Friday’s forecast for the Western isles – Wintry showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain, sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. These are heavy and squally. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today high of 9.8C but now down to 2.8C

A Scottish Environment Protection Agency has a flood alert for the Western Isles in force. For more see the SEPA website.

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud. Some wintry squally showers with sleet and snow at times. This could result in a covering of snow in places for a period of time. Some of the showers will be thundery with hail mixed in. Frost and ice in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further squally wintery showers. These again could result in some accumulations of snow for a time. In between the showers some sunny spells. Hail and sleet mixed in possibly thundery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud with wintry showers. These heavy and thundery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 2C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:24 and 16:55

South Uist – 08:25 and 17:03

Outlook

Saturday and Sunday – Squally wintry sleet and snow showers. Winds o. 20 to 40 mph from the West and North West. Temps of 2C to 6C

Monday – Heavy rain moves across the islands. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 60 mph from the South West. Temps 4C to 10C

Tuesday – Brisk winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Rain and showers with overcast conditions. Temps of 4C to 8C

Have a great evening.

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