Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing
On this Thursday morning we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles this is heavy and slow-moving. The wind has also increased. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and an overnight low of 5.1C
A reminder a Met Office yellow water warning for snow and ice comes into force at 20:00 on Thursday evening and expires at 11:00 Friday morning. 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 alert for the Western Isles. Full details via the SEPA website
Today – Rounds of rain heavy and persistent at times will sweep across the Western Isles. Winds will gust 40 to 60 mph possibly to 70 mph for Uist and Barra. These winds will ease later and the heavy bands of rain will clear away to more squally showers and these will be wintry and possibly thundery to end the day. Winds will be from the south and then West. Temps of 0C to 8C
Friday – A. cold start with sleet and snow showers. Feeling cold rain later with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.
Saturday – Rain and showers with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Becoming milder.
Sunday – Lighter winds with sunshine and cloud.
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.