Thursday forecast – Another lively weather day

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across most of the islands. Wind gusting 30 mph and today’s high of 9.3C

A Scottish Environment Agency Flood Alert is in force for the entire Western Isles and a flood warning is also in force for Stornoway. For the very latest see the SEPA website.

Overnight – rain and drizzle. The cloud will dominate with spells of rain and drizzle. Mist low cloud and fog at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – An overcast morning with some sunny spells. Rain and drizzle at times. A band of rain will sweep across the islands. This will slowly edge in from the West by late morning. Winds will gust 20 to 40 mph at times late morning reaching 50 mph.

Afternoon – A narrow band of rain will sweep across the islands. It will be intense at times as it sweeps across the islands. Possibly thundery at times. Some hail mixed in. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph as the wind switches from the West to the North West.

Evening – Once the band of rain clears away we are going to see wintry showers moving across the islands. These will be squally and possibly thundery. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West shifting West and North West into the afternoon and evening. Temps of 3C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:27 and 16:53

South Uist – 08:27 and 17:01

Outlook

Friday – Winds will be from the West and North West gusting 20 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Rain and showers heavy at times. Some of the showers falling as sleet and snow. Temps of 2C to 7C

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – Rain and showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph at times. Mainly from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 10C becoming milder on Monday.

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.

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