Fridays forecast – Eat Sleep rain repeat

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 13.9C

Overnight – Spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some showers. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning, Afternoon and evening – Rounds of rain and showers will move across the Western Isles. Heavy and persistent at times. Some of the showers merging into some longer spells of rain. Fleeting sunny spells. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph possibly reaching 60 to 65 mph for a time during the late afternoon and evening for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:29 and 19:00

South Uist – 07:32 and 19:05

Saturday – Build Ark.

Saturday – Brisk winds sunshine and scattered showers

Sunday and Monday – Further scattered showers winds ease for a time Sunday but increasing again on Monday.

Still quite a bit of uncertainty in the short range at the moment. I will keep you updated.

Have a great evening,

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

Welcome to the our long range forecast for the Western Isles. This is our twice weekly update covering up to two ahead. We look at trends and patterns. Usually posted on a Thursday and 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 4th October – Saturday 9th October

So the EC is suggesting that an area of low pressure will move across Ireland into the UK. For us in the Western Isles we will see rain and showers. Winds will ease as the day goes on as low pressure clears away Northwards. Into the Tuesday and the low pressure moves across the UK for us in the Western Isles we are going to see rain and showers with some sunny spells. Winds will be brisk. Into the Wednesday we are going to see a brief ridge of high pressure build across the UK. But the next weather system moves into Ireland later in the day. For us in the Western Isles a largely fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud along with a scattering of showers. Into Thursday and a deep area of low pressure runs to the West of the UK that would bring strong winds and heavy rain across the Western Isles. Friday low pressure system moves past the Western Isles with further rain becoming drier later with strong winds. Into the Saturday the next area of low pressure moves in bringing further spells of rain and later in the day strengthening winds.

GFS – Monday 4th October – Wednesday 13th October

The GFS is suggesting that an area of low pressure will move into Ireland and for us in the Western Isles we are going to see rain and showers becoming drier and brighter later. Into the Tuesday the low pressure slowly moves across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we would spells of rain heavy at times with brisk winds gusting to gale force. Into the Wednesday we are going to see an area of low pressure moving across the UK with rain and showers for the Western isles but these will clear away as the day goes on. Thursday low pressure clears away with a ridge of high pressure builds in. For us in the Western Isles we would see fine and dry conditions with sunshine. Winds easing. For the Friday and Saturday high pressure dominates with plenty of sunshine and light winds across the UK with light winds. Including us in the Western Isles. For the final four days of the time period the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday high pressure continues to dominate with sunshine and cloud but an area of low pressure with rain and stronger winds moves in for the Wednesday.

A lot of uncertainty with the long range forecasts due to activity in the tropics.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome. Featured photo taken by Amy Cox.

Weather Watch 30th September 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 rain and showers moving across the islands. Heavy in places. Winds have eased under 20 mph after gusting 50 mph. Todays high of 13.9C

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 – Low pressure dominates the weather across the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a day of showers and at times longer spells of rain with some sunny spells. The rain will be persistent at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 9C to 13C but feeling cooler in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure sits between the UK and Iceland with a forming area of low pressure in the channel. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing as we go into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West but shifting to come in from the South East later. Temps of 8C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits to the North of the UK. For us in the Western Isles it will be another day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 7C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Fairly windy night for parts of the UK

An unsettled wet and windy weekend for the UK

Global Weather News

Tornado in Australia

A tornado in Germany

The latest in the tropics

We have Hurricane Sam and Tropical storm Victor

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing a blustery morning the very heaviest of the rain has cleared away. In its wake we have some rain and drizzle. This is again heavy in spots. Mostly overcast with some clear spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph the overnight highest gust was 53 mph. The overnight low of 8.7C

Today – Rain and showers. These will be heavy at times but becoming more scattered as the day goes on. Some spells of sunshine in between. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing as the day goes on. Under 20 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 14C

Friday – Spells of rain heavy at times with risk of gales strongest of these winds for Uist and Barra.

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Have a great day

Thursdays forecast – Wet and windy

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with the band of heavy rain moving into Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 12.6C

Overnight – Heavy and persistent rain. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph possibly 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Morning and afternoon – Further spells of rain heavy at times and scattered showers. Some sunny spells but plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud with some sunny spells before sunset. Some scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South East but shifting South and South West later. Temps of 6C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:27 and 19:03

South Uist – 07:30 and 19:08

3 days ahead

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Brisk winds with scattered showers but plenty of uncertainty and lower confidence. Positions of low pressure will impact our weather will keep you posted.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 29th September 2021

Welcome to Wednesday’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 Wednesday afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Scattered showers heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Todays high of 12.1C so far.

