Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Wednesday morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and some gusts reaching 60 mph. We are seeing overcast conditions with some rain and drizzle. Overnight low of 8.3C

Today – We are going to see some rain and drizzle. Scattered showers but plenty of dry conditions with increasing amounts of sunshine. Showers becoming more frequent again this evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting to 50 mph.

Friday – Drier overcast and breezy

Saturday – Fine dry and sunny with lighter winds.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Staying windy.

Good evening Western Isles we are seeing some rain and showers this evening. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 70 mph. Today high so far of 10.7C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers. These heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Showers. These heavy in places merging into some longer spells of rain. But these will become more scattered as the day goes on. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Becoming mainly fine and dry with a few scattered showers. Some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:35 and 17:43

South Uist – 07:37 and 17:50

3 days ahead

Thursday – Sunshine and showers breezy but winds ease further

Friday – Sunshine and showers breezy

Saturday – Fine dry and milder with lighter winds.

have a great evening,

Western Isles Weather best beach 2021- Isle of Harris.

Hello and welcome to the Western isles weather best beach 2021. In 2019 Horgabost won and in 2020 Hougharry beach won the best beach award as voted by you!!

Now it’s time to pick for 2021. It’s a debate that has raged on which is the best beach In the Western isles. We have some of the most stunning beaches in the world.

Can your island win in 2021?! So the rules are as follows. Each week a different island or collection of islands gets voted on. With 6 beaches going into the voting stages and one beach going into the grand finale.

1. Week 2 is the Isle of Harris. Only photos taken on Harris will be considered for voting in round 2. These photos can be taken at any time.
2. All photographs have to be submitted with a location. Any without a location will be disregarded.
3. Only photos in the comments section will be included. Any in a private message will not be included to make my life easier.
4. Only 1 entry per person per round. So you can enter in each round but no more than once in the same round.
5. The time to submit entries for round 1 starts at 18:00 today 1st March and ends at 18:00 on 3rd March. Voting starts at the weekend. 6. I then pick 6 photos to appear in the voting stage and then you vote on your favourite. The one with the most votes goes into the grand final.
7. If you see a photo you like in the comment section. Give it a like or a comment!
8. The winning photo will be used as the pages cover photo and also a treat box from McMakes.
9. This competition is open to anybody regardless of talent and camera equipment so please do not be shy to share.
10. So please submit your photos in the comments below and best of luck. Any questions feel free to private message me.
11. This year’s competition will be run across both Facebook and Twitter with voting taking place on both.
Good luck and have fun.

This weeks featured image is from the 2019 best beach competition winner Christine M Morrison – Horgabost

Weather Watch 23rd February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers. These heavy in places but we are seeing increasing amounts of sunshine. Some prolonged spells of sunshine. Highest gust so far of 70 mph. Today’s high of 10.7C so far.

A reminder remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind until 18:00 this evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found the Met Office website or app.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-23

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – Low pressure sits between us and Iceland. We are going to see brisk winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Rain and showers with some sunny spells. These showers heavy at times. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure clears away and we are going to see a brisk airflow across the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers and these will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure builds across the Southern half of the UK. Brisk winds will continue across Scotland. We are going to see a mainly overcast conditions with some rain and showers. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Amber warning for rain across Scotland has now been update

Another yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Wales

Staying windy in the North West of Scotland this evening

Global Weather News

heavy snowfall in Greece

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Weather Watch 23rd February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers. These heavy in places but we are seeing increasing amounts of sunshine. Some prolonged spells of sunshine. Highest gust so far of 70 mph. Today’s high of 10.7C so far.

A reminder remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind until 18:00 this evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found the Met Office website or app.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-23

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – Low pressure sits between us and Iceland. We are going to see brisk winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Rain and showers with some sunny spells. These showers heavy at times. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure clears away and we are going to see a brisk airflow across the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers and these will be heavy at times. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure builds across the Southern half of the UK. Brisk winds will continue across Scotland. We are going to see a mainly overcast conditions with some rain and showers. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Amber warning for rain across Scotland has now been update

Another yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Wales

Staying windy in the North West of Scotland this evening

Global Weather News

heavy snowfall in Greece

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Tuesday morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Heavy rain and the cloud is dominating. Overnight low of 6.7C
A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind until 18:00 this evening.

