Sunday’s forecast – Severe gales for a time and rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing rain, sleet and some snow showers and rain moving across the islands. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph for Lewis and Harris we are seeing gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph for Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 4.6C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 04:00 Sunday and expires at 23:59 the full warning and latest update can be found via the Met office website or app. There is also Scottish Environment Protection Agency flood alert out for the entire Western Isles plus 6 flood warnings please see the SEPA website for full information.

Overnight – We are going to see strong winds and spells of heavy rain. Slow moving heavy rain at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph and times gusting 70 to 75 mph for Uist and Barra.

Morning – Spells of rain heavy at times. But some drier conditions for Lewis and Harris. Some sunny spells but cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph and at times gusting 70 to 75 mph for Uist and Barra.

Afternoon – We are expecting to see the peak of the strongest of the winds. Overcast conditions with some rain showery at times. Winds 30 to 50 mph gusting 60 to 70 mph strongest for Uist and Barra possibly reaching 80 to 85 mph.

Evening – Winds slowly starting to ease. The rain becomes more scattered. We are going to see spells of heavy showers at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Winds will be from the South East and later in the day South West. Temps of 2C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:01 and 17:19

South Uist – 08:02 and 17:26

3 day ahead

Monday – Overcast with scattered showers with winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Wednesday – Rain and showers with sunny spells.

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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