Cold, Dry and Sunny April 2021

April 2021 across the UK has been unusually cold in this blog we take a look at some of the early stats about how cold this April has been. Also looking at Sunshine and Rainfall stats

Firstly we take a look back at last April which was the sunniest April on record…..

in the end 224.5 hours of sunshine on average was recorded.

Now on to April 2021 which has had its lowest minimum average temperature since 1921 according to the Met Office

The Number of Air frosts has been the highest across the UK since 1970 with an average of 13 days compared to 11 which was set back in 1970.

here are the number of frost days for April 2021 across the UK. For us in the Western Isles 11 for Stornoway and 5 for South Uist.

image credit to Starlings Roost Weather and for a more in depth look at the above data click here http://starlingsroost.asuscomm.com/weather/ukobs/frost_month_summary_map.php?fbclid=IwAR1xjqbMqlsG5U-JgtMgJWHJPNaQVSJrJFerIsjnjZFK3yQLq-OQWohIDCI

The image below is April 2020 a rather large contrast

It has been another very Sunny April with a chance of April 2021 being sunnier than April 2020 but it will depend on todays sunshine numbers.

According to the Met Office provisionally Scotland and Wales have broken there sunshine records for April. With Scotland amassing 211.5 hours of sunshine averaged out.

Map showing April 2021 sunshine hours

It was also a very dry April. Possibly record breaking dry. This another map from the Met Office shows how dry the month has been with brown indicating drier than average.

Map showing April 2021 rainfall amount

All the above images apart from the frost images come courtesy of the Met Office. Which can all be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/lowest-average-minimum-temperatures-since-1922-as-part-of-dry-april

I will do another blog on April weather stats across the Western Isles on Saturday.

Weather Watch 30th April 2021

Welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A number of showers around these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 8.9C so far.

The next 3 days

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

Saturday – A slack airflow across the UK. In the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine at times. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 20 mph. Temps of 2C to 10C with a slight risk of frost and ice in the morning.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure sits across the UK. In the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Again a cold morning with a risk of frost and ice. A few scattered showers. Winds will be light under 20 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure moves across the UK. Some uncertainty as yet on exact track and how strong the winds will be for us in the Western Isles and how much rain we will see. We are going to see an overcast day with some spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Possibly gusting 50 mph in the late evening. Winds will be from the East. Temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another cold night across parts of the UK

There has been snow falling across parts of the UK in the final days of April

Global Weather News

Some more insane hail stone footage from the USA

A new record hottest April night in Crete

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing sunshine and cloud. a few showers and these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 3.4C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 12.1 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A few showers and these will be heavy at times. There is a chance that some of these could be thundery. Still plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and feeling chilly in the wind chill. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday – Rain moving in and some rain later in the day. Winds increasing later to possible gale force in the late evening.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – The North Easterly

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds of. 10 to 30 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C so far.

Overnight – We going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Showers and these heavy merging into some longer spells of rain in the early hours of the morning. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday day – It will be a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. A chance of some hail mixed in. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:35 and 21:11

South Uist – 05:43 and 21:12

3 days ahead

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Light winds. Still feeling cold.

Monday – A lot of uncertainty as yet. But as the computer models are all over the place with a low pressure system moving across the UK. Before today most of the model runs suggested the low going into the Southern half of the UK. Model runs today have been shifting it Northwards and now suggesting that we will see some heavy rainfall and blustery winds possibly gale force. Will keep you updated over the weekend on this.

Have a great evening.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 29th April 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 covering from Monday 3rd May until Wednesday 12th May

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 ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) 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.

Monday 3rd May

Good model agreement for next Monday that a deep area of low pressure will rattle in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds and rain to much of the UK. The EC tracks the low a bit further south so the very worst of the stronger winds would miss us on the Western Isles and we would see rain and showers. Brisk winds and some snow falling over the higher ground of mainland Scotland. The GFS tracks the low pressure further North between us and North Ireland. This would give us some very heavy rain and brisk winds which could reach gale force for a time before clearing away late evening.

Tuesday 4th May

Some good model agreement from both the EC and the GFS which moves Mondays low into the North Sea. This will allow colder air to move down from the North. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers some of these will be wintry showers moving across the islands. Brisk winds and feeling cold. The GFS runs a secondary low across the Southern half of the UK.

Wednesday 5th May

Some model differences for next Wednesday. The EC continues the strong wintry airflow across the Western Isles with sunshine and showers. Again some of these wintry at times and it would feel cold. The GFS has the cold and wintry airflow moving down from the North to start the day but this airflow eases late morning. We will then mainly see a fine and dry day with sunshine. A next area of low pressure moves in from the West bringing rain into North West England and Northern Ireland.

