Thursday’s forecast – More wind and rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and squally showers moving across the Western Isles. These are wintry in places with hail and sleet. A mixture of clear skies and cloud with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high of 10.3C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 12:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

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 – Squally showers will progress across the Western Isles heavy and at times thundery. In between clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further showers moving across the islands. Squally showers heavy and at times wintry. Some longer spells of rain by late afternoon. Some sunshine in the breaks in the cloud but cloud increase into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Rain heavy at times moves across the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the North shifting West. Temps of 4c to 8C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:34 and 15:50

South Uist – 08:33 and 15:59

3 days ahead

Friday – Strong winds and rain and showers. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph into the evening gusting 70 mph possibly 80 mph in some exposed coastal spots.

Saturday – Wintry showers windy start winds easing

Sunday – Overcast with lighter winds. showers.

Have a great evening.

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