Wednesday 26th October 2022 forecast for the Western Isles.

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your forecast for Wednesday. First looking back at Tuesday and we saw plenty of cloud with some rain and showers. 5 mm of rain was recorded at the Stornoway Airport Met Office site and today’s high of 12.9C

Earlier today the Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued a flood alert for the Western Isles.

More here


A deepening area of low pressure will bring stronger winds on Wednesday. We will see heavy rain sweeping across the islands during the night. Pushing from South to North. Plenty of cloud. We will then see rain and showers on Wednesday itself with some sunny spells. Becoming drier in the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph during the afternoon and evening some stronger gusts reaching 60 mph can’t be ruled out. Winds will be from the East and South East shifting South West during the afternoon. Temps of 10C to 14C but feeling color in the wind chill.

Below is the Met Office surface pressure chart for Wednesday

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:25 and 17:52

South Uist – 08:27 and 17:59


Overnight rain and showers with winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Then into Thursday day plenty of cloud with winds of 20 to 40 mph easing under 20 mph to end the day. Temps of 11C to 14C


Further rain and showers overnight into the morning. Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers for the afternoon and evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Temps of 10C to 13C


A drier and brighter day with sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph strongest for Uist and Barra. Temps of 10C to 13C


Lots of uncertainty for Sunday. It will very much depend on the track of the area of low pressure. If it moves across the islands we could see some heavy rain and blustery winds. But if it moves further east t0 will be a drier day with sunshine and cloud and brisk winds. Will keep you updated.

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Have a great evening.

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