Thursday’s forecast – Rain and thundery showers.

Good evening Western isles its been a while since we had any weather warnings. This is going tricky forecast so I will talk you across it. What we know and the possible impacts. When a thunderstorm warning is issued it’s always easy to think back to that day last June. That was a rare day and I am certainly not expecting tomorrow to be like that

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle moving across the Western Isles and this heavy in places. Plenty of cloud, mist and fog with plenty of midges. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 19.1C

A Met Office yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms has been issued and comes into force at 10:00 Thursday morning and expires at 20:00 Thursday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued a flood alert for the Western Isles full details can be found via the SEPA website.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with some clear skies. We are going to see rain and showers which at times could be thundery in nature. Mist and fog forming widely again. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Spells of rain and showers which will be heavy and at times persistent. The slow moving nature of some of these showers could result in some surface flooding in places. Some of the showers and heavy rain could become thundery in nature. In the breaks in the cloud, we will see some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph at times but easing again into the late afternoon.

Evening – Further early evening showers and these again heavy and possibly be thundery. However, we are expecting these to ease away as the evening goes on. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:41 and 20:03

South Uist – 06:47 and 20:06

3 days ahead

Friday – Overcast with rain and drizzle.

Saturday – Rain and showers.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud mainly dry.

Have a great evening. I will do a further update with my morning briefing with any updates overnight to the forecast.

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