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

Thursday – low pressure sits between the UK and Iceland. Multiple weather fronts move across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see spells of rain heavy at times. Winds will gust 40 to 50 mph widely possibly reaching 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Into Thursday daytime we will see a day of sunshine and showers which will be heavy at times with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph winds easing into the late evening. Winds will be from the South East and South but shifting to come from the South West. Temps of 7C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure dominates the weather across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain will be in the overnight hours. Winds of 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph at times. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 8C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Areas of low pressure dominate across the UK lots of uncertainty as yet. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Thursday morning will see windy start to the day

A cold night last night with big contrasts between the cold in the North and milder South

September has been very dull for us in Stornoway

Global Weather News

Latest on Hurricane Sam

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine but still, a few scattered showers around and these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and the overnight low was a chilly 4.7C

Today – Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some scattered showers occasionally heavy. Cloud will build in from the West later in the day with some rain reaching South Uist and Barra later in the day. Winds will be from the West and North West shifting South West later 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 5C to 13C

Thursday – Spells of rain heavy at times with gales early in the day. Brisk winds throughout.

Friday – Rain and showers with brisk winds.

Saturday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Have a great day

Wednesday’s forecast – Ahh I miss summer

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 12.4C

Overnight – Rain and squally showers. Possibly thundery at times with hail mixed in. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent spells of sunshine but still plenty of showers these heavy at times. Slight chance of some of the showers will be thundery in nature. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud but the cloud will build in with heavy rain moving in from the West as we go overnight into Thursday. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and North West but shifting South and South West later in the day. Temps of 6C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:24 and 19:06

South Uist – 07:28 and 19:10

3 days ahead

Thursday – Heavy rain and gales with showers later

Friday and Saturday – Scattered showers and brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 28th September 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 20th September and 27th September

A bit blustery this week – here’s a picture I took from Aird Niseabost on Tuesday evening around high tide.

Originally tweeted by Mairi Ord (@MairiOrd) on September 26, 2021.

After a solid week on call at @NHSWI it was nice to blow the cobwebs away at Tràigh Chrois. The old phone doesn’t capture it but it was beautiful to the human eye. A bit breezy and mixed though @IslesWeather

Originally tweeted by Mark Barber (@MarkBarberEmDee) on September 27, 2021.

Inner or Outer Hebrides we really do have some beautifully big skies thanks to Louise Reid on Tiree for sharing this one with us 🧡

Originally tweeted by Western Isles Weather (@IslesWeather) on September 27, 2021.

Seliebost – Sharon Johnstone

May be an image of nature

Scolpaig – Rhona Skivington

May be an image of nature and ocean

Stockinish – Mary Ann Macleod

May be an image of body of water and nature

Cundell Bay – Ann Gls

May be an image of coast and nature

Bowglass – Rob Howard

May be an image of cloud and nature

Shawbost – Lynne Matheson

May be an image of nature

Reef – Norman Matheson

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Borve – Suize Graham

May be an image of cloud and twilight

Stornoway – Isi Oakley

May be an image of body of water and nature

Leverburgh – Joceline Hildrey

May be an image of nature and body of water

Creed park – Barb Barnard

May be an image of road, cloud and nature

Bragar Beach – Nikki Crabtree

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Glen Meavaig, Harris – Gordon Macleod

May be an image of nature and mountain

Kneep – Paul Whieldon

May be an image of coast, nature and sky

Angie Currie

May be an image of nature

Stornoway – Nicola E Finlayson

May be an image of sky

Eriskay – Fiona Magiure

May be an image of coast and nature

Laxay – Ruth Macdonald

May be an image of twilight, nature and cloud

Kinloch -Rowanne Posy Griffiths

May be an image of nature, sky and twilight

Vatersay – Karen Harley

May be an image of beach, coast, ocean and nature

Barra – Erin Carlisle

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

 Arivruaich – Michelle Bedell

May be an image of cloud and nature

Scarista – Màiri Robertson Carrey

May be an image of sky and nature

Steven Morrison – Little Bernera

May be an image of nature and ocean

South Bragar – Fiona Maclean

May be an image of nature

Urgha – Norma Millar

May be an image of nature, sky and coast

Stenish – Cal Robertson

May be an image of body of water and nature

Cluer Harris – John Mackinnon

May be an image of flower, nature and cloud

Dalmore – Liz Wilson

May be an image of beach and nature

Newmarket – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of deer and nature

Stornoway – Lyndsay Morrison

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

Castlebay – Sarah Maclean

May be an image of coast and nature

Kirkibost – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of nature, cloud and twilight

Aird Lewis – Kevin Haswell

May be an image of sky, twilight and nature

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us.

