The Weather Briefing 24th June 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to your latest weather briefing from Western Isles Weather. This will be the last one this week, we will be back with another weather briefing on Monday. Today we look at the weekend weather and next week’s weather for the Western Isles and Tiree. As well as more thunderstorm risk for England and stunning tornados in the USA.

Weather Outlook

In this section, we will discuss the upcoming weather for the islands in the coming days and at a long range. Saturday low pressure sits over Ireland and will feed rain and showers across the Western Isles which will be heavy at times. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine variable amounts of cloud. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Some of the showers on Saturday could be thundery at times. On Sunday the low pressure system moves across the Western Isles. Feeding in further spells of rain and showers heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Monday will give us some respite before the next area of low pressure moves in, some morning rain gives away to sunshine and cloud before further heavir rain moves in later in the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. The next area of low pressure moves in on Tuesday with spells of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Becoming showery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South East. Towards the end of next week we are likely to see more in the way of settled weather but with some rain at times. Some signs that things may become more settled with high pressure building in over next weekend but a long way off as yet.

Last 24 hours

After a dull start on Wednesday for most of our islands with mist, low cloud and fog in places with rain and drizzle. The afternoon and evening improved with 8 hours of sunshine for Stornoway and Tiree managed to pick up 4 hours of sunshine. Tiree has also unfortunately so far this month to 24th of June been the wettest place in Scotland and in second place for the wettest place in the UK at Met Office sites only. 62.8 mm of rainfall has fallen since the 1st of June. 97% of the long term average by the 24th of June.

Thanks to Roost Weather for the image.

A quite remarkable month of weather so far for Tiree. In comparison South Uist has had 50.1 mm and Stornoway 34.6 mm.


Away from our current weather, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for England and Scotland for today (Fridat) See the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

3 flood alerts have been issued by SEPA in Scotland associated with the thunderstorm risk

Waterspouts and Tornadoes

Quite the remarkable Waterspout in Russia on Wednesday

and a tornado capture by my friend Dan Holley in the USA

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

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