Friday’s forecast – Cold and wintry

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain and wintry showers moving across the islands. These are heavy in places. Brisk winds and a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high of 4.8C

A reminder we remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning for ice until 10:00 Thursday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see a cold night with sleet and snow showers. Hail and rain at times. We could see snow falling to the lower level for a time with a greater risk over higher ground. Frost and ice. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Frequent squally wintry showers. These falling as snow and hail. We could see some accumulations to lower levels for a time. Frost and ice once again. In between some sunny spells but plenty of cloud. Some of the wintry showers falling as rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Again further squally wintry showers. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some of the showers will fall as snow at times. Widespread frost and ice. Winds under 25 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -2C to 5C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:50 and 16:25

South Uist – 08:50 and 16:34

3 days ahead

Saturday – Icy cold day with wintry showers.

Sunday – Sunshine and showers. These wintry at times and cold.

Monday – Sunshine and showers these wintry at times.

Have a great evening.

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