Saturday’s forecast – Cold with wintry showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Fridays evening we are seeing squally wintry showers moving across the islands. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds gusting 40 to 60 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C

A reminder we remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning wind until 23:59 this evening and then a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 00:00 Saturday until 10:00 Saturday morning. 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 – Clear skies and cloud with squally wintry showers. Some of these could be thundery at times. With some snow showers for a time could leave some accumulations. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further squally wintry showers. These heavy at times. Some falling as snow and could result in a dusting for a time but these are expected to be temporary. Turning to rain and sleet mix at times for Uist and Barra. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Showers becoming more scattered as the evening goes on. Still heavy and a times wintry. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing further as the evening goes on.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -2C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:38 and 15:47

South Uist – 08:37 and 15:57

3 days ahead

Sunday – Cold frosty start with light winds.

Monday and Tuesday – Brisk winds with further spells of rain.

Have a great evening.

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