Today – We are going to see further rounds of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Some gusts this morning reaching 70 mph. The rain turning showery later. some sunny spells but the cloud mainly dominating.

Wednesday – Overcast and scattered showers. Some sunny spells winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Thursday – Winds easing sunshine and cloud.

Friday – Brisk winds sunshine and showers.

Have a great day.

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.

Tuesday’s forecast – The storm magnet is working well.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are a mainly fine and dry end to the day. Some clear skies and some scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today high of 8.5C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for winds from 02:00 Tuesday morning until 18:00 Tuesday. Full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see a windy night. Spells of rain will move across the Western Isles. This rain will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. The odd gust reaching 70 mph at times.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see a windy day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. We could see some gusts reaching 70 mph but for most, it will stay below. Further spells of rain heavy and persistent at times. Some sunny spells but the cloud mainly dominating.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. A band of showery rain will move across the islands. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Winds will be from the South East overnight from the South and South West during the day. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:38 and 17:41

South Uist – 07:40 and 17:47

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Windy with sunshine and showers.

Thursday – sunshine and showers with winds easing.

Friday – Breezy and mild

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.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 22nd February

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles taken by you and shared by us.

Stornoway Ferry Terminal – Jane Maciver

May be an image of nature and body of water

The Minch – Norman Matheson

May be an image of ocean

Arnish – Eilidh Smith

May be an image of coast, ocean and nature

Stornoway – George Harding

May be an image of cloud, nature, twilight and lake

Berneray – Lynn Allen Fergusson

May be an image of sky, nature and body of water

Loch Olabhat – Jason Paul Tolmie

May be an image of nature

Bakers Road – Lyndsay Morrison

May be an image of dog, grass and nature

Vatisker – Emma Mackenzie

May be an image of cloud and text

Borve – David Nicholson

May be an image of nature, coast and ocean

Viking Mill & Kiln, Siabost – Rebecca Doherty

May be an image of nature

Castle ground – PJ Hilton

May be an image of nature

Eoligarry – Rachael Manford

May be an image of nature

Stornoway – Guido Blokland

May be an image of bird and sky

Vatersay – Joan Irvin

May be an image of nature, beach and coast

Stornoway Harbour – Mary Ann Macleod

May be an image of outdoors

Kirkibost – Anige Currie

May be an image of coast and nature

Vatersay west beach at sunset on Wednesday.

Originally tweeted by Fiona Mac Leod (@Flloraidh09) on February 21, 2021.

Lochs between Kershader and Garyvard. Saturday20 February 2020 during a break in the wild weather.

Originally tweeted by David Simpson (@DavidSimpson108) on February 21, 2021.

Traigh Udal, North Uist. 21/2/2021

Originally tweeted by karen (@ginko17) on February 21, 2021.

Bragar Bay after the storm. Sunday late afternoon

Originally tweeted by Wendy Gorman@wendyg (@66248109eb7f43a) on February 22, 2021.

Loch Chnoc Iain Duibh, Keose, Lochs – 21/02/21

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on February 21, 2021.

Thank you everyone who shared photos.

The last 7 days in photographs will return in roughly 6 weeks time.

Met Office Amber warning for rain for parts of Scotland. 23rd and 24th February 2021

Good evening all in the extra blog we are going to take a look at the Amber warning of rainfall which has been issued across parts of Scotland on Tuesday. Some significant rainfall is likely to fall.

The warning comes into force at 12:00 Tuesday afternoon and 12:00 Wednesday Afternoon

Here is the 24 hour predicted rainfall amount from the Met Office

The Met Office issued a press release about the rainfall risk which can be found here

There is also a yellow weather warning for rain which covers a larger area.

The full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-23&id=e61d1892-f5e2-4305-86c0-209d440e87b6

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.

