Wednesday’s forecast – Windy and wintry

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing heavy showers moving across the islands. Clear skies and cloud. Some of the showers wintry at times. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high of 9.4C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind and snow comes into force at 13:00 Wednesday afternoon and expires at 15:00 Thursday afternoon. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

I am still doing shorter and limited updates at the moment but hope to back to normal towards the end of the week.

Wednesday – A day of squally showers these heavy at times with sleet and snow. Thundery at times with hail mixed in. We will see showers turning to snow. Some places could see a couple of cms of snow. Sleety rain the further south you are. Plenty of cloud with occasional sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 60 to 75 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 1C to 7C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Thursday – Overnight will see additional sleet and snow showers. Then into Thursday day further squally wintry showers. Winds will be from the West and South West gusting 50 to 60 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Friday – A ridge of high pressure builds in. Overnight winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Overcast morning winds easing and then heavy rain moves in later. Winds will increase again later. Winds will be from the North and then shifting South West later. Temps of 1C to 9C

Saturday – Winds ramp up again with a mainly dry day. Heavy rain moves in later. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. 70 mph is possible later in the day from the South. Temps of 5C to 10C

Have a great evening.

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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