Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief
On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a cold start to the day. Some frost and ice in places. We are seeing some squally showers moving across the islands. These are a combination of rain and sleet. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds have been gusting 40 to 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. Gusting 30 mph for Lewis and Harris. Overnight low of 4.3C but some places are lower.
A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and Ice across the Western Isles from 18:00 this evening until 12:00 Thursday afternoon. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.
Today – We are going to see squally wintry showers. Falling as rain, sleet and snow. Some hail mixed in for good measure. Possibly thundery at times. Over higher ground falling as snow. Into the evening turning increasingly to snow and we are going to see at times some snow to lower levels where it could accumulate. Not all will see this. We are going to see a widespread frost and ice this evening. Winds gusting 30 mph widely but gusting at times 40 to 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. Winds will be from the West and temps of -1C to 7C
Thursday – Overnight snow showers which again could result in a dusting of snow. Then rain and sleet showers for the rest of the day. A cold day with. temps struggling to get above 5C lighter winds.
Friday – A cold dry start with gales later.
Saturday – Rain and showers. Staying windy.
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Have a great day.