Tuesday’s forecast – Overcast with drizzle rain later.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few showers. Most places are dry. Winds under 10 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some spells of light rain and drizzle but most places will be dry. Some clear spells at times but for most, it will be cloudy. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Again the cloud will mainly dominate. Some sunny spells but these will be few and far between. Outbreaks of light rain and drizzle on and off throughout the day. Not all will see drizzle and some places will stay dry. Winds will increase. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – A band of rain will move across the entire Western Isles this will be heavy for a time. Possibly persistent for a time. The cloud dominating and winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:48 and 15:41

South Uist – 08:46 and 15:51

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Sunshine and wintry showers with sleet and snow. A chilly day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers again wintry at times. Blustery.

Friday – Another cold day with further wintry showers.

Have a great evening.

The last 7 days of photos 30th November

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles shared by you to us.

Nisabost – Effie Macleod

Benbecula – Lena Macpherson

Borve Barra – Joan Irvin.

Callanish Stones – Cat Fitsimons

Gress – James Iain Macdonald

Bayble – Jo Carrington

Cromore – Nicola Nikpavlovich

Hushinish – Kristi Carter

Traigh Mhor – Claire Ritchie

Scarista – Rachel Campbell

Benbecula – Gary Ford

Broadbay House – Donald Nicholson

Barvas – Suzie Graham

Hougharry – Jane Macdonald

Scolpaig – Ann MacNab

Tolsta – Paul Greenstock

Freda Forbes – Harris

Stornoway – Shelley Cooper

Pentland Road – Lorrayne Owen

Carnish – Amy Cox

Sat 28th, Lìonacleit at 15:21 and 15:41

Originally tweeted by Duncan Rowe (@DCFRowe) on November 30, 2020.

Taken from Goat Island on Friday 27 November

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on November 29, 2020.

Looking out Loch Seaforth on Saturday 28th November, from Seaforth Island.

Originally tweeted by Colin S Macleod (@HebSeaSwimmer) on November 29, 2020.

Saturday evening Bragar Bay

Originally tweeted by Wendy Gorman@wendyg (@66248109eb7f43a) on November 30, 2020.

Luskentyre Isle of Harris 27/11/20

Originally tweeted by barrabeachglassart (@joaniemelonie) on November 29, 2020.

Stornoway – Michelle Bedell

Tolsta – Annismarie MacFarlane

Just over the water Gairloch – Irene Reid

Calbost – Michelle Mimi England

Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minion

Coll – Lyndsay Morrison

South Lochs – Iain Mercer

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us

Weather Watch 30th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing scattered showers these heavy in places. Plenty of blue skies and sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds gusting to 20 mph to 40 mph. Today’s high so far of 10.2C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Tuesday – A low pressure systems sits over Iceland and a warm front moves across the UK on Tuesday. We are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells. Some light rain and drizzle with some heavier rain moving in during the late evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph some gusts reaching 40 mph in the late evening. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – We are going to see a cold airflow setting up across the Western Isles on Wednesday. We are going to see frequent rain, sleet, snow and wintry showers moving across the Islands. Some sunny spells in between its going to feel very cold. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for the Uists and Barra from the West and South West. Temps of 2C to 8C but it feel colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Another cold day with sleet, snow and rain showers. We could see a dusting of snow for a time. Some sunny spells in between. Winds will be under 20 mph. Temps will struggle to get above 5C and mainly close to freezing. Feeling chill in the wind chill. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of -1C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Tuesday mainly fine and dry with rain moving later to the North West. Rain for most dry in the East. Wintry showers and snow for Scotland on Wednesday. Thursday wintry showers for most and snow over Scotland mountains.

UK Weather News

Been some amazing fog photos in the last week

Global Weather News

More on the severe flooding in Sardinia

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Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing some lingering spells of rain which are heavy in places. Some dry spells with plenty of cloud and some clear spells. Overnight low of 7.6C. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Across the highlands and islands, Sunday Harris Quidnish had 2.2 mm of rainfall. .
Today – We are going to see the heaviest of the rain clear away from the Western Isles. A few lingering showers this morning and these will be heavy at times. We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine in the afternoon before cloud increases into the evening. It will be mainly fine and dry but there will be a few lingering showers. Winds gusting to 40 mph this morning but will ease as the day progresses under 20 mph to end the day. Temps of 4C to 9C

Tuesday – Overcast with spells of showery rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Heaviest of the rain into the evening.

