Wednesday’s forecast – The ruttiest of ruts

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we seeing an overcast evening with some clear spells. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 17.4C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. It should be dry but some drizzle cannon be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Wednesday – A fine day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Once again some stubborn to clear cloud that may not break all day particularly across Lewis. Some light rain and drizzle is possible but for most, it should be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:24 and 20:26

South Uist – 06:30 and 20:28

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Weather Watch 31st August 2021

Welcome to Tuesday’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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Cloud has been stubborn to clear for most. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 17.4C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Wednesday – High pressure continues to dominate across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. It will be mainly dry but some odd light rain cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – high pressure continues to dominate our weather across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see mainly fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Cloud will increase in during the late evening. It should be mainly dry but the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be under 20 mph. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 9C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure continues to dominate the weather across the UK. I feel like I have been saying this for an eternity now. For us in the Western Isles we are once again going to see a day of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Feeling warm in the Autumn sunshine. Winds will be under 20 mph from the South East. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Been a cooler August

Another chilly August night in Scotland

Global Weather News

Been an active few years for the gulf coast of the USA

In the tropics we are expecting another tropical depression to form in the coming days

Thank you for reading any feedback is welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Winds under 10 mph and an overnight low of 10.2C

Today – A fairly overcast day with sunshine at times. Where the cloud breaks we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine.The best of this for Uist and Barra. Some light rain and drizzle. Mostly confined to Lewis. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the North and North East. Temps of 11C to 18C

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Sunshine and cloud. Light winds.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud

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Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 14.8C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some drizzle. Winds under 20 mph. But some gusts could reach 30 mph for a time for Uist and Barra.

Tuesday – Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Stubborn to break cloud across Lewis. Cloud will increase in and out at times. Best of the sunshine for Uist and Barra. Some light rain and drizzle mainly for Lewis and most places staying dry. Clear skies and cloud after sunset. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 10C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:22 and 20:28

South Uist – 06:28 and 20:31

3 days ahead

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Feeling warm.

Have a great evening,

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 30th Aug 2021

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles taken by you and shared by us. Between the 23rd Aug and 30th Aug.

Tuesday evening at Traigh Iar in Harris was spectacular, especially watching the sun go down behind Taransay.

Originally tweeted by Mairi Ord (@MairiOrd) on August 29, 2021.

Quidinish sunrise and sunset.

Originally tweeted by sarah duce (@sarahduce) on August 29, 2021.

Mingulay on Tuesday 🐬

Originally tweeted by meg 🌷 (@meganmackinnonx) on August 29, 2021.

Originally tweeted by Uist Photography (@UistPhotography) on August 29, 2021.

Huisinish, Isle of Harris – 27/08/21

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on August 29, 2021.

Stacs near Mangarsta, Isle of Lewis, 29th Aug.

Originally tweeted by Alan Findlay (@AlanFin5) on August 29, 2021.

Traigh Iais- Barra

Last Thursday

Originally tweeted by MICHAEL SUTTON (@BUSTERSUTVESSEL) on August 29, 2021.

