Thursday forecast – Winds increasing

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a cold evening with temps close to or below freezing for most with widespread frost and ice. Clear skies and variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers but most places are dry. Today’s high of 2.5C. Winds under 20 mph.

A reminder the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have issued an extreme wildfire warning for parts of the West Coast of Scotland and the islands. Please refer to the SFRS for the latest information. Also, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Saturday across Lewis and Harris. Please refer to the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and variable amounts of cloud. Widespread frost and ice with temps down to -4/-5C in places. Winds under 20 mph for most but starting to increase to 30 mph later for Uist and Barra.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Wall to wall sunshine for some places. Cloud will increase a little from the South later. it should stay dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 20 to 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and some high level cloud. Temps dropping again but frost and ice should be mitigated by the stronger winds but still a slight risk. It should be dry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from the East and South East. Temps of -4C to 4C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:08 and 17:12

South Uist – 08:08 and 17:19

3 days ahead

Friday – Sunshine and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Saturday – Snow showers and rain. Could see a few cm in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph widely gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra

Sunday – Some uncertainty yet. But a mainly dry day but winds gusting 30 to 40 mph widely. Strongest for Uist and Barra here gusting 50 to 70 mph. Some stronger gusts up to 75 mph cannot be ruled out.

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. Please refer to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for guidance and advice regarding wildfires and emergency partners such as police etc.

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