Wednesday – Wintry showers and further spells of rain. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Thursday – Wintry showers and some snow showers at times. Lots of uncertainty as yet. A cold day but winds slowly easing.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – A cold blast.

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. This weekend has been mainly settled. Some rain at times. Light winds with some sunshine at times. Chilly evenings.

Tuesday – It will be an overcast day with spells of rain. This becoming more widespread as we go into the evening. We are going to see some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph increasing as the day goes on. Winds will be from the South West and Temps of 4C to 11C

Wednesday – Quite a bit of uncertainty. We are going to see a showery airflow setting up across the Western Isles. Rain, sleet and snow showers will pile in across the Western isles. This could result in a snow dusting for a time but at this stage not expecting too much. Some sunny spells in between. Feeling very chilly in the wind chill. Winds will be from the South West around 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Thursday – If you have been following me for a long time you know I hate forecast snow. Not saying there is going to be snow on Thursday. There is likely to be wintry showers but there is some uncertainty as to the forecast. We are likely to see a cold day with wintry showers as well but depending on the position of low pressure systems we could see some heavier showers and strong winds as well but we may end up with some rain and lighter winds. Too early to say as yet but keeping an eye on things. Winds will be from the West.

Friday – Again plenty of uncertainty but another cold day with spells of rain at times. Stronger winds but some sunny spells. Brisk winds coming in from the East and North East. Temps of 5C to 10C

Next weekend – Next weekend looks showery with brisk winds.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – Overnight rain and improving later

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain across most of the Western Isles. This rain is heavy in places. Some dry slots. Winds gusting 10 to 30 mph and today’s high of 9.3C

Overnight – We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some lighter spells of rain. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Morning – Some lingering rain but this will clear away. Behind it, we will see sunshine and showers. Some of these heavy at times. We are going to see spells of sunshine at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon – We are going to see some decent spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers but for most, it will be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. The cloud increases as the night goes on. It will also turn colder as the evening goes on. Winds under 20 mph. Under the clear skies, we could see the odd patch of frost and ice.

Winds will be from the North West and temps of 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:46 and 15:42

South Uist – 08:44 and 15:52

A full week ahead forecast will follow.

Weather Watch 29th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing some rain and drizzle around. Some heavier spells of rain in spots. A mixture of clear spells and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and todays high temp so far of 9.8C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Monday – Overnight we are going to see some rain moving across the Western Isles. This will be heavy at times. A cold front moves across the Island overnight. Some showery rain in the morning but this will clear away and the rest of the day will see fine dry conditions with some sunshine before sunset. A chilly but mainly dry evening. Some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North West. Temps of 3C to 11C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A deep area of low pressure 965 mb near Iceland and associated weather fronts will bring an unsettled day on Tuesday. It will be an overcast day with spells of rain. This becoming more widespread as we go into the evening. We are going to see some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph increasing as the day goes on. Winds will be from the South West and Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Quite a bit of uncertainty. We are going to see a showery airflow setting up across the Western Isles. Rain, sleet and snow showers will pile in across the Western isles. This could result in a dusting for a time but at this stage not expecting too much. Some sunny spells in between. Feeling very chilly in the wind chill. Winds will be from the South West around 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Monday a cold start again for most with some fog in places ( see below) rain for Scotland which will move further South and slowly break up. Tuesday mainly fine and dry with rain approaching from the West later. Wednesday dry for England and Wales but sleet and snow showers pile in from the West with rain moving into Northern Ireland and Northern England later this will become heavy.

UK Weather News

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning for fog from 1700 Sunday evening till 0800 Monday morning the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office app or website.

Last night was the coldest night of the year so far

A stunning photo

Global Weather News

Been some extreme weather in Sardinia

In Italy a tornado in Catania Airport.

New South Wales in Australia has recorded its hottest November day on record

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 29th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Thursday 3rd December until Saturday 12th December.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF which is based in Reading and the GFS which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Thursday 3rd December

A messy picture for the middle of next week. A cold day across the UK. The EC has wintry showers and rain across the Western Isles with some sunny spells. Low pressure across Ireland and Wales which would bring rain and snow showers here. The GFS has a more broad area of low pressure and this would stay in the Atlantic bringing rain and showers to the Western Isles. Some wintry showers and staying cold.