Bagh Chornaig, Vatersay Floraidh Macleod

May be an image of nature, sky and lake

Hosta – Marwa MacDonald

May be an image of one or more people, beach, coast and ocean

Gravier – Rob Howard

May be an image of sky, nature, road and grass

Creagorry – Max Menzies Tysall

May be an image of body of water, twilight, nature and sky

Pollachar Inn, South Uist – Matt Arlow

May be an image of nature

Orinsay – Bob Kennedy

May be an image of nature and coast

West Harris – Mary Ann Macleod

May be an image of nature, twilight, ocean, coast and sky

Swainbost – Debbie Nicolson

May be an image of grass, twilight, nature and sky

Lower Bayble – Mary Margaret Mackenzie

May be an image of twilight, nature and sky

Stornoway – Mairi Mac-Morrison

May be an image of body of water and nature

Stac a Phris – Hugh William Lunt

May be an image of coast and nature

Stornoway Castle ground – Ann Gls

May be an image of nature and tree

Stornoway Airport – Jason Spinks

May be an image of outdoors

Arnol – Joanna Graham

May be an image of nature

Benbecula – Gary Ford

May be an image of sky and nature

Seliebost – Janet Morrison

May be an image of nature and lake

Barbara Hopewood

May be an image of nature and body of water

Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minion

May be an image of standing and nature

Gallen Head – Jill Barker

May be an image of coast and nature

Stornoway – Nicola E Finlayson

May be an image of body of water and nature

Traigh Ghearadha- Ralph Tonge

May be an image of nature, sky and body of water

Suinabhal – John MacLean

May be an image of nature and sky

Horgabost – Paul Skea

May be an image of ocean and nature

Seilebost – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature and ocean

Scarista – Màiri Robertson Carrey

May be an image of body of water and nature

Carolyn Prosser – Kirkibost

May be an image of nature, lake, sky and mountain

Harris – Lorrayne Owen

May be an image of nature, road and mountain

Weather Watch 30th August 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday evening we are seeing a fairly overcast evening with some sunshine. Hazy sunshine in places. Some patchy light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and todays high so far of 14.8C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Feeling warm in the sun again. Some early morning mist and fog patches are possible. It should be dry but the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph but some gusts reaching 30 mph for Uist and Barra from the North East. Temps of 10C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure still dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm with light winds. Variable amounts of cloud. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure still dominates across the UK on Thursday. We are going to see a mixed day of sunshine and cloud across the Western Isles. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. It should be dry but the cloud will be stubborn to clear. Feeling warm again. Winds under 10 mph from variable directions. Temps of 9C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office named storms for 2021/22 are released later this week

August so far

Global Weather News

Latest from Ida which is now weakened to a tropical storm ( please be aware some of these video contain strong language)

Inside the eye

Hurricane Nora hit Mexico

Tropical storm Kate has formed

Thanks for reading. Any feedback is welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning. Spells of light rain and drizzle. Some mist and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 11.7C

Today – A mixed day. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. Some stubborn to clear cloud in spots. Occasional spells of light rain and drizzle but for most, it should be dry. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 12C to 17C

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Feeling warm.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – High pressure sticks

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one.

Tuesday – We are once again going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be mostly light under 20 mph but in the early hours for Uist and Barra gusting to 30 mph. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 12C to 18C

Wednesday – It will be a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Once again feeling warm. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. Temps of 11C to 18C

Thursday – We are going to see another fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud which will increase in at times. It should be dry. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 10C to 20C

Friday – Another day of sunshine and cloud. Light winds. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Once again feeling warm. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 19C

Next weekend – Sunshine and cloud with light winds. Cloud increasing on Sunday.

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!

Mondays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some drizzle but for most it’s dry. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high so far of 17.2C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Feeling warm again. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Plenty of evening sunshine with clear skies after sunset. Variable amounts of cloud.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 12C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:19 and 20:31

South Uist – 06:26 and 20:33

A full week ahead forecast to follow.

Weather Watch 29th August 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Best of the sunshine for South Uist and Barra. Some light rain but most its dry. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 17.2C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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 dominates across the UK with a weather front across North East Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm again. We are also going to see brisk winds which should keep the mist and fog at bay. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North and North East. Temps of 12C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure becomes stronger across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are once again going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be mostly light under 20 mph but in the early hours for Uist and Barra gusting to 30 mph. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure remains firmly in charge across the UK. For us in the Western Isles it will be a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Once again feeling warm. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. Temps of 11C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

There is a chance of the Northern lights being visible tonight if the cloud breaks

Global Weather News

Hurricane Ida mere hours from Landfall on Louisiana

Hurricane Nora is causing issues in Mexico

Both Nora and Ida

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 29th August 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 2nd September until Saturday 11th September.

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 2nd September

Good model agreement from both the GFS and EC showing high pressure across the UK. The EC has slightly more cloud with some light rain and drizzle but for the most part dry. The GFS has high pressure dominating as well with more in the way of sunshine and light winds. The EC has a very weak area of low pressure across central Scotland.

