Thursday 4th August Weather forecast for the Western Isles.

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the islands. Heavy in places with plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 15.8C

August has started in a similar vein to July with spells of rain plenty of cloud and limited amounts of sunshine. Overnight 3rd into the 4th saw a fairly mild night with temps at South Uist staying above 13.5C

Image credit to Roost Weather

Thursday

High pressure sits across much of the UK on Thursday but for us in the islands, a trough will move across the islands.

A trough as defined by the Met Office is

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/how-weather-works/synoptic-weather-chart

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some showers these will be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and showers. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. Showers will be fairly frequent and heavy. but some dry spells at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud with showers occasionally heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:23 and 21:39

South Uist – 05:31 and 21:38

Outlook

Friday – Sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers but mainly dry. Winds under 20 mph. From the West and North West. Temps of 12C to 16C

Saturday – An overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 12C to 17C

Sunday – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle along with plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 11C to 16C

Monday – Will be a much warmer day with again a chance of seeing the warmest day of the year so far. Sunshine and cloud with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 12C to 20C

Longer range and once again there is a lot of mixed signals. The EC model is favouring things becoming more settled but the GFS again keeps things unsettled for end of next week.

Have a great evening

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