Met Office warnings for rain and Ice for the West Coast of Scotland 9th/10th/11th January.

Good evening all. Several Met Office warnings have been issued for the West Coast of Scotland for the coming days. No warnings at this stage on Friday evening have been issued for the Western isles. But further down in this blog we will take a look at the change in our weather in the coming days.

The first warning for Saturday is an Ice warning. The warning comes into force at 0000 Saturday morning and expires at 15:00 Saturday afternoon

On Sunday and Monday the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain. The warning comes into force at 12:00 Sunday afternoon and expires at 18:00 Monday evening. The warning also notes as well as the heavy rainfall the risk added flood risk from thawing snow.

The full warnings 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=2021-01-10&id=4f4e46cc-b163-4308-bf07-0e11a9494408

Impacts for the Western Isles

As mentioned above no warnings have been issued at this stage for the Western isles.

We are going to see some heavy and possibly slow moving rain for the islands on Sunday into Monday. Not expecting to see any warnings as this is just kinda what we would expect rainfall wise at this time of year. winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Possibly in some spots reaching 50 mph. But again that really isn’t anything significant.

I will keep you updated over the course of the weekend and if the situation changes.

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