Friday 3rd September

Again more model agreement for next Friday with both the GFS and EC showing high pressure dominating across the UK. The EC has mainly overcast conditions with some sunny spells with scattered showers. But for most it will be mainly dry with sunshine and light winds. The GFS has a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. Brisk winds.

Saturday 4th September

Some slight changes for next Saturday. As high pressure relinquishes its grip. The EC show a mostly overcast conditions with some light rain and winds would be brisk across the Western isles. Rain moving in Ireland as high pressure moves away. The GFS shows a mainly fine and dry start to the day with sunshine and cloud for the Western Isles. A weakening weather front will bring spells of rain into the West of the UK. These will arrive as showers into the Western Isles later in the day.

Sunday 5th September

Model differences for next Sunday. The EC shows a mostly fine and dry day for us in the Western Isles with sunshine and cloud. Along with brisk winds. An area of low pressure will bring rain and and at times heavy rain into Ireland and Northern Ireland. The GFS has high pressure across South Eastern England and low pressure to the North West of Scotland. Overnight rain showers will impact the Western Isles Saturday into Sunday before a day of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Before further showers move in later in the evening.

Monday 6th September

Again some model differences for a week tomorrow. The EC keeps conditions fine and dry across the Western Isles with sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds. A band of rain becomes slow moving across the UK which would result in heavy and slow moving rain. The GFS has a dry night before a band of rain moves in from the West resulting in heavy morning rain and brisk winds. The band of rain would clear away during the afternoon to mostly fine and dry sunny conditions with brisk winds for us in the Western Isles.

Tuesday 7th September

Again some slight model differences the EC keeps areas of low pressure moving around large parts of the UK but for us in the Western Isles it should be mostly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud but those winds staying brisk. The EC has high pressure building across the UK. Winds would ease and it would be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud for us in the Western Isles.

8th, 9th, 10th and 11th September

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 high pressure will give way to areas of low pressure move past to our North West bringing spells of rain and increasingly strong winds. Lot of uncertainty as yet and constant changes with the computer models but will keep an eye on. High pressure ridges do build in at times.

Our featured photo comes from Mairi Mac-Morrison taken at Stornoway Harbour.

Sunday’s forecast – Improving

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a mainly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.Today’s high of 15.8C

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – Overcast with some sunshine. Occasional spells of light rain and drizzle but for most, it will be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – A mixture of sunshine and cloud with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. Still, plenty of stubborn to clear cloud. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 12C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:17 and 20:34

South Uist – 06:26 and 20:36

3 days ahead and well the rest.

Staying fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Feeling warm and staying mainly dry. Light winds as high pressure dominates for the new week.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 28th August 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday evening we are seeing an mainly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. But most places are dry. Some sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 15.8C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Sunday – High pressure dominates across the UK on Friday with a weather front sitting to the far North West. For us in the Western Isles we are expecting once again to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Maybe even wall to wall sunshine for a time. Some overnight mist and fog at times. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 30 mph into the late evening. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 11C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure dominates across the UK once again. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Feeling warm again but with a more brisk wind. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 10 to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud with light winds. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 11C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A cold august night

Sunny Stornoway yesterday

Sunshine stats

Global Weather News

The latest on Ida

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 an overcast morning for most with mist and fog in many places. Some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 12.5C

Today – A mainly overcast day today with some spells of light rain and drizzle. But for most, it should stay dry. Some sunshine at times. Decent spells where the cloud breaks. Mist and fog patches in places. Winds will be from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 12C to 17C

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud feeling warm with light winds. Staying mostly dry.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Plenty of cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some late evening sunshine. Mist and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 16.9C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Mist and fog parches widely. Winds of under 20 mph.

