Tuesday’s forecast – plenty of cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Today’s high of 21.7C Winds of 10 to 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra,

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some occasional clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 to 45 mph for Uist and Barra.

Tuesday – A largely overcast day with some sunshine at times. This will be hazy at times. The very best of the sunshine into the evening. Some scattered showers but most places should be dry. Winds easing under 20 mph to end the day.

Winds will be from the South and South West but shifting to come from the North and North East later. Temps of 8C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:31 and 22:16

South Uist – 04:42 and 22:13

3 days ahead

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Staying warm with sunshine and scattered showers along with brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 31st May 2021

Welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. It is dry. Winds of 10 to 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra. Todays high of 21.2C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – High pressure sits across the UK but a weather fronts sit out to the West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with sunshine at times. It will be a cooler day then on Monday. A few scattered showers at times. Winds gusting to gale force in the early hours for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South West but shifting to end to the day to come from the North East. Winds of 20 to 45 mph easing under 20 mph to end the day. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure moves into Ireland on Wednesday with brisk winds across the UK. We are going to see another warm day across the Western Isles and it will be a day of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Winds under 20 mph from the South East and temps of 9C to 21C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – low pressure still sits to the West of the UK with a cold front moving across most of the country. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but mainly dry. winds will be from the South East gusting 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 10C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The new warmest day of the year for the UK today

Global Weather News

Flooding in New Zealand after the red warning

A new tropical storm has formed in the Western Pacific

We also have a tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific that could become a tropical storm later in the day today.

Thanks for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

The week ahead forecast – Staying fairly warm


Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It was a beautiful and warm weekend.
Tuesday – We are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells at times. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South East around 10 to 30 mph easing under 10 mph and coming from the North East later in the day. Temps of 10C to 17C

Wednesday – we are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Winds will be under 20 mph from the South East. Temps of 11C to 21C again a risk of being the hottest day of the year

Thursday – A day of sunshine and cloud. Should be mainly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out and risk of morning gales for Uist and Barra. Temps of 10C to 18C
Friday – A lot of uncertainty yet but it is looking wet and windy with a risk of gales. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 10 to 16 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Next weekend – Staying mild with sunshine and showers.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, We are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Some cloud in places with some light rain along coastal fringes. Overnight low of 10.9C Winds under 20 mph.
Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – Plenty of blue skies and sunshine today with variable amounts of cloud which will increase at times. A mainly dry day but some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph strongest in to the evening. winds will be from the South East. Temps of 11C to 19C

Tuesday and Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud with risk of showers.

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 30th May 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update covering from Thursday 3rd June until Saturday 12th June

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Thursday 3rd June

Some good model agreement for next Thursday both the EC and the GFS have a low pressure system close to Ireland. The EC brings some showers and sunshine for the Western Isles with brisk winds. The GFS also brings brisk winds with sunshine and cloud. Still on the mild side but keeps things dry.

Friday 4th June

Some model differences for next Friday. The EC moves the low pressure system past the Western Isles and we would see a cooler day with rain and showers which would be heavy at times. The GFS keeps things settled with fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Lighter winds.

Saturday 5th June

Again model differences. The EC has a day of sunshine and showers across the Western Isles with a deep area of low pressure moving up the North Sea. The GFS has an area of low pressure in the channel with rain and showers moving across the UK but for us in the Western Isles staying fine and dry with sunshine and cloud and brisk winds.

Sunday 6th June

Some big model differences. The EC drives the area of low pressure up the North Sea bringing rain and showers with windy conditions. For us in the Western Isles we would see spells of rain heavy at times before clearing into the evening. The GFS keeps things settled again with sunshine and cloud with light winds. High pressure across most of the UK with some showers

Monday 7th June

Some good model agreement for a week on Monday with both the EC and GFS having high pressure across the UK with some scattered showers over Northern Scotland this would be heavy at times. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds would be mainly light.

Tuesday 8th june

Some model differences for a week on Tuesday. The EC keeps conditions settled with sunshine and cloud as high pressure dominates across the UK. The GFS bring an area of low pressure past the West of the UK and this would bring spells of rain and blustery winds to the Western Isles. Lots of uncertainty as yet.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So the GFS is suggesting that the first two days would be unsettled with rain and showers before high pressure builds back in with sunshine and cloud.

Featured photo – Loch Skipport old pier taken by Robyn

Weather Watch 30th May 2021

Welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing blue skies and sunshine with some cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph and todays high of 18.7C so far.

