Wednesday’s forecast – Gales and rain

**quick edit to original update the Met Office has now updated a yellow weather warning for rainfall for the Western Isles. The warning comes into force at 0200 Wednesday morning and expires at 23:59 Wednesday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.


A remind we are also under a SEPA flood alert. The full alert and latest updates can be found via the SEPA website.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a band of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Dry for now for parts of Lewis and Harris winds are gusting to 40 mph. Today high of 12.6C

Overnight – We are going to see some heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. The could be persistent at times. The cloud will dominate with some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. For a time first thing in the morning winds dropping under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further rounds of heavy rain. Some of the rain at times will be persistent especially across Harris and North Uist. We are going to see the cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Strongest for the Uists and Barra.

Evening – The heaviest of the rain clear away. We are going to see further spells of rain. Some lighter rain. Some clear spells as the cloud slowly breaks. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Easing to under 20 mph to end the day.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:05 and 16:13

South Uist – 08:05 and 16:21

3 days ahead

Thursday -Dry cold start lighter winds. Gales and heavy rain later.

Friday – Further rounds of heavy rain and strong winds and gales

Saturday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Have a great evening.

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