Friday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing clear skies and cloud with some showers and heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 13.9C

A day of mixture fortunes across the Western isles on Friday with 3.4 mm of rain at Stornoway and 4.3 hours of sunshine. Showers over the Uist and Barra this evening. Some parts of Harris got 6 mm of rain in the past 24 hours. It did feel noticeably cooler as well.

So Friday we are going to see high pressure strengthen across the Western Isles with the high centred to our West. As a result, we should see some single figure temperatures for the overnight low.

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud. Under clearing skies, we are going to see temps getting down to 5C in some spots but for Uist and Barra are expected to stay closer to 10C. A few showers and these will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. A few showers again, but fairly scattered. Some of these will be heavy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud with some clear skies after sunset. A few scattered showers but mainly dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:56 and 19:43

South Uist – 07:01 and 19:47

Outlook

Saturday – We are going to see an overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North and North West. Temps of 10C to 14C

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph as high pressure continues to dominate. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 10C to 15C

Tuesday – Turning milder again. Plenty of cloud with some rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 17C

Looking further ahead into next week and we could see some heavier rainfall totals into the middle of next week. I will take a more detailed look at that tomorrow evening,

Have a great evening

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