Sunday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see a showery start before more heavy and persistent rain sweeps across the Western Isles once again. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph but by the end of the night will gust 50 to 60 mph. Strongest for the Uists and Barra.

Morning and afternoon – The heavy rain will slowly clear away and we will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. We are going to see further strong winds 20 to 40 mph. Gusting 60 to 70 mph. In some exposed locations we will see 75 to 85 mph gusts. The very worst is expected to stay offshore.

Evening – Further showers and these will merge into some longer spells of rain at times. Some clear skies and variable amount of cloud. Winds will still gust 50 to 60 mph but will slowly start to ease around 20 to 40 mph

Winds will come from the South East in the morning but shifting once again to come from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:42 and 16:35

South Uist – 07:43 and 16:43

3 days ahead

Monday – Sunshine and scattered showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Tuesday – A chilly day with sunshine and showers. Mainly light winds.

Wednesday – A mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Light winds.

Have a great evening.

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