Met Office warning for Snow and Ice for parts of the Western Isles 8th January

Good afternoon all the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Lewis, Harris and North Uist. In this blog we will examine the warning and the impacts for those parts of the Western isles.

The warning comes into force at 00:00 Friday morning and expires at 12:00 Friday afternoon.

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=2021-01-08&id=9b860478-1033-495f-8c85-d9faf25aa7f4&details

Impacts for the Western isles

Once again we are going to see some sleet and snow showers moving across the Western isles. Heavy at times with a risk of some accumulations but the greatest risk will be over higher ground once again. Another hard frost and temps will struggle to get above freezing for the first half of the day. I will post a full in depth forecast later this evening for Friday.

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

Anything posted on this page is not representative of any company or organization.  

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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