Good evening Western isles here is an update on the severe weather threat for the Western Isles for Friday and Saturday this week. The warnings remain the same as issued on Tuesday, so the UK will defiantly see stormy weather at the end of the week. How strong is and where the strongest winds will be is where the uncertainty is.
I have heard so many people say oh XC Weather isn’t showing it to be that bad. XC is just one source of weather information. It’s on your phone on an app because it is the cheapest data available which doesn’t always mean it is the best. Other models the Icon (German) Arpege (France) BBC (Meteo Geman) ECMWF (Reading) and UK Met Office are indicating stronger wind speeds for the Western Isles than XC (GFS American).
So when will you know more? We should have a clearer understanding in the next 24 hours. At the moment there is a lot of uncertainty and what is going on in the atmosphere and this is why we can see widespread windspeeds from 40 to 80 mph being shown on apps and forecasts.
Where are we at the moment? Not a lot has changed warning wise. I will share the warnings and other useful information.
Latest severe weather graphic from the Met Office
the Met Office yellow weather warning for Friday from 18:00 until 23:59
and for Saturday from 00:00 until 18:00
The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26
Met Office press release about severe weather
statement from SSE on the severe weather
I will go into more detail on the next 3 day forecast for the Western isles this evening on my weather watch blog which should be online by 21:00. I will do another update tomorrow evening.
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.