Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing rain and drizzle with plenty of cloud across the Western Isles. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and an overnight low of 8.3C

A reminder a flood alert remains in place for the Western Isles and a flood warning for Stornoway from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. For the very latest see the SEPA website.

Today – Rain will spread across the entire Western Isles during this morning. A band of heavier rain will move into all parts during the late morning and early afternoon. This will be accompanied by strengthening winds. Once the band of rain clears we will be into a showery regime. Squally showers that at times will be wintry. We will see some sleet and snow falling for a time. The greatest risk will be over higher ground. Some of the showers could be thundery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph during the passage of the band of rain. Winds will be from the West and South West shifting to come from the West and North West after the passage of the cold front during the early afternoon. Temps of 2C to 10C

Friday – Rain sleet and snow showers. Frequent throughout the day. Brisk winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Saturday and Sunday – Further rain, sleet and snow showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 60 mph on Sunday for a time.

Have a great day.

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