Weather Watch 22nd February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing some rain and drizzle moving across the islands. Some clear spells but the cloud is mainly dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high temp of 9.0C

A reminder we have a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for Tuesday from 02:00 until 18:00.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-21&id=7063fb22-f4f6-4c6b-a7af-e756604de71e&details

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – Low pressure systems sit out the West and will bring strong winds and rain to the UK on Tuesday. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Strongest for Uist and Barra. Some gusts reaching 70 mph cannot be ruled out. Spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Some sunny spells and scattered showers. Winds will be from the South East overnight but will shift from the South West later. Temps of 5C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Staying windy as low pressure sits close to the Western Isles. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph widely. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. These heavy in places. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure moves away and we are going to see a brisk airflow setting up across the UK. We are going to see a winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. A day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy in places. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Northern Ireland

Global Weather News

A remarkable temperature contrast in Germany

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Met Office yellow weather warning of wind for the Western Isles 23rd February 2021

Good afternoon all. Earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for winds for the Western Isles from 02:00 Tuesday morning until 18:00 Tuesday evening.

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.

This looks to be one of the lower end warned storms for us tomorrow. Expecting winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely and at times gusting 60 mph. At this stage I am not expecting winds to be much above 60 mph at all. But this can and will change so I will keep you updated over the course of this storm and will do a full forecast for Tuesday later this evening. Heavy rain will also be an issue and this will be persistent at times.

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.

Monday morning brief

Good morning the Western Isles this is your morning brief.

On this Monday morning, we are seeing a mainly overcast start to the day. Some clear skies. A few showers around but most places dry. Words of 10/30 mph gusting 40 mph. Overnight low of 6.0C

Today – day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spell of sunshine at times. Scattered showers but these will be heavy and squally in places. Winds of 20/40 mph gusting 50 mph into the late evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5/9C

Tuesday – further spells of heavy rain. Winds of 20/40 mph gusting 50/60 mph. Scattered showers as the day goes on with some sunny spells.

Wednesday – sunshine and showers with winds gusting 40/50 mph.

Thursday – sunshine and showers. Breezy winds of 20/40 mph.

Have a great day

The week ahead forecast – More stormy weather but high pressure builds later in the week


Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been a wet and windy weekend across the Western isles. A mild weekend.

Tuesday – We are going to see winds gusting 50 to 60 mph at times reaching 70 mph at times during the early hours. Rains which will be heavy and at times persistent. Some sunny spells in the breaks but the cloud will mainly dominate. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 10C

Wednesday – b. We are going to see brisk winds during the entire day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some early hour winds gusting 50 mph. An overcast day with some sunny spells. Mainly dry but a few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Thursday – A day of sunshine and scattered showers across the Western Isles with blustery winds. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Friday – Another day of sunshine and showers. More in the way of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph in the early hours. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Next weekend – Still seeing winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Overcast but mostly dry.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – A better day

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing some rain and showers moving across the islands. Heavy in places. Clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Today’s high of 8.9C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some scattered showers but most places staying dry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine. Still plenty of cloud. Showers on and off throughout the day and these will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few scattered showers. Heavy at times. WInds of 10to 30 mph at times gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:40 and 17:39

South Uist – 07:43 and 17:45

a full week ahead forecast to follow.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 21st February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Thursday 25th February until Saturday 6th March.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF which is based in Reading and the GFS which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Thursday 25th February

Some good model agreement for next Thursday with high pressure over the Southern half of the UK low pressure sits well to the north of the UK and this will allow a brisk airflow across the Western isles with rain and showers. These again would be heavy at times. Winds would be around the 40 to 50 mph mark but nothing to significant. Staying on the milder side for this time of year.

Friday 26th February

Further model agreement for next Friday. High pressure stays centered over Northern Europe. This keeps things mainly settled across much of the UK but as the far to often said phrase. Mainly fine and dry across the UK except the far North West of Scotland and this will be the case next Friday with bands of rain moving across the islands and these will be heavy at times. We would see blustery winds once again. A little bit colder then we have seen of late.

Saturday 27th February

Good model agreement for next Saturday with high pressure firmly in charge of the UK weather. The EC has high pressure over Wales and the GFS has it over Wales. Being on the edge of it in the Western Isles we are likely to see mainly dry conditions but with brisk winds. Some sunshine and scattered showers.

Sunday 28th February

Some disagreement for next Sunday. The EC brings a band of rain across the Western isles which would bring some heavy rain at times along with blustery winds with high pressure across the Western Isles. Now the GFS keeps conditions dryer across the Western isles with brisk winds which will possibly reach gale force. High pressure still centered over Europe keeping things settled for most of the UK.

