Saturday’s forecast and beyond for the Western Isles – Squally showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles with plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high so far of 8.5C

Saturday set up. A shallow area of low pressure moves across Scotland during Saturday and enters the North Sea. Behind it dragging colder and showery air in its wake.

Overnight – A Mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some mist and fog patches will form in places. Rain and squally showers which will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A day of sunshine and cloud. Frequent squally showers heavy and wintry at times. Decent spells of sunshine in the breaks. Not everyone will see showers but at times these will merge into some longer spells of rain. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with further squally showers heavy and at times wintry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 2C to 8C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:51 and 15:39

South Uist – 08:49 and 15:49


Sunday – A fine and dry day for most a few isolated showers. Plenty of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Feeling cold with a risk of frost and ice. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 1C to 7C

Monday – A weather front will charge across the Western Isles bringing rain across the islands heavy at times. Some of the rain will linger into the morning. Once this clears we will be left with sunshine and showers in its wake. Winds will gust 40 to 50 mph during the early hours of Monday. Gusting 20 to 40 mph during the day. Winds will be from the South and South West shifting North West upon the passage of the frontal system. Temps of 2C to 8C

Tuesday – A lot of uncertainty as yet and it will be an overcast day with spells of rain and showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 8C the uncertainty lies in the exact track of the low pressure system.

Wednesday – As low pressure clears away the winds will ease and the showers will fade. A mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the East and South East. Temps of 4C to 9C

Have a great evening.

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