Met Office snow and ice warning for the Western Isles 22nd and 23rd January.

Good afternoon all the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the Western Isles. The warning comes into force at 16:00 this evening (Friday) and expires at 10:00 Saturday morning.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://twitter.com/metofficestorms/status/1352553097932001281?s=20

Impacts for the Western Isles

So we are going to see a widespread cold night across the islands with frost and ice most. Temps will get down -2/-3C for most. We could see some colder temps in some spots. Snow showers will be frequent with heavier snow over higher ground. We are going to see snow falling to lower levels as well. This could result in a covering in places. Not all will see snow for some it will be a rain and sleet mixture.

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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