Saturday day – A fairly overcast day. The cloud will dominate for some. Some sunshine at times which will be decent and prolonged at times but there is some uncertainty. There will be light rain and drizzle at times but most places will stay dry. Hazy sunshine at times. Plenty of coastal mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds under 20 mph from variable directions and temps of 12C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:15 and 20:37

South Uist – 06:22 and 20:39

3 days ahead

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday – Some decent and prolonged sunshine with plenty of cloud and light winds. Feeling warm.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 27th August 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday evening we are seeing some decent and prolonged sunshine. Mist and low cloud especially for the Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph and todays high so far of 16.9C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a cloud dominating day with sunshine at times. Some light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog patches forming widely. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of 11C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure dominates with a weather front lingers across the far North of Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Still plenty of cloud. Mainly dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps 11C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm with light winds. Some light rain and drizzle is possible. Winds under 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 11C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Beautiful image

Global Weather News

The latest in the tropics

Ida is strengthening well

Snowfall in Chile

Thank you 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 plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Wall to wall sunshine for many. Some hazy sunshine. Mist and fog in places. Winds under 10 mph. Overnight low of 9.5C

The pollen season is mainly over now. This will return next spring.

Today – A mixture of sunshine and cloud today. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm. Some light rain and drizzle at times. Cloud increases later as the day goes on. Some hazy sunshine at times. Mist and fog patches which push in at times. Winds will be from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 11C to 20C

Saturday – Plenty of cloud with sunshine and light winds.

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud. Decent and prolonged with light winds. Feeling warm.

Have a great day.

Fridays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 17.3C

Overnight – We are going to see the cloud increasing with some clear skies. Some mist and fog forming widely. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday – Will see a mixed day of sunshine and cloud some decent and prolonged sunshine but the cloud in places will be slow to clear with some mist and fog once again. Feeling warm. For most, it should be dry but some light rain and drizzle is possible for a time. Cloud and fog increase again into the late evening. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 11C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:13 and 20:40

South Uist – 06:20 and 20:41

3 days ahead

Saturday – Overcast with sunny spells.

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud light winds.

Have a great evening.

The mini long range forecast for the Western Isles – 26th August 2021

Good evening all and welcome to the shorter version of our long range forecast. The full in depth forecast will be posted on Sunday.

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.

EC – Monday 30th August to Saturday 4th September

The EC is suggesting that high pressure will dominate our weather for most of this time period listed above. Monday to Wednesday will be a mixture of sunshine and cloud with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some light rain and drizzle at times. Winds would remain light. The high pressure would move further north for the Thursday and Friday according to the EC. A change would be on the cards for the final day of this time period the Saturday where the EC brings a deep area of low pressure to our far North West. This would result in a showery start to the day before a band of heavy rain moves across the Western Isles later in the day with blustery winds.

GFS – Monday 30th August to the Wednesday 8th September

The GFS holds the same pattern as EC for a large portion of this time period. Fine dry sunny and settled weather from Monday to Friday with light winds. Some spells of light rain and drizzle but mainly on the dry side. Feeling warm with plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. A slight change for the Friday with winds and cloud increasing. The Saturday would also be a blustery day with brisk winds sunshine and cloud along with a developing area of low pressure to the far west. For the final 4 days of the time period the GFS suggests an area of low pressure moves across the Western Isles brining some wet and windy weather with the risk of gales. A showery regime for the next two days and the final day another deep area of low pressure moves across the Western Isles bringing more wet and windy conditions. A long way off as yet but a more unsettled regime is looking possible for the start of September.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome, our featured photo is SkyDancer Coffee Roasters.

Weather Watch 26th August 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday evening we are seeing blue skies and sunshine. Some cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 17.3C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Friday – High pressure dominates on Friday with a weak cold front sitting across the West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud overnight Thursday with some light rain and drizzle. Occasional mist and fog. Into Friday some decent and prolonged sunshine even wall to wall sunshine for some. Cloud will push in at times brining with it a risk of some light rain and drizzle. Feeling warm again. Winds will be from the East and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 9C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure for most of the UK but the cold front still lingers over the Western Isles. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a cloud dominating day with some mist and fog patches which will prove slow to clear. Light rain and drizzle is likely on and off for much of the day. Some sunny spells but the cloud will largely dominate. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions and temps of 10C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western isles we are expecting to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine but still plenty of cloud. It should be dry. There is a risk of some light rain but should be mostly dry. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

High pressure continues to dominate

Chilly evening on the cards under high pressure

Global Weather News

Two waterspouts in Florida

Flooding in Colombia

In the tropics we have TD9

We have tropical storm Nora

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.