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Monday – High pressure still dominates across the UK. We are going to see a fine and dry day across the Western isles. More in the way of cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South and South East. Temps of 11C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure declines slightly a weather front sits over Ireland. We are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells at times. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South East around 10 to 30 mph easing under 10 mph and coming from the North East later in the day. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure moves Into Ireland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Winds will be under 20 mph from the South East. Temps of 11C to 20C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Global Weather News

Severe rainfall in New Zealand

A new tropical depression has formed in the Western Pacific

Thanks for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, We are blue skies and wall to wall sunshine at the moment. Some mist fog patches still lingering but most of the overnight fog has now cleared. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 7.3C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – Wall to wall sunshine for many. But a few clouds will bubble up in the afternoon with the slight risk of a few showers developing. Cloud will also increase for Uist and Barra into the evening. It will be feeling warm we could see 20C. Winds will be from the South and South East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 8C to 20C

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Tuesday and Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud with risk of showers.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – Sunshine and fog.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a fine and dry end to the day. Some mist and fog is pushing into the islands with some late evening sunshine. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 16.4C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud as mist and fog pushes widely across the islands. Some early hours sunshine. Winds under 10 mph.

Morning – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine with some lingering mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and Evening – Hopefully the mist and fog will have cleared away. We are going to see prolonged sunshine with wall to wall sunshine for many but clouds will push up from the South later in the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 8C to 19C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:34 and 22:13

South Uist – 04:45 and 22:12

3 days ahead

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud. Warm becoming hot ( well hot for us).

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 29th May 2021

Welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. It is dry. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 16.4C

Sunday – Overnight we are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Mist and fog will spread in. Lingering into the morning in some spots. For most it will burn of with wall to wall sunshine for many. Dry but some clouds will move in during the evening. Winds will be from the South and South East under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure dominates across the UK and we are going to see brisk winds. Some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. It should stay dry. Winds will be from the South and South East around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 11C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Another day of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds across the UK. Again for us in the Western isles it will be a day of sunshine and cloud. It should be dry with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will be from the South and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

High fire risk across Scotland

Global Weather News

Large hail in New Mexico * some bad language *

Thanks for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some hazy sunshine. We are seeing light rain and drizzle with some most and fog patches. Most of the rain this morning is across Harris. Overnight low 10.3C and winds under 20 mph.

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – A cloud dominated day with light rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. Nort all will see rain and drizzle. The light rain will clear into the afternoon and evening. Some decent spells of sunshine at times hazy sunshine for some. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South East and temps of 10 to 17C

Sunday – Possibly warmest day of the year with brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud.

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud feeling warm with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Rain and drizzle.

Good evening Western isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 14.7C

Overnight – We are going to see cloud increasing as the night goes on with rain and drizzle some mist and fog patches forming. Clear skies mainly across Lewis winds under 20 mph.

Morning – The cloud will dominate with some rain and drizzle. This could be heavy at times. Sunshine breaking through. Some lingering mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – We are going to still see plenty of cloud but becoming drier and brighter with increasing amounts of sunshine. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. winds under 20 mph. Should be mainly dry but some lingering light rain can’t be ruled out.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:35 and 22:11

South Uist – 04:46 and 22:09

3 days ahead

Sunday – Feeling very warm maybe 20C and plenty of sunshine.

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds and feeling warm.

Have a great evening.

Western Isles Weather adventure in Tiree and Lunga.

Hello and welcome to the special blog taking a look at my recent trip to the island of Tiree and sea tour trip to the island of Lunga. If you are looking for a comprehensive travel guide of the islands sorry this isn’t the place to find this. But it is a collection of photographs and memories.

It was a simply amazing and very memorable trip that I totally loved and it was my first visit to Tiree and I defiantly a soft spot for the island after my visit.

So I traveled from Glasgow to Tiree by plane. It was a twin otter plane and it was not my first time travelling on such an aircraft as I had flown from Glasgow to Barra in 2018 and where the plane landed on the beach. There were a few other travelers who were flying on the plane for the first time and were surprised at the size.

The below is an image of the plane which seats 19 people.

Here are a couple of images from the plane as we came into approach of Tiree.

One of things that stood out from me straight away was how flat Tiree is. It reminded me of a few places in the USA where I have been chasing tornadoes. It would be a really good to watch thunderstorms rolling in.

Tiree has a population of 650 people according to google. It was bigger than I was expecting it to be. Here is an image of the island.

