Met Office snow and ice warning for the Western Isles 23rd and 24th January.

Good afternoon all the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the Western Isles. The warning came into force at 10:30 Saturday morning and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-01-23

Impacts for the Western Isles

We are going to see further snow showers moving across the Western Isles today and these will be heavy at times with further accumulations. Some of the snow will turn to sleet and rain at times. There will be some snowmelt today but this will be minimal. Another hard frost this evening. Temps down to -3/-4C. The snow showers are expected to become more scattered overnight.

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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