Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice and flood alert for the Western Isles 6th and 7th January

Good evening Western Isles this blog is going to take a look at the latest severe weather for the islands in the coming days.

First, the Met Office has updated the yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the Western Isles. It comes into force at 20:00 Thursday evening and expires at 11:00 Friday morning.

More information here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2022-01-06&id=954cbb72-392e-4f7b-8c6f-59baca1906d7

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western isles.

More here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/

Below is some useful links for Snow and ice conditions in the islands.

Here is the link to the Council gritting policy https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/ and road gritting times https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-gritting-priorities/

There are also road cameras on the Clisham and Barvas Moor which is a good way to look at the wintry conditions.

Clisham link is here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/

and Barvas here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/barvas-camera/

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.

I will keep you updated and any reports of snow and ice conditions from across the islands are welcome.

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