Good afternoon all this is the latest blog on the cold snap coming from later today and lasting until Wednesday. Both Met Office sites in the Western Isles have registered temperatures above 9C so far today. The Met Office have issued further warning for mainland Scotland and the Northern Isles for Tuesday. No warnings have been issued for the Western Isles and I suspect no warnings will be issued.
Snow showers, sleet and hail are expected to start streaming across the Western Isles this evening. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Temps will plummet across the islands close to or below freezing. In the wind chill overnight down to -10C in the how it feels.
Overnight will be when we see the greatest risk of snow fall. Squally showers will move across the islands tomorrow morning. We are likely to see snow over higher ground with accumulations possibly to lower levels. This sleet and snow showers will persist into early Wednesday. It will remain windy with gusts of 30 to 50 mph during this period. The cold wind will last into Wednesday temps will struggle to get above freezing. A full in depth forecast for Monday will be posted this evening. Alongside forecasts for Tuesday and Wednesday in my week ahead forecast.
Two cold fronts surging across the UK
These are the weather warnings for the coming days across Scotland
Weather warning for snow across Northern Scotland from 18:00 this evening until 23:59 Monday evening.
A yellow weather warning for wind and snow for Northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland from 16:00 today until 23:59 Monday evening.
Another yellow weather warning for snow for Tuesday comes into force at 0001 and expires at 1000 Tuesday morning.
The Arctic blast has reached the Faroe Islands
I will keep you updated and please feel free to share any photos, videos or reports of snow.
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.