Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing spells of rain moving across the Western Isles. This rain is heavy in places and slow moving. We are seeing some mist and low cloud in places. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 13C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from 10:00 till 20:00. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office app or website. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has a flood alert in force for the Western Isles.

I will share any updates to the page regarding the severe weather today. But I am working so there may be a delay in sharing updates. There is a chance the Met Office could amend the weather warning so worth checking their app or website for the latest.

Today – We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy and at times slow moving. Showers at times and this rainfall could result in some surface water in places at times in particular where the rain becomes slow moving. In the breaks in the cloud, we are going to see some sunny spells. But the cloud for most is expected to dominate. Some of the showers will be thundery at times. Lots of uncertainty as to when this may occur but the greatest risk will be this morning and afternoon. This evening the showers are expected to gradually clear away and for most, it will be a drier evening with a few lingering showers and occasional drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph for the morning and afternoon. Some gusts in some exposed coastal areas could reach 50 mph for a time in the morning. Into the evening winds are expected to ease under 30 mph. Further mist, low cloud and fog this evening. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 11C to 15C

Friday – Overcast with rain and drizzle.

Saturday – Heavy rain and cloud dominating.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry.

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.

Have a great day.

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