The rest of my first day on the Friday was spent with a tour across the island looking at many different locations. We also went on a number of different beaches. I get confused as to which day was which beach and some of the beaches we did several times.

My favorite beach of the whole trip was Crossapol beach which I visited 3 times.

We also went to Coalas Beach

We also stopped off at the Coastguard Station and I got a photo of the coastguard car. I worked for the Coastguard between 2015 and 2019 in the operations room in Stornoway I was used to tasking Tiree Coastguard Rescue team to incidents. So it was nice see some of the places that I had seen on the mapping software in real life.

In the evening we went to the Tiree Lodge hotel for dinner. The would was amazing. We enjoyed it so much it wasn’t the only visit of the trip…..

On the Saturday morning we had some more beach adventures. For lunch we went to Cafaidh Carriannes and hd an amazing lunch and some amazing cake from a local baker https://www.facebook.com/BeckyBakesTiree. Then in the evening we went with Tiree Sea Tour to Lunga. Lunga is the largest of the Treshnish Isles https://www.tireeseatours.co.uk/

It was an amazing experience. I loved it every moment of it. The staff were really friendly and helpful as well as being knowledgeable. Due to the time of day and pure luck we were the only tour group on the island. So we had the small island to ourself to watch hundreds of sea birds in and around the island including puffins. Under the best weather if the entire Trip with blue skies and sunshine.

Here are a few images from the trip

In the evening we had a lovely takeaway from the cobbled calf.

On the Sunday it was a more laid back day as the weather was rubbish I went for a beach walk once again and we did more exploring of the island. Into the evening we went back to the Tiree lodge hotel where once again the food was great.

After this we went to another beach and witnessed a beautiful sunset and also to check on a seal which was resting on the shore line. The seal was fine and in a good condition and I found out the next day that it had safely gone back out to sea.

I headed back to Stornoway on the Monday. Hopefully this won’t be my last visit to Tiree. Everyone I met was extremely friendly and kind. Its a beautiful part of the world and certainly won’t be a trip that I will ever forgot.

To wrap up this blog here are a few more image from the trip

and a couple of Puffin images from my excellent tour guide Louise Reid.

Thank you for reading. For more information on Tiree you can follow these two links http://www.tireetrust.org.uk/ and https://www.isleoftiree.com/

Weather Watch 28th May 2021

Welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Best of the sunshine across Lewis and harris. Fine and dry. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 14.7C so far.

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link  https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Saturday – High pressure across the UK with a weak weather front across Scotland. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine but plenty of cloud. Feeling warm again. Winds will be from the South and South West under 20 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure dominates the weather across the UK on Sunday. This looks set to be the warmest day of the year across the Western isles with wall to wall sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. It would be dry. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 8C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure in charge but a cold front lingers to the West of the UK. Another fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. The odd scattered shower and brisk winds. Winds of 20 to 30 mph from the South East. Temps of 8C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Some early weather stats for May

Warm day for Scotland

Flood water in London yesterday

Amazing photo

Global Weather News

More storms in the USA

Thanks for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some hazy sunshine. A few patches of light rain and drizzle but most places are dry. Winds under 10 mph and an overnight low of 6.8C

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. With some hazy sunshine at times. The best of the sunshine in the afternoon and evening across Lewis and harris. Cloud stubborn to clear for Uist and Barra. Some light rain at times but for most, it will be dry. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South East. Temps of 8C to 16C

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud. With some drizzle.

Sunday – Possibly warmest day of the year with brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud feeling warm with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mainly fine and dry end to the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle into Barra. Today’s high of 15.7C and winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominant night with some clear skies with rain and drizzle moving into South Uist and Barra. This will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Morning – Some lingering rain and drizzle for Uist and Barra but for most will be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Winds under 10 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Any lingering rain clearing away. We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm but still, plenty of stubborn to clear cloud. Winds under 10 mph.

Winds will be from the South East and temps of 7C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:37 and 22:09

South Uist – 04:47 and 22:07

3 days ahead

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud warm

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud mild with brisk winds. Possibly the warmest days of the year.

Have a great evening

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 27th May 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update covering from Monday 31st May until Wednesday 9th June

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Monday 31st May

Some model disagreement for next Monday. The EC brings a weather front across the UK and bring spells of rain across the Western isles which would be heavy at times with brisk winds with high pressure across the UK. The GFS keeps high pressure across the UK and the weather front stays out to sea and no rain for the Western isles with sunshine and cloud and staying warm.

