Monday and Week ahead forecast for the Western Isles – Typical January Rollercoaster

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening winds are slowly easing down. We are seeing rain and squally showers. Plenty of cloud. Some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph and today’s high of 10C

Overnight – Bands of rain will feed across the Western Isles these will become heavy and persistent at times possibly thundery. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and cloud. Some lingering heavy rain. Becoming showery but fairly scattered these will be wintry in nature at times, Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with wintry sleet and snow showers. Some frost and ice in sheltered spots. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 6C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:12 and 15:48

South Uist – 09:10 and 15:59


Tuesday – Overcast with wintry showers and winds gusting 40 to 50 mph from the North West. Temps of 3C to 5C

Wednesday – Sleet and snow showers winds ease sunshine and cloud. Winds from the North and North West 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 0C to 7C

Thursday – heavy and persistent rain will morning gales possibly severe reaching 50 to 65 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 2C to 7C

Friday – Wintry sleet and snow showers with brisk winds from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of -1C to 6C

Next weekend

Saturday and Sunday – Wet and windy staying unsettled

Have a great week

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