Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to the weekend ahead forecast for the islands. Normally I would post this on a Thursday but yesterday I was busy doing the forecast update for today’s severe weather.
At this stage on this Friday afternoon, the Met Office yellow weather warning for wind remains in force till 15:00 Friday afternoon.
Saturday and Sunday –
We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers on both Saturday and Sunday along with winds of 20 to 40 mph. These winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C
As you can see from this surface pressure chart for Saturday from the Met Office low pressure will dominate the weather as it sits between us and iceland
Monday – We will see a dry start to the day but heavy rain will move in across the islands during the afternoon and evening which will be accompanied by strengthening winds gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C
This spell of wet and windy weather will come about due to a low pressure system skirting past the Western Isles. The track and strength of the low pressure could change over the coming days so I will keep you updated. This image comes from the GFS 06Z run from the website WX charts.
Not quite the weekend granted but worth talking about as it looks like we will see another area of low pressure whipping in off the Atlantic which will give further spells of heavy rain to the islands and winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. Again a long way off as yet but it is something to keep an eye on.
Thanks for reading.