Friday 4th December

Good model agreement for next Friday with low pressure of the UK. EC keeps the low pressure over the UK with spells of rain heavy at times. Some wintry and blustery winds across the UK. The GFS has the low pressure into the channel. Rain at times with sunny spells across the Western Isles. Staying cold again.

Saturday 5th December

The EC shifts the low pressure further South from the UK and high pressure builds in and starts to calm things down across the Western Isles. The GFS keeps out weather mainly fine dry and settled with a slack weather pattern across the Western Isles. Also a developing area of low pressure across North West England with rain.

Sunday 6th December

Some model differences. The EC builds high pressure across the UK. A dry start for the Western Isles. But a developing area of low pressure would bring rain into the Western Isles later in the day. The GFS moves low pressure across the Western Isles with snow across the Hills and mountain across the West of Scotland.

Monday 7th December

Again further model disagreements the EC has a decaying area of low pressure over the Western Isles. Some rain at times but becoming drier with lighter winds. The GFS keeps a weak area of low pressure near to the Western Isles bringing spells of rain at times but winds staying mainly light.

Tuesday 8th December

The EC brings low pressure across England and Wales. Some rain in the Western Isles but mainly settled here. The GFS keeps low pressure close to the Western isles and moves off the North Coast of Scotland and another one close to the East coast. This would bring us some spells of rain at times and breezy conditions.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th December

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. The GFS shows high pressure moving in from the North across the UK and settling things right down across the Western Isles. A long way off as yet.

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Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing rain and showers. These heavy in places. Some clear skies and plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 3.4C

Across the highlands and islands, Saturday South Uist had the highest maximum temperature of 9.4C. .
Today – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. Some decent spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Into the evening the cloud will increase. Some heavier rain will push in later in the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Monday – Heavy overnight rain. Clearing by late morning and into the afternoon it will be drier with some sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Tuesday – Overcast with spells of showery rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Wednesday – Wintry showers and further spells of rain. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day.

Atlantic Hurricane season 2020 review.

Welcome to this special blog looking back at the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. The last day of the hurricane season is 30th November and there is still a chance of another named storm before the end of the season.

This year was record breaking with the highest number of named storms in a single season breaking the 2005 season with 30 named storms.

Here is the full stats from the National Hurricane Centre

This is also fantastic

here is images of all the 30 named storms of the season from Tim Marshall

Hurricane Zeta in Mexico and Mississippi from Icyclone

This incredible storm surge footage from inside Isaias

Some crazy footage from inside Zeta from Jim Cantore

Icyclone inside Hurricane Sally in Alabama

The eye of Paulette over Bermuda

Inside Hurricane Laura with Reed Timmer

Another from Hurricane Laura with Icylone

Iota and Eta mere two weeks apart

A weather balloon launch inside the Hurricane

In the eye of Epsilon

When you meet air traffic inside Delta

Flooding from Beta

Inside the NOAA hurricane hunter with Laura

Hurricane Hanna from the ISS

I hope you have enjoyed this blog.

Sundays forecast – Sunshine and cloud with rain later

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a mainly dry end to the day. Some light rain. Some clear skies but the cloud is dominating. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C. Temps have dropped at South Uist down to 3.5C

Overnight – A mainly fine and dry night. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers. A risk of frost and ice in patches. But most places it will be on the milder side. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mainly overcast with some sunshine at times. Some decent spells. A few scattered showers around but most places staying dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – We are going to see the cloud dominating. Some rain pushing in which will gradually become heavier as the evening goes on. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:44 and 15:43

South Uist – 08:42. and 15:53

3 days ahead

Monday – heavy rain to start the day becoming drier and brighter later.

Tuesday and Wednesday – Breezy with sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 28th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon mainly fine and dry. Plenty of cloud with some sunshine. The odd isolated shower. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 9.3C so far.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Sunday – Will see a mainly overcast day once again. Low pressure sits over Iceland and high pressure sits over the UK. Some Rain will move in during the evening. Some sunny spells but the cloud dominating. Winds will be from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure declines for a time. We are going to see weather fronts move across the Western Isles. Rain overnight into monday which will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. The rain will turn showery as as the Monday goes before clearing away to leave a dry but overcast end to the day. Winds will be from the North West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A deep area of low pressure sits across Iceland 966 mb. Trailing warm front sits across the Western Isles. High pressure sits over the UK. We are going to see an overcast day once again with spells of rain. Drist spells in the afternoon. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Looking further ahead into later in the week and it looks like we are going to see a cold snap across the UK. A lot of uncertainty as yet but something I will keep you updated on.

