Saturday 16th July Weather forecast for the Western Isles.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing some clear skies and cloud with patchy rain. Most places are dry. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 15.9c

Overnight we are going to see a cloud dominating night with some patchy rain and drizzle. Some clear skies and winds under 20 mph.

Moring and afternoon – Staying overcast with some sunshine at times but mainly hazy sunshine. Spells of rain and drizzle. Turning more showery into the late afternoon. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Again mostly cloud with some patchy rain and drizzle. A few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 35 mph. Some gusts slightly stronger up to 40 mph along the Western Coasts of Lewis and Harris.

This chart below highlights the breezy evening across the islands on Saturday

Image courtesy of WX charts and GFS 12z model run

Winds will be from the South West and South. Temps of 9C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:45 and 22:16

South Uist – 04:56 and 22:14

Sunday – Overnight Saturday into Sunday will see a band of rain move across the Western Isles which will be heavy at times. It will clear away into Sunday day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Feeling warm. Winds easing under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 18C

Monday – Sunshine and cloud. Light winds. Feeling warm. Temps of 12C to 20C

Tuesday – Heavy rain for a time with plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 14C to 20C

Some of the longer range models are showing a period of very heavy rainfall on Tuesday. Something I keeping my eye on to see if this trend continues.

Wednesday – Overcast and cooler with winds under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 13C

This great tweet from my friend Dan Holley gives you an idea of past high temperatures across the UK and how next week is shaping up including for us in the Western Isles

Have a great evening

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