Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice 8th April

Good morning all the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Lewis and Harris. In this blog we will examine the warning and the impacts for those parts of the Western isles.

The warning comes into force at 0000 Friday morning until 10:00 Friday morning

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=91f78f36-6ca3-45a3-844a-dcb0e950f45e&details

It will be another cold need with sleet and snow showers and as mentioned above we could see some accumulations of snow again. A dusting in places with the greatest risk over high ground with temps getting down to -3c in some spots most just below freezing.

Here is the link to the Councils gritting policy https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/ and road gritting times https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-gritting-priorities/

There are also road cameras on the Clisham and Barvas Moor which a good way to look at the wintry conditions.

Clisham link is here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/

and Barvas here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/barvas-camera/

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 and Police

Anything posted on this page is not representative of any company or organization.  

I will keep you updated with any additional updates on conditions across our social media platforms during the course of the weather warning.

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