Wednesday – Rain and stronger winds the further South you are

Good afternoon Western Isles I will be back to a more normal forecast routine tomorrow after the festive period. On this Wednesday afternoon, we are seeing mainly fine and dry conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog in patches. Today’s high of 7.8C so far with winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with scattered showers these mostly across Uist and Barra and could be heavy at times. Some frost and ice with mist and fog in patches. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – Rain will push into Uist and Barra becoming heavy and persistent. Winds here gusting 40 to 50 mph. Rain will push into Harris and eventually into Lewis by late morning. Winds of 20 to 40 mph here

Afternoon – Heavy rain will sweep across the entire Western Isles becoming persistent for a time. Winds will gust 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra I wouldn’t rule out gusts reaching 70 mph for Barra. The rain will gradually start clearing as we go into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for the rest of the islands.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some heavy rain clears away as the evening goes on. Showers heavy at times with plenty of cloud. Winds easing 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the East and South East. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:13 and 15:41

South Uist – 09:11 and 15:52

Thursday – Brisk winds and showers with spells of rain heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Hogmanay – Heavy rain to start the day with brisk winds drier for the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 12C

New Years Day and Sunday – Gales with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph at times reaching 60 mph with spells of rain heavy at times.

Have a great evening

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