The latest on the upcoming cold snap and Met Office warnings for Scotland 3rd April.

So the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and wind for Northern Scotland and Orkney and shetland. No warnings have been issued for us in the Western Isles. The reason for this appears to be that overnight the models backed off on the stronger winds speeds for the Western Isles. I still suspect that we will see winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. We are still going to see snow as well lot of uncertainty as to how much as this keeps changing as well. The heaviest does appear to be overnight Sunday

The reasons for this blog is to highlight the warnings around Scotland but also to emphasis the risk for us in the Western Isles. We are going to see lower wind chill values then at any point during the last winter. I know a lot of people have newly born livestock and lot of gardens will have been making the most of the good weather in the last few days. By night winds chill down as low as -10 to -11C and during the day on Monday and Tuesday down to -6/-7C but also actual temperatures struggling at or just below freezing. Yes we get April snow but not often with such a strong wind and low wind chill values.

These are the warnings that have been issued so far.

A yellow weather warning for Wind and Snow for Northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland from 1600 Sunday until 23:59 Monday.

Also a yellow weather warning for snow for Mainland Scotland from 18:00 Sunday until 23:59 Monday evening.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-04

I will keep you updated over the course of the weekend and share any weather warnings issued by the Met Office.

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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