Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing heavy rain sweep across the islands. This is heavy and persistent. Winds are gusting 40/50 mph some gusts reaching 60 mph. Overnight low of 9C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for winds comes into force at 20:00 today and expires at 17:00 Sunday. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met office website or app. We are also under a SEPA flood alert for the entire 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

Today – the heavy rain will clear away to showers behind. These will be heavy and possibly thundery at times. Winds gusting 30/50 mph. Reaching 60 to 70 mph for exposed coastal areas later in the day and as we progress overnight. Some gusts could be slightly stronger in some spots. In between the showers some funny spells. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 6/12C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunday – staying windy with winds gusting 50/60 mph. Strongest in the early hours and gradually easing down.

Monday and Tuesday – gales at times but not as strong as the weekend with sunshine and showers.

Have a great day.

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