Thursday 6th May

Again further model differences. The EC has low pressure over Scandinavia. This will drive cold air down across the Western Isles. A day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times with some sunny spells at times it would be breezy. The GFS on the other hand suggests that low pressure will move around North West Scotland and bring rain and showers. The rain heavy at times with blustery winds.

Friday 7th May

Some slight model agreement for next Friday. Both models suggest that an area low pressure will move in from the South West. The cold airflow will cut off from the North. The EC shows a deep area of low pressure moving into South West England with strong winds and heavy rain. For us in the Western isles we are expecting to see a showery start to the day but becoming fine and dry day later with sunshine and cloud. The GFS has a much deeper area of low pressure moving into Ireland. This would bring strong winds and heavy rain. This rain could move into the Southern half of the Western Isles. Mainly fine and dry further North you are.

Saturday 8th May

Some model differences for next Saturday. The EC brings the low pressure across the UK and slowly weakens bringing rain and showers. For us in the Western Isles we would see a day of brisk winds and sunshine and showers. The GFS moves the strong area of low pressure across the UK. We would see brisk to strong winds across the Western Isles along with some heavier rain later in the day.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th May

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 that high pressure will build in behind the above mentioned low pressure system. Then for the final 3 days of the time period we would see further low pressure systems bringing rain and blustery winds.

Featured photo from Isi Oakley at Aird Mangasta 

Weather Watch 29th April 2021

Welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. A scattering of showers and these will be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph and todays high so far of 8.8C

The next 3 days

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

Friday – Slack airflow continues across the UK. High pressure in charge. For us in the Western isles we will see a slight risk of frost and ice during the early hours of Friday morning. We are going to see another day of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Prolonged sunshine at times with plenty of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure sits out in the North Sea with high pressure across most of the UK. Across the Western Isles we are going to see another day of sunshine and cloud with the odd scattered shower. A cold start to the day. Winds of 10 to 25 mph. A risk of frost and ice again. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure sits across the UK but developing weather systems await in the wings in the Atlantic which will bring unsettled parts of the UK on Monday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a cold start to the day. Its going to be a mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Cold end to April and Cold start to May.

It has also been a dry April and this helped to worsen wildfires

Global Weather News

Significant hail damage in Texas and Oklahoma yesterday

Lightning strike in China

Flash flooding in Saudi Arabia

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, We are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 3.3C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 5.1 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. A few showers which will be heavy at times. These will be well scattered and not all will see showers. It will feel colder into the evening with a slight risk of frost and ice once again.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk North Easterly winds. Scattered showers with a slight risk of morning frost and ice.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – stuck in a rut

Good evening Western isles. On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and clouds. A few scattered occasionally heavy showers. Winds 10/30 mph. Today high of 9.7C

Overnight – a mixture of clear skies and cloud. We are going to see some scattered showers which will be heavy at times. A slight risk we could see a touch of frost in some sheltered spots. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Thursday day – a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times but plenty of clouds. We are going to see showers and these at times will be heavy and possibly merging into some slightly longer spells of rain. Not all will see showers. Winds of 10/30 mph.

Winds will be from North East.

Stornoway – 05:37 and 21:10

South Uist – 05:43 and 21:11

3 days ahead

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – sunshine and cloud with North East winds. Scattered showers but increasing amounts of uncertainty towards the end of the weekend.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 28th April 2021

Welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some showers which are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 8.4C so far.

The next 3 days

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

Thursday – A slack airflow persists across the UK. In the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud with some scattered showers at times. These occasionally heavy and feeling cool. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure dominates across the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud across the Western isles with some scattered showers which will be occasionally heavy at times. A risk of frost and ice in the morning and evening. Winds of 10 to 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure sits across the UK. It’s going to be more of the same. A day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. But most places dry with some prolonged spells of sunshine. A slight chance of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be under 15 mph. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The weather has been pretty calm lately. Some thunderstorms off the coast of Devon this morning

Global Weather News

From Colorado last night

A beautifully captured sprite in Oklahoma last night

Beautiful Supercell from Texas last night

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 5.8C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Tuesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 7.8 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see rain and showers these heavy at times. Not everyone will see showers or rain but most places will stay dry. We going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph gusting 30 mph. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 9C but a slight risk of frost and ice this evening.

Thursday – Brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud with a cold start to the day. Again a risk of showers.

Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk North Easterly winds.

Have a great day.

Wednesday forecast – sunshine and scattered showers.