Weather Watch 28th September 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 frequent rain and showers these heavy in places. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Todays high of 12.4C.

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 – A brief ridge of high pressure builds across the UK with a weather front sits across North West Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. It will be a fairly cool day with a few scattered occasionally heavy showers. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the West and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure and its associated weather fronts moving across the UK. We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the South West and South East earlier in the day. Temps of 8C to 14C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure still sits between us and Iceland and its associated fronts sit close by to the UK. For us in the Western Isles it will be another blustery day with spells of heavy rain the morning then rain and showers for the rest of the day. These heavy at times with some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Heavy rain moving across the UK

Some more footage of the likely tornado damage yesterday

Early snow on Ben Nevis

Risk of more for the rest of the week

Global Weather News

The latest in the tropics

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday we are seeing frequent rain and squally showers which are heavy at times. Some clear skies. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Overnight low of 8.9C

Today – We are going to see frequent rain and showers. Heavy and squally at times. Some of the showers will be thundery at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks. in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times. Easing under 20 mph to end the day. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 13C

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud scattered showers with lighter winds.

Thursday and Friday – Rain and showers heavy at times with gales at times.

Have a great day

Tuesday’s forecast – Squally showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing rain and showers these are heavy in places and thundery. In between plenty of clear skies. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 12.8C

Overnight – Frequent showers which will be heavy and squally. Some of them will be thundery at times with some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and Afternoon – Further showers heavy and squally at times. Thundery at times. Some hail could be mixed in for good measure. In between some sunny spells. Still plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Further squally and at times thundery showers. Around 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:22 and 19:09

South Uist – 07:26 and 19:19

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud.

Thursday and Friday – brisk winds with rain and showers at times.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 27th September 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 rain and showers. Plenty of clear skies with cloud and winds of 10/30 mph.

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 Low pressure sits across Northern Iceland and its associated fronts move across the UK in a fairly mobile pattern. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see frequent rain and showers moving across the islands these will be heavy squally and possibly thundery at times. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph but easing later. Temps of 6C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A high pressure ridge build across the UK with low pressure out in the North sea and the next area of low pressure waiting out West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a drier and brighter day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but for most it will be a dry day. It will feel cool. Winds will be from the West and North West under 20 mph. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – A broad area of low pressure sits between the UK and Iceland and its associated weather fronts move in. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see further rounds of rain and showers these will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Overnight winds will be from the South East but they will shift to come from the South and South West during the day. Temps of 6C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Tornado damage today

Some nerdiness about the cold front passage

A decent wet spell to parts of the UK by this cold front

It was also fairly windy

Global Weather News

Sam weakened somewhat overnight but is restrethening

In the tropics

Thanks fore reading any feedback is welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing a much cooler morning we are seeing rain and showers these are heavy in places. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 9.9C

Today – We are going to see frequent rain and showers which will be heavy and squally at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Some of the showers could be thundery later in the day. Winds will be from the West and South West around 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for a time later for Uist and Barra. Temps of 7C to 13C

Tuesday – Squally showers brisk winds with sunny spells.

Wednesday – Light winds mainly fine and dry cool with sunny spells.

Thursday – Winds increasing with further spells of rain.

Have a great day

The week ahead forecast – Autumnal weather

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 going to see rain and showers. These will be heavy at times. Feeling cool. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the showers. Winds will be from the South and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Wednesday – We are expecting a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud along with lighter winds. A few scattered showers with winds increasing into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 13C

Thursday – Further rain and showers these heavy at times with some sunny spells. Brisk winds with a slight risk of gales in the early hours. Winds will be from the South East and then South West later around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 15C

Friday – Largely fine and dry day with a scattering of showers. Some sunshine but plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Next weekend – Staying cooler and unsettled as we head into October.

