Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing
On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing frequent rain sleet and snow showers moving across the Western. Some have seen a dusting of snow this morning. Winds gusting 40 to 60 mph and an overnight low of 1.9C
A reminder we have a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind in force for Lewis from 10:00 Tuesday morning and expires at 23:59 Tuesday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood warning for Stornoway and Stornoway Aiport and a flood alert for the entire Western Isles.
Today – Frequent squally rain, sleet, snow and hail showers heavy at times. Some accumulations at times. But most showers will move across quite quickly. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Turning more to rain for Uist and Barra. Risk of frost and ice particularly as we go into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph possibly reaching 70 mph in some exposed coastal spots. Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 1C to 6C but feeling much colder in the wind chill.
Wednesday – A cold day with sunshine and cloud. Winds lighter. Showers at times. Winds under 20 mph.
Thursday – Strong winds and spells of heavy and persistent rain. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.
Friday – A. cold start with sleet and snow showers. Feeling cold rain later with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.
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.
Have a great day.