Met Office Snow and Ice warning for the Western Isles 29th, 30th and 31st December 2020 **updated**

** update**

Earlier today the Met Office extended the Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice across the Western Isles till 11 am on Thursday.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2020-12-30&id=f9cbf32d-fa49-4c06-883d-5714329b09d8&details

Impacts for the Western Isles

We are seeing rain, sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles.

image from Netweather

We are going to see further frost and ice overnight once again but its expected to become milder as the night goes on with temps reaching 5C by early tomorrow morning. Some wintry showers but increasingly turning to rain and sleet. Winds gusting 40 mph.

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 and Police.

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WEDNESDAYS UPDATE.

Good afternoon all. Earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for snow and Ice for the Western Isles. In this blog we are going to cover the warnings and the possible impacts.

The warning comes into force at 15:00 today and expires at 23:59 Wednesday evening.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2020-12-29&id=f9cbf32d-fa49-4c06-883d-5714329b09d8&details

So at the 2pm Radar on the 29th we are seeing sleet and rain showers moving across the Western Isles with some sunny spells. Image from Netweather

We are likely to see increasing wintry showers moving across the Western Isles during this evening and overnight. We could see a covering at times in some of the heavier showers. The greatest risk for snow lying on the ground will be over higher ground such as the clisham. Again further wintry showers into tomorrow but more sleet and rain. Becoming slightly milder tomorrow late morning and early afternoon. At lower levels we could see some accumulations for a time but I am not at this stage quite expecting the widespread snowfall we witnessed over the weekend.

It will more then likely be the coldest night of the winter so far with temps getting down to -2/-3C away from coasts and on higher ground. Between about -1C and 2C elsewhere. Frost and ice is likely widespread and is likely to result in some tricky driving conditions on an already well sodden ground after recent rainfall.

Here is the link to the Councils gritting policy https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/ and road gritting times https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-gritting-priorities/

There are also road cameras on the Clisham and Barvas Moor which a good way to look at the wintry conditions.

Clisham link is here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/

and Barvas here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/barvas-camera/

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 and Police

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I will keep you updated with any additional updates on conditions across our social media platforms during the course of the weather warning.

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