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’s forecast. – Feeling cooler

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening the band of heavy rain is slowly exiting the islands eastwards with some heavy rain and persistent rain in spots. Winds have dropped under 20 mph. Today’s high of 16C

Overnight – We are going to see frequent rain and showers which will be heavy at times. Plenty of cloud but some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Frequent rain and showers these will be squally at times. Merging into some longer spells of rain. In between some decent spells of sunshine where the cloud breaks. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Some sunny spells then clear skies after sunset but still quite a lot of cloud. Again the squally showers continue sweeping across the islands. Heavy showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 8C to 13C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:20 and 19:12

South Uist – 07:24 and 19:16

A full week ahead forecast to follow.

Have a great weekend.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 26th September 2021

Welcome to the our long range forecast for the Western Isles. This is our twice weekly update covering up to two ahead. We look at trends and patterns. Usually posted on a Thursday and 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 – Thursday 30th September – Tuesday 5th October

So the EC is suggesting that an area of low pressure system will bring heavy rain and brisk winds across Scotland and to us in the Western Isles. It would become drier and brighter to end the day. Onto the Friday the next area of low pressure will move into Ireland and then scoot up towards the Western isles this would not be a deep area of low pressure but would bring bands of rain which would be heavy at times. Along with brisk winds. For the Saturday and Sunday the low pressure system would be slow moving bringing bands of rain and showers across the Western Isles which would be heavy at times. Becoming drier and brighter for the Sunday evening. For the final two days of the time period the Monday and Tuesday two shallow areas of low pressure move across the UK for us in the Western Isles it should be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds would be lighter.

GFS – Thursday 30th September – Saturday 9th October

The GFS is suggesting that low pressure will sit to the North West of the UK feeding in rain and showers for the Thursday across the showers will be heavy at times across the Western isles with some sunny spells and brisk winds. Into the Friday and little chang with low pressure still to the North West feeding in rain and showers along with brisk winds. For the Saturday a messy synoptic set up with multiple areas of low pressure close to the UK feeding in rain and showers. For us in the Western Isles we will see spells of heavy rain and blustery winds. Into the Sunday and conditions will be mainly fine and dry as the areas of low pressure clear away. Another small area of low pressure pops up later in the day which would bring rain and showers to the Western Isles. For the Monday and Tuesday low pressure moves to the North of Scotland bringing in colder air down from the North bringing rain and showers across the Western Isles. For the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mainly light winds and mainly dry conditions with occasional showers. But an extremely deep and vigorous area low pressure moves in for the Sunday which would bring strong winds and rain but a very long way off as yet.

A lot of uncertainty with the long range forecasts due to activity in the tropics.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome, our featured photo comes from Loch Crabhadail taken by Rowanne Posy Griffiths

Weather Watch 26th September 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 heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western isles. Its overcast. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Todays high of 16C

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 – Low pressure sits to the North West of the UK and we are in a cool showery airflow as the cold front has cleared the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see rain and showers which will be heavy a times and becoming squally. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph increasing as the day goes on. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A messy synoptic setup with low pressure systems and weather fronts all in play. For us in the Western isles we are going to see rain and showers. These will be heavy at times. Feeling cool. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the showers. Winds will be from the South and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure in the North Sea and a ridge of high pressure will build in from the West. We are expecting a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud along with lighter winds. A few scattered showers with winds increasing into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of Northern Scotland for Monday

This highlights are rain today well

Global Weather News

Hurricane Sam looks amazing today

It has been an active Atlantic hurricane season

Mindulle also looking very impressive

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 seeing a mixture of seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud with strong winds. It mainly dry but heavier rain waits out West. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Today – A windy morning with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph possibly 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Sunshine and cloud mainly dry but heavier and at times persistent rain will move in during the afternoon and clearing during the evening. Once cleared we will see clear skies and cloud with some scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Mondy and Tuesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Wednesday – Light winds sunshine and cloud. With a few scattered showers.

Have a great day

Sunday’s forecast – Windy then wet

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 16.6C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some occasional scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times for Uist and Barra.

Morning – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry with the odd scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph widely. Risk of some gusts reaching 60 mph for Uist and Barra.

Afternoon – Heavy rain will sweep across the Western Isles which will be persistent at times. Winds of 10 to 35 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud as the rain clears away. Some scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C but feeling cooler in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:18 and 19:!4

South Uist – 07:22 and 19:18

3 days ahead

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Wednesday – Brisk winds with heavy rain later.

Have a great day.