Good afternoon all. Earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for winds for the Western Isles from 17:00 Saturday evening until 03:00 Sunday morning.
The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-20&id=7063fb22-f4f6-4c6b-a7af-e756604de71e&details
Impacts for the Western Isles.
With yet another weather warning this week. This is the 5th weather warning in the last 8 days alone. So there could be a bit of weather warning fatigue. But I would still not underestimate any of them.
Again we are going to see winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely for the rest of the day and early hours of Sunday morning for the Western Isles. Some gusts reaching 50 to 60 mph and for Uist and Barra gusts reaching 70 mph are possible for a time as winds shift from the South East to come from the South West. The odd gust reaching 80 mph cannot be entirely ruled out for some more exposed coastal spots. Once the winds have shifted direction they will mainly gust 50 to 65 mph with some gusts reaching 70 mph into the early hours of Sunday.
Once again there is some ferry disruption. If you suffer a power cut its 105 for SSE and they will update you about restoration of power. Not massively high tides at the moment and not SEPA flood alerts as of 14:30 Saturday but will update you if that situation changes.
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.