Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief
On this Monday morning, We are seeing a very cold start to the day with sleet and snow showers pushing across the entire Western Isls. Many places are seeing a covering or a dusting. Some blizzard conditions for a time. Frost and ice in places as temps dropped below or close to freezing. Some sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Overnight low of -1.6C
A reminder that there or no Met Office warnings in force but we could still see difficult conditions with the snow and ice. Based on the Councils gritting policy I would suspect it would be a reduced service today with it being a public holiday. I haven’t seen anything to suggest anything different or any changes. It would be always worth checking with them for clarification if you are unsure.
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.
Today’s pollen forecast is low
Today – Further frequent sleet and snow showers will move across the Western Isles. Bringing additional accumulations to all parts. Some sunny spells at times. These showers will be squally at times. Possibly with hail and thunder. With the strong winds, we could see some temporary blizzard conditions. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -1C to 5C but feeling as cold as -8C in the wind chill.
Tuesday – Sunshine and wintry showers with brisk winds. Further spells of snowfall. Feeling bitterly cold.
Wednesday – Cold start with spells of heavy rain moving in later as it becomes milder.
Thursday – Gales throughout the day. Spells of rain heavy at times and mild.
Have a great day.