Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

We are under a Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood alert for the Western Isles. The full alert and latest updates can be found via the SEPA website.

On this Wednesday morning we have seen the heaviest of the rain move away. We are seeing some light rain and drizzle. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Overnight low of 9.8C Winds have been gusting 40 mph but winds have eased for most under 20 mph.

Today – We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Showery in places but merging into some longer spells of rain. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph but in this evening we are going to see winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and some of these could gust 60 mph for the Uists and Barra. Some sunny spells at times with some drier interludes. Winds will be from the South West but will shift to come from the North and North East by the evening. Max temp of 10.

Thursday – A cold day with wintry showers we could see some sleet and snow showers. Becoming drier later. Plenty of cloud. Risk of frost and ice. A cold wind with some sunny spells. Winds mainly under 20 mph but in the late morning and early evening gusting 40 mph.

Friday – Spells of rain heavy at times with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Strongest for the Uists and Barra turning milder again. Could see some gusting reaching 60 mph.

Saturday – Windy day with some sunshine mainly dry but winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Have a great day.

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