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent late evening sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 10.5C

Overnight – We are going to see some clear skies and cloud. Some early hours sunshine. A few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Wednesday day – We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud and a few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 20 mph. A slight risk of frost and ice into the evening and overnight.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:40 and 21:07

South Uist – 05:48 and 21:07

3 days ahead

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and scattered showers and a North Easterly rut. Feeling chilly.

Have a great evening

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 27th April 2021

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. Between the 19th and 26th April.

Castlebay – Diane Dillerstone

May be an image of twilight and sky

Portnaguran – Gwen Tynan

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

Vatersay – Eilidh Paterson

May be an image of ocean, nature, coast and beach

Clachen – Hayley McLay

May be an image of sky, nature, coast and ocean

War Memorial – Iona Maclennan

May be an image of twilight, nature and sky

Tong – Steven Morrison

May be an image of nature, sky and ocean

Upper Bayble – Al Ross

May be an image of grass, road and tree

Dalberg – Donna Marie Macleod

May be an image of beach, sky, nature, coast and ocean

Baleshare – Di Forbz

May be an image of sky, coast, ocean and nature

Tolsta – Lyndsay Morrison

May be an image of nature and body of water

Sandwick – Megan Grey

May be an image of nature and body of water

Castlebay 25th

Originally tweeted by 𝙄𝙨𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙖 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@BarraIsland) on April 25, 2021.

Friday night,just after the sun had set in Vatersay.

Originally tweeted by Fiona Mac Leod (@Flloraidh09) on April 25, 2021.

Loch Erisort & Roineabhal, Lochs, Isle of Lewis – taken on Friday 23 April

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on April 25, 2021.

Tuesday 20.4.21 Sandwick Shore

Originally tweeted by Rebecca MacIver (@rebeccamaciver4) on April 25, 2021.

Quidinish 23rd April.

Originally tweeted by sarah duce (@sarahduce) on April 25, 2021.

Across to the South Uist hills 24th April 🏝

Originally tweeted by Katie (@StationeryWoman) on April 25, 2021.

Dalbeg 24th

Originally tweeted by Paul Chamberlain (@Paul35840334) on April 25, 2021.

Mangasta – Emily Holmes

May be an image of beach, ocean, nature and coast

Newmarket – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature, mountain and sky

North Uist – Catherine MacDougall

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

Castle grounds – Sheena Fulton

May be an image of body of water and nature

Aird Mangasta – Isi Oakley

Culla Bay – Gary Ford

May be an image of beach, nature, coast and ocean

Scrista – Dina Calavert

May be an image of sky, coast and nature

Tiree – Dirdree

May be an image of beach, nature, coast and ocean

Stinky Bay – Jonna Jevons

May be an image of sky, ocean, twilight and nature

Aline – Christine Riddell

May be an image of mountain, nature and lake

Kilpheder Machair – Ann Marie Johnstone Daly

May be an image of ocean, nature, coast and beach

Uig – Niki Church

May be an image of coast, ocean, nature and beach

Marvig – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of nature, sky and mountain

Seilebost – Helen Macdonald

May be an image of nature and coast

Tong – Niki Crabtree

May be an image of nature and sky

Tolsta Head – Jill Donnelly

May be an image of nature, coast and ocean

Coll – Catherine Kelso

May be an image of sky, nature and grass

Leurbost – Nicola Finlayson

May be an image of nature and cloud

Gerinish – Lena Macpherson

May be an image of beach, nature, coast and ocean

Looking towards St Kilda – Cat Wright

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

North Tolsta – Leigh Minion

May be an image of horse and outdoors

Garry Beach – Gill Thompson

May be an image of nature and body of water

Borve Barra – Joan Irvin

May be an image of nature and sky

Borrisdale – Nick Helf

May be an image of footwear and body of water

Dail Mor – Cat Fitzsimons

May be an image of nature and coast

Coilleag a Phrionnsa – Bonnie Prince Charlie Beach – Eriskay. Sunday 25th April – Roddy Mackay

May be an image of nature and body of water

Kennevay – Amber Celeste Cameron

May be an image of mountain, coast and nature

Thank you everyone who shared photos.

Weather Watch 27th April 2021

Welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. It is dry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Todays high of 10.5C so far.

The next 3 days

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 – A slack pressure pattern for most of the UK. Low pressure for the Southern half of the UK which could bring some thundery showers. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a brisk North Easterly wind and a day of sunshine and cloud with occasional scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Again slack airflow across the UK. We are going to see a mainly fine and dry. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. But we are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – That slack airflow continues across the UK with very little happening. For us in the Western Isles another day of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. A slight risk of frost and ice in the morning. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Its been the frostiest April in more then 60 years of records

Global Weather News

Another great photo from last Friday’s tornado event

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, We are seeing some clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers but mainly dry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 7.7C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Monday Stornoway was the sunniest with 1.5 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some prolonged spells of sunshine. A few scattered showers and these occasionally heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North East. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 5C to 11C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud. Scattered showers. Feeling colder.