Monday 1st March

Some good model agreement for a week on Monday with high pressure dominating across the UK. For the Western Isles the winds finally start to ease for the day. However a band of rain will move across the Western isles and this will be heavy in places before clearing away into the later evening.

Tuesday 2nd March

Again even for a week on Tuesday there is more model agreement. High pressure builds back in across the UK according to the EC model. This would bring brisk winds across the Western Isles with a day of sunshine and showers. The GFS builds the high pressure further West over Ireland. This would bring rain and showers but lighter winds across the Western Isles.

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th March

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS it suggests high pressure in charge and across the UK. As ever with us being on the edge of this high pressure we will see rain and showers but a few dry day. Brisk winds likely for most days.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Sunday’s forecast – Still windy but easing with showers.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing bands of heavy and persistent rain with squally showers. Clear skies and cloud in between. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barta. Some gusts have reached 75 mph. 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 10.1C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind until 03:00. Full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph at times reaching 60 mph in the early hours. Clear skies and showers. Winds easing a little into the later evening.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Some showers and these will be heavy at times possibly squally. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – The showers becoming more scattered as the evening goes on. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:43 and 17:36

South Uist – 07:45 and 17:43

3 days ahead

Monday – Sunshine and scattered showers breezy

Tuesday – Gales possibly severe gales with heavy rain

Wednesday – Winds ease and heavy rain later.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 21st February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Rain and showers. These heavy in places. Some longer spells of rain. Squally showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Today’s high of 8.9C so far.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Monday – A much drier day then we have seen over the weekend. Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Some of these heavy in places but they will be well scattered. Blustery winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C. `The next storm for Tuesday builds to the South West of the UK with high pressure over Wales.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure 958 mb will bring strong winds and rain to the UK once again. We are going to see winds gusting 50 to 60 mph at times reaching 70 mph at times during the early hours. Rains which will be heavy and at times persistant. Some sunny spells in the breaks but the cloud will mainly dominatinte. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure sits to the West of the UK 973 mb. We are going to see brisk winds during the entire day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some early hour winds gusting 50 mph. An overcast day with some sunny spells. Mainly dry but a few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Met Office yellow weather warning for rain for Tuesday and Wednesday has been updated

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-21&id=7063fb22-f4f6-4c6b-a7af-e756604de71e&details

Here are some of the rainfall totals from the last few days

Global Weather News

Tropical storm Dujuan heading towards the Philippines today

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Sunday morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing a windy morning with winds gusting 40 to 60 mph. It’s largely overcast with some clear skies. Overnight low of 7.4C

Today – We are going to see rain and showers. Some drizzle at times. The showers will be squally at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. In between the showers, we will see increasing amounts of sunshine. Some decent spells of sunshine. Clear skies after sunshine. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Monday – Sunshine and scattered showers breezy. Winds easing.

Tuesday – Heavy rain and gales. Lots of uncertainty as to yet as to how strong the winds will be.

Wednesday – Overcast and scattered showers. Staying breezy.

Have a great day.

Weather Watch 20th February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing seeing bands of rain which is heavy in places. The cloud is dominating. Winds gusting 30 to 60 mph and temps of 9.8C

We under a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind from 17:00 Today until 03:00 Sunday morning.

The full warning 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

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Sunday – As low pressure moves away and another weaker low pressure moves past the Western Isles. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. Fairly well scattered showers. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds will be from the South and South West. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph possibly 70 mph in the early hours gusting 40 to 50 mph during the day and under 30 mph to end the day. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A little lull in storms on Monday but we have the next area of low pressure builds to the South West 948 mb and will move towards the UK as we head towards Tuesday. A drier and brighter day with some decent prolonged sunshine with plenty of dry conditions. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The next area of low pressure moves in with 959 mb. Strong winds and heavy rain will sweep across the Western Isles. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting to 60 mph. Again we could see some 70 mph gusts but some uncertainty as yet. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Multiple weather warnings have been issued across Amber warning for Wales

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for South West Scotland for Tuesday into Wednesday.

Been some severe flooding in Wales today.

The Saharan Dust could provide some spectacular skies tonight at sunset for the Southern half of the UK

Still large amounts of snow in Scotland

Global Weather News

More snow scenes from New York

In the Pacific we have tropical storm Dujuan

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Met Office yellow weather warning of wind for the Western Isles 20th and 21st February 2021

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.