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

Good evening Western Isles and it’s yet another severe weather blog. Strong winds caused road closures today. A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice comes into force at 20:00 Thursday evening and expires at 12:00 Friday morning.

Here is the warning

and the text of the warning

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2022-01-06&id=954cbb72-392e-4f7b-8c6f-59baca1906d7&details

A view from space

A flood alert remains in force for the Western Isles issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency

more here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

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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