Thursday – Brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud with a cold start to the day. Again a risk of showers.

Friday – Sunshine and scattered showers. Brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – The North Easterly breeze

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 10.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night with some clear spells. A few scattered showers. Merging into some longer spells of rain for a time. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers occasionally heavy at times. Increasing amounts of sunshine for the afternoon. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Some well scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 5C to 10C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:43 and 21:04

South Uist – 05:51 and 21:01

3 days ahead

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Sunshine and scattered showers. Breezy winds from the North East. Feeling cool.

Weather Watch 26th April 2021

Welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers but for most its dry. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 10.3C

The next 3 days

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 across the UK with weather fronts across parts of the country. We in the Western Isles are going to see mainly overcast conditions for the night and the morning. A few scattered showers. Increasing amounts of sunshine later. Winds of 20 to. 40 mph from the North East. Feeling colder in the wind chill. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A slak airflow across the UK. with winds coming from the North East. For us in the Western Isles. A mainly dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be around. 10 to 25 mph. A risk of frost and ice into the evening. Temps of 3C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Again a slak airflow across the UK. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few scattered showers. Brisk winds around 10 to 25 mph from the North East. A risk of frost and ice in the morning. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

its been a very frosty month for many parts of the UK

“pink” supermoon at the moment

Global Weather News

Insane lightning last night in Spain

New Hottest April day on record for Hong Kong

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, We are seeing the band of heavy rain moving across the islands. It is currently clearing South Uist and Barra. Rain and showers behind it. Its an overcast and mild. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 7.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – We are going to see rain and showers these will clear away as the day progresses. Occasionally heavy at times. Some decent spells of afternoon and evening sunshine but plenty of cloud. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Scattered showers.

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud. Feeling colder.

Thursday – Brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud with a cold start to the day.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – Not great but not terrible

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It’s been a beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine.

Tuesday – a few scattered morning showers and then a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. But a brisk North Easterly wind will feature heavily and make it feel colder. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph and temps of 5C to 10C feeling colder in the wind chill

Wednesday – We are going to see a cool day in the Western Isle. It is expected to be dry but largely overcast with some sunny spells. A cold morning but warming up as the day goes on. Wind will come from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 9C

Thursday – A cold start with a slight chance of frost and ice in the morning. The rest of Thursday will be a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few scattered showers and feeling cool. Winds will be from the North around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 2C to 10C

Friday – A day of sunshine and cloud once again. A few scattered showers. A risk of frost and ice in the morning. Feeling cold in the North Easterly wind. Around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 10C

Next weekend – Sunshine and showers. Feeling colder and risk of showers possibly wintry next Sunday but a long way off as yet.

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 – Actual rain.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a gradual change in the weather. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Mainly hazy sunshine at the moment. Today’s high of 14.3C so far. Winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – After an overcast but dry start a band of rain will sweep across the Western Isles. This will be heavy at times. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 25 mph

Morning – The band of rain moves away and some light rain. The sunshine and showers thereafter. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – A mixture of sunshine and showers. These showers becoming more scattered but occasionally heavy. Some decent spells of sunshine but feeling cooler than of late. Wind of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West overnight shifting to come in from the North West tomorrow morning. Temps of 6C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:46 and 21:02

South Uist – 05:53 and 21:03

A full week ahead forecast to follow soon.

Weather Watch 25th April 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 sunshine and cloud. Light winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 13.4C so far.

The next 3 days

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 – Low pressure system moves down from the North and high pressure sits across the Southern half of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overnight cloud with a band of rain moving in which will be heavy at times. The sunshine and showers for the morning and afternoon. Becoming drier in the late evening. Overcast for the most part. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 7C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The low pressure weakens as it drifts Southwards and high pressure mainly dominates. For us in the Western isles a few scattered morning showers and then a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. But a brisk North Easterly wind will feature heavily and make it feel colder. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph and temps of 5C to 10C feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A slack airflow across the UK on Wednesday. We are going to see a cool day in the Western Isle. It is expected to be dry but largely overcast with some sunny spells. A cold morning but warming up as the day goes on. Wind will come from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Mainly blue skies and sunshine today for the UK

Its been an extremely dry month compared to average

Global Weather News

More severe storms in the USA overnight

This is a great photo from the recent storms

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