UK forecast

Sunday mainly fine and dry with rain arriving later in the North West of Scotland. A cold frosty start for many. Monday mainly fine and dry with some outbreaks of rain breezy. Tuesday fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Some rain arrives in the West later.

UK Weather News

A beautiful fog bow capture

Fridays extremes for the UK.

Global weather News

There has been more rain in Vietnam with up to 500 mm in places

Some significant snowfall in Iraq

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing some light rain and drizzle but for most its a dry start to the day. Some mist and low cloud. Some clear skies and cloud. Winds under 15 mph. Overnight low of 4.4C

Today – A mainly fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine. Some early morning rain and drizzle. A few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Cloud increasing later with rain moving in this will become heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Monday – Heavy overnight rain. Clearing by late morning and into the afternoon it will be drier with some sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Tuesday – Overcast with spells of showery rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day.

Daily Extremes for November.

Good evening all. Here are the Weather Extremes for the Western Isles.

28th November 2020

Stornoway

Rainfall – 1 mm

Sunshine – 0.9 hours

High – 9.3

Low – 5.5C

Highest Gust – 17 mph

High and low pressure – 1023.4 and 1014.3 mb

South Uist

Rainfall – 3 mm

Sunshine – N/A

High – 8.8C

Low. – 3.0C

Highest Gust – 15 mph

High and low pressure – 1023.4 and 1014.1 mb.

27 November 2020

Stornoway

Rainfall – 0.4 mm

Sunshine – Zero hours

High – 8.8C

Low – 3.5C

Highest Gust – 16 mph

High and low pressure – 1016.9 and 1014.3 mb

South Uist

Rainfall – 3 mm

Sunshine – N/A

High – 8.3C

Low. – 5.7C

Highest Gust – 13 mph

High and low pressure – 1016.6 and 1013.9 mb.

UK

and UK wide weather extremes from BBC Weather

Saturday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing some rain and drizzle across the West coast of Western Isles. We are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Todays high. of 8.9C Winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see overcast conditions. With some rain and drizzle. This rain could be heavy at times with some mist and fog and patches. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Variable amounts of cloud. Some mist and low cloud. A few very scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be dry but the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:42 and 15:44

South Uist – 08:41 and 15:54

3 days ahead

Sunday – Sunshine and scattered showers breezy

Monday – Wet start but drier later blustery winds.

Tuesday – Overcast and showers. Lighter winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 27th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing some rain and drizzle around. Most places are dry. Plenty of cloud with some clear clear skies with some mist and fog patches. Winds under 10 mph. Today’s high of 8.2C so far.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Saturday – Overnight we are going to see some mist and fog patches. Some rain this heavy at times. We are going to see the rain clear away as we go into Saturday. During the day we are going to see mainly fine and dry conditions. A chilly start once again. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the South and South West and winds of 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 5C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure still largely dominates our weather. We are going to see spells of light rain and drizzle. It will be mainly overcast day with some sunny spells at times. Winds will be from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A change in out weather as high pressure still sits across much of the UK we are going to see a cold front move across the Western Isles. This will bring spells of rain. This will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Saturday mainly fine and dry across the UK. Mist and fog patches once again with an icy start for many. A few scattered showers and plenty of sunshine. Sunday mainly fine and dry with rain moving into Scotland later in the day. Monday rain for most but clearing away as the day goes on. Brisk winds.

UK Weather News

Here is a recent view from Space from the Met Office

Global Weather News

Flooding from India after Cyclone Nivar hit

There has also been flooding in New Orleans

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday Friday morning, we are seeing a wetter morning then I expected. There are rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Temps down to 4C and winds under 10 mph.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday South Uist had the highest maximum temperature of 9.4C and Stornoway was the sunniest with 1.0 hour of sunshine,

Today – We are going to see rain and scattered showers this morning and afternoon. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud but the cloud dominating. Some heavier rain moving in during the evening. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 4C to 9C

Saturday – Overcast and breezy day. Mainly dry. Some morning rain and afternoon sunshine.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

Monday – Brisk winds. We are going to see spells of rain heavy at times. Some sunny spells.

