September 2021 Weather stats for the Western isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in September 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

September was a wet month across the Western isles. A mild month but also a dull month. 

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport recorded just 56.9 hours of sunshine during September making it the dullest since records began in 1929. 125.8 mm of rain fell at the same site during September.

81.6 mm of rain fell at South Uist range during September.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles for September  

Creed Bridge – 146.6 mm 

Birkie Hue – 150.4 mm

Laxdale Harris – 188.6mm 

Mill Croft – 107 mm

Daily records

We has two daily records during September

7th September 3.4 mm of rain fell on Harris Quidnish which was the wettest place in the UK.

11th September 34.2 mm of rain fell in Stornoway which was the wettest place in the UK.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had one yellow weather warning during September for thunderstorm on the 8th September.

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 19. 

Yellow – 19

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 7

Snow and Ice – 9

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 1

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway – High 19.1 and low 4.7C

South Uist – High 18.6C – low 7.2C

Temperature graphs for the month for Stornoway and South Uist

Image comes from Roost Weather.

More from Roost Weather here http://starlingsroost.ddns.net/weather/ukobs/ukgraphs.php?synop=03026&startdate=2021-09-01&starttime=00%3A00&enddate=2021-10-01&endtime=00%3A00&datatype=SYNOP

Met Office UK wide stats.

This image highlights the lack of sunshine during the month of September across the Western isles

More here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/warm-september-marks-start-of-autumn

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