Thursday 14th July Weather forecast for the Western Isles.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with rain and drizzle across much of Lewis and Harris. Drier across Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 14.7C

It was a wet start to the day with some heavy showers across South Uist with 7 mm of rain falling. Not a significant amount of rain but quite heavy for July. Laxdale on Harris also recorded 7 mm of rainfall during some heavy early morning showers.

Image courtesy of Roost Weather for the South Uist rainfall

Thursday

Overnight plenty of cloud with spells of rain and drizzle. Showers which will be heavy at times with some early morning sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent spells of sunshine but still plenty of cloud. Showers frequent at times and will merge into some occasional longer spells of rain. Becoming more scattered later in the day. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud with further showers fairly well scattered but heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West and West. Temps of 11C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:42 and 22:19

South Uist – 04:53 and 22:17

Outlook

Friday – Early morning rain is expected to clear away to a mainly dry day with sunshine and cloud. Light winds under 20 mph. Temps of 11C to 16C

Saturday – An overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph later in the day. Temps of 12C to 16C

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud and staying mainly dry. Turning warmer we could see the highest temperatures of the year so far. We might finally break 20C

Looking ahead to next week and it’s looking like that we will see a high pressure dominated start to the week and as mentioned above we could see our first 20C of the year in the islands at Met Office site but we also keep any on a thunder breakdown for the middle of next week. A long way off as yet but something I am keeping an eye on.

Have a great evening

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