Have a great day.

Friday forecast – Sunshine and cloud. Rain to start and end the day.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle across most of the Western Isles this evening. Today’s high of 9.2C. Winds gusting 10 to 30 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see some rain which will be heavy at times but this will clear as the night goes on. A mainly overcast night with some clear spells. Temps will drop in the early morning.

Morning and afternoon – Mostly overcast with some decent spells of sunshine the best of this across Lewis and Harris. Some patchy rain. Winds under 15 mph.

Evening – Into the evening some scattered rain and showers will move into the Uists and Barra first and will spread into all parts of the Western Isles to end the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:40 and 15:46

South Uist – 08:39 and 15:55

3 days ahead

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers and breezy.

Monday – Spells of rain heavy at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 26th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon mainly fine and dry for most but some patchy light rain and drizzle along the West coast. Today’s high of 8.8C so far. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Friday – Some patchy overnight rain. Further rain for tomorrow evening. It will be a mainly overcast day. Some patchy light rain but most places will be dry. Some hazy sunshine. High pressure remains in control. Winds will be light under 20 mph. A warm front moves across the Islands. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure dominates across the UK. Again another fairly overcast day across the Western isles. A little winder then on Friday winds of 10 to 30 mph. Some sunshine at times. It should be mainly dry but the odd patchy shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the the South and South and South East. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure declines across the Western Isles. Low pressure sits near Iceland. We are going to see brisk winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. A day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but most places will be dry. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Friday fog and possibly freezing fog for parts of England and Wales more on this below. Some rain for South East England and North West Scotland. Sunshine and cloud for most. Saturday mainly fine dry and sunny with light winds and a few patchy showers. Sunday fine and dry with some rain in the North West of Scotland cold and chilly.

UK Weather News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Fog for parts of England and Wales from tonight at 2000 until 1200 Friday afternoon

for the very latest warnings see here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-11-26&id=1d896302-f9bd-4f01-95de-e2ec86dee5cb&details

Global Weather News

Beautiful image

The latest on Nivar

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 26th November 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Monday 30th November until Wednesday 9th December.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF which is based in Reading and the GFS which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Monday 30th November

Some model disagreements with Monday the EC gives us heavy rain and blustery winds across the Western Isles. High pressure still dominates across the UK. The GFS gives us some rain in the morning but then the rain clears away. It should be mainly dry once the rain clears away. It would be a fairly windy day as we are once again stuck between high pressure to the SW and low pressure to our North West.

Tuesday 1st December

Again differences for next Tuesday which highlights the uncertainties in the forecast even in the next 5 days. High pressure over the UK and strong blustery winds for the Western Isles which would gust 50 mph. The EC keeps us mainly dry with some patchy rain. The GFS brings some heavier rain across the Western Isles.

Wednesday 2nd December

Some model agreement with next Wednesday with both the GFS and the EC bringing an area of shallow low pressure close to the Western Isles. This would bring outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times. Brisk winds once again but not quite as strong as on Tuesday. High pressure would decline back towards Europe.

Thursday 3rd December

Again some differences. The EC brings an area of low pressure to our South West and would bring spells of rain heavy at times. Snow over the higher ground of Scotland. Along with blustery winds. The GFS brings the area of low pressure much further South and high pressure developing over us in the Western Isles. Some morning rain clearing away to allow fine dry weather with breezy conditions.

Friday 4th December

Huge model differences with next Friday and this will no doubt change. The EC develops and extremely vigorous area of low pressure down to 951 mb. This would bring extremely strong winds for Wales, England and Ireland with winds rain and snow. It would be windy in the Western Isles with outbreaks of rain. This will probably change in the next model run. The GFS on the other hand high pressure over the Northern UK and settled conditions across the Western Isles. Low pressure not as strong as the EC over the South of the UK.

Saturday 5th December

Again model disagreement the EC keeps the deep area of low pressure across Ireland at 969 mb strong winds and heavy rain here. It would bring strong winds to the Western Isles. The GFS has high pressure in charge for most of the UK but rain moving into the Western Isles. So again lot of uncertainty.

6th, 7th, 8th and 9th December

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. The GFS has high pressure in charge with brisk winds and mainly dry conditions for the first two days. The final two days the GFS brings rain across the Western Isles. Which would be heavy at times.

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