Week ahead forecast – Staying very unsettled

Good evening Western Isles many have enjoyed the wintry conditions and there is still a lot of snow on the ground across Lewis and Harris. These showers are becoming more scatters. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high of 5.7C

So just a fairly short week ahead forecast at this stage and the next update after this evening will be on Tuesday.

Monday – Winds will abate for a time overnight further and the wintry showers will clear. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Into Monday the cloud will push back in with rain and drizzle which will be heavy at times. Winds will increase with further heavier rain moving in during the afternoon and evening. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph possibly some gusts reaching 55 mph from the West and South West. Temps will increase around 1 to 10C.

Tuesday – Will be yet another overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Showery later. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 2C to 7C

Wednesday – Winds will strengthen on Wednesday and we will once again see squally showers and at times these will be wintry. Some sunny spells in between. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 2C to 7C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Thursday – Another cold day with squally wintry showers. These heavy with snow at times. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds of 20. to. 40mph gusting 50 mph from the West and North West. Temps are expected to be close to or below freezing. Temps of 1C to 5C

Friday – Looks like being the best day of the week. A cold icy start with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be mainly under 25 mph from the North and North West. Mainly dry. Temps of -2C to 7C as it once again turns milder later.

Next week – Further rounds of wet and windy weather across the islands.

Have a great evening.

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