Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we have the first blog on Storm Arwen which became the first named storm of the 2021/22 season when it was named by the Met Office earlier today. In this blog post, we take a look at all the warnings that have been issued so far and the impacts for us in the Western Isles.
Impacts for the Western Isles
We are going to see winds increasing during the day on Friday with the peak in the morning and lasting into the evening. This will be accompanied by rain and showers which will be wintry at times. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely. With some coastal locations gusting 65 to 70 mph. The track of the low means the very worst of the winds will miss us but we are still likely to see a band of strong winds running down the minch. I will go into greater depth and detail this evening with my Friday forecast.
Met Office warnings
The first warning is an Amber warning for Orkney and the East Coast of the UK.
The two warnings that impact us in the Western Isles are the first is a yellow weather warning for wind and comes into force at 09:00 Friday and expires at 23:59 Friday evening covering the main impacts for us in the Western Isles.
The second warning is from 00:00 Saturday morning until 18:00 Saturday evening and is a yellow wind warning.
here is the accompanying text for the above two warnings for the Western Isles from the chief forecaster.
A snow warning has also been issued worth keeping an eye on if you are travelling
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
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