Monday’s forecast – Arctic Blast.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain sleet and snow showers feeding across the islands. This is causing accumulations in places. Drier for Uist and Barra for now. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Todays high of 9.3C but we are now down to 1.7C

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.

This evening and overnight – Further snow showers. These becoming heavy at times could result in some accumulations to lower ground. Greatest risk over higher ground. Some places could wake up to a covering of snow overnight. Some of these showers squally with hail and sleet mixed in. We could see the odd thundery shower. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Temps dropping below freezing so we could see some frost and ice. In the wind chill feeling like -9C/-10C.

Monday day – A succession of squally snow showers will move across the Western isles throughout the day. These heavy at times with some sleet and hail mixed in. Some of these could be thundery. Some decent sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds will gust 30 to 50 mph. Feeling very cold in the wind chill down to -3C to -8C. Temps struggling to get much above freezing.

Winds will be from the North West. Temps of -3C to 5C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:43 and 20:15

South Uist – 06:49 and 20:17

A full week ahead forecast to follow tomorrow.

Have a great evening.

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