Saturday forecast – Windy and wintry

Good evening Western Isles on Friday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph for much of Lewis and Harris but gusting 30 to 40 mph for Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 5.1C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 09:00 until 22:00 on Saturday. The full warnings and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. A SEPA flood alert and warnings remain in force across the Western Isles. Please see the SEPA website for the latest.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds should stop frost and ice for most places. Still slippy on pre existing snow. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for Uist and Barra.

Morning and afternoon – Rain sleet and snow band will move across the Western Isles. We could see some snow accumulations for a time to lower levels. Greatest risk over the higher ground where we could see a couple of cms. This will be accompanied by strong winds. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Evening The main band of sleet and snow will move away. We are going to see clear skies and cloud. But some scattered wintry showers will still persist into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40. mph gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from the South East. Temps of -1C to 4C. But feeling more like -3C to -8C in the wind chill

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:03 and 17:17

South Uist – 08:05 and 17:24

3 days ahead

Sunday – Heavy rain and wintry showers. Strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely at times reaching 60 mph. For Uist and Barra gusting 70 to 75 mph and maybe 80 mph for some exposed locations
Monday – Blustery winds and sunshine and showers.

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud with winds easing.

Have a great evening.

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

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