Tuesday 1st June

Again model differences for next Tuesday. The EC has further spells of rain across the Western Isles with spells of rain heavy at times. But in between sunshine and cloud. High pressure builds back in later in the day. Now the GFS keeps conditions settled across the Western isles with some decent and prolonged sunshine and keeping us on the warm side. A more brisk airflow sets up across most of the UK with brisk winds.

Wednesday 2nd June

Again model differences. The EC keeps conditions settled across more of the UK with high pressure in charge. But again another band of rain moves across the UK during the afternoon before clearing into the evening. The GFS once again keeps conditions fine and dry across the Western Isles with warm conditions and wall to wall sunshine. Light winds but also develops an area of low pressure to the South West of the UK.

Thursday 3rd June

Again some slight model differences for next Thursday. The EC has high pressure in charge with a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud along with brisk winds. An area of low pressure far to our North West. Now the GFS has a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. The area of low pressure mentioned above moves across the Southern half of the country.

Friday 4th June

Some slight differences again. The EC has a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud with the odd scattered shower and brisk winds. The GFS has a weak area of low pressure across the North West of Scotland so it would be a day of sunshine and showers with brisk winds and feeling cooler in the brisk winds.

Saturday 5th June

Some good model agreement for next Saturday with both the EC and GFS building high pressure across the UK with sunshine and cloud across the Western Isles with lighter winds and feeling warm. The GFS has a few showers early in the day across the islands but these clearing as morning goes on.

6th, 7th, 8th and 9th June

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So the GFS is suggesting a mixture of sunshine and cloud with occasional scattered showers as high pressure dominates.

Featured photo – Scarista taken by Màiri Robertson Carrey

Weather Watch 27th May 2021

Welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday evening we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Best of the sunshine for Lewis and Harris with more cloud for Uist and Barra and light rain moving into Barra.

Friday – Weather fronts linger across Ireland with a weak low pressure system. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Some overnight mist and low cloud with some drizzle at times. Winds will be from the East and South East under 20 mph and temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure across most of the UK with a weather front in the West. It will be another mild day across the Western Isles and we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The best of the sunshine in the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure sits across most of the UK. Another day of sunshine and cloud across the UK with brisk winds coming up from the South and South East around 10 to 30 mph. Feeling mild again with a chance again of our warmest day of the year. Temps of 9C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Not as fan of the Sunshine contrasts yesterday!

Global Weather News

The latest on Cyclone Yaas

Great Capture

More stunning USA storms

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always appreciated.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing an overcast start to the day with some early morning sunshine. Some low cloud and drizzle but for most places are dry.

Today’s pollen forecast Is low.

Today – Cloud will be slow to clear in places today but when it does we will see some decent and prolonged sunshine. The best of the early sunshine will be for Uist and Barra. Increasing sunshine for the afternoon and evening for Lewis and Harris. Cloud will increase into Uist and Barra with some light rain moving into Barra and South Uist to end the day. Winds will be from the East and South East under 20 mph. Temps of 6C to 15C

Friday – Light winds sunshine and cloud with scattered showers.

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud. It will be milder.

Sunday – Possibly warmest day of the year with brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Warmer

Good evening Western Isles we are seeing a mainly fine and dry end to the day with some light rain but for most it’s dry. We are seeing some late evening sunshine with the best of this across Harris. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 11.6C so far.

Overnight – Will see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain but for most staying dry. Some early hours sunshine. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mostly fine and dry with some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud once again. Staying mainly dry but the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Cloud will increase from the South during the late afternoon. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud for most but cloud increasing for Uist and Barra. Some light rain and drizzle moving into South Uist and Barra by midnight. Winds under 20mph.

Winds will be from the East and North East and shifting to come in from the South East later in the day. Temps of 6C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:38 and 22:08

South Uist – 04:39 and 22:05

3 days ahead

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Mild with brisk winds and risk of showers on Friday.

Have a great evening

Lunar Eclipse May 2021

Hello and welcome to the special Western Isles weather blog taking a look at the lunar eclipse that was visible across parts of the globe today (Wednesday 26th May). It sadly wasn’t visible in the UK but I still wanted to do a blog about it with some of the stunning images captured.

This great video from the National Geographic explains all about Lunar Eclipses

Todays lunar eclipse is a total eclipse.

Some more about lunar eclipses from NASA

I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have.