Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Morning brief.

On this Thursday morning. We are seeing a few showers across Lewis, Harris and North Uist. But for most it’s fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Overnight low of 1C winds of 10/30 mph.

Today – a few morning scattered showers. These will clear away to fine dry sunshine and cloud day. Feeling cold again. Winds of 10/30mph. Temps of 1C to 7C

Friday – breezy sunshine and cloud feeling cold.

Saturday – sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Sunday – overcast with scattered showers

Have a great day

Western Isles Weather Best Beach 2021 the contenders – Round 2 Isle of Harris.

Hello all. This is a blog post to showcase the photos submitted for round 2 of the competition. On Friday 5th of March the voting begins with 6 of these photos being taken into the final which will be voted on. This will be done on both Twitter or Facebook.

A big thank you to everyone who has shared photos.

Luskentyre – Kevin Mackinnon

May be an image of sky, body of water and nature

Crabhadail beach – Carol Ferguson

May be an image of coast, sky and nature

Seilebost – Morag Llewellyn

May be an image of nature, beach and ocean

Luskentyre – Alison Wilby

May be an image of sky, beach, nature and ocean

Luskentyre – Heather Hamilton

May be an image of nature

Nisabost – Anita Maclean

May be an image of beach, coast, nature and ocean

Scarista – Grace Mackinnon

May be an image of sky, beach, coast, nature and ocean

Sealibost – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature

Scarista – Mandy Macdonald

May be an image of coast, ocean, nature and beach

Luskentyre – Leanne Maclean

May be an image of ocean, coast, sky and nature

Luskentyre – Nicola Nikpavlovich

May be an image of nature and sky

Scarista – Nicola E Finlayson

May be an image of nature

Horgabost – Melanie MacAulay

May be an image of nature

Luskentyre – Bethan Rowlands

May be an image of mountain, sky, lake and nature

Hunish – Gael Hogarth

May be an image of nature, body of water and beach

Northton – Jen Leslie

May be an image of ocean, twilight, beach, nature, coast and cloud

Luskentyre – Janet Morrison

May be an image of sky, beach, coast, nature and ocean

Hushinish – Debbie Neilson

May be an image of nature

Luskentyre – Anor Eveswood

May be an image of nature, sky and coast

Luskentyre – Liz Waller

May be an image of nature

Scarista – Diana Calvert

May be an image of nature, sky, beach and ocean

Luskentyre – Rosan Proctor

May be an image of 1 person, standing and beach

Seleibost – Cal Robertson

May be an image of nature, sky, coast and ocean

Horgabost – Tiasha Foster

May be an image of twilight, sky, lake, mountain and nature

Horgabost – Rachel Younger

May be an image of ocean, nature and beach

Traigh Mheilein – Guy Redwood

May be an image of body of water, beach and nature

Sgarasta Mhor – Alf Sludden

May be an image of sky, coast, ocean, nature, twilight and beach

Tràigh Mhelein: It is just me, the otters and oystercatchers, the eiders and the eagles. Watching torpedoes of gannets dive, and sanderlings dance a ceilidh on the shore. My favourite beach 🙂

Originally tweeted by Vanessa Wright (@elgeeko1506) on March 2, 2021.

Tràigh Mheilein looking over the sound to Scarp.

Originally tweeted by Peter Edwards (@writesofway) on March 1, 2021.

Traigh an Iarr as the sun goes down February 2020

Originally tweeted by Mairi Ord (@MairiOrd) on March 1, 2021.

Scarp

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on March 1, 2021.

Voting starts Friday evening.

Thursday’s forecast – Cold front

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some sunny spells. Winds under 15 mph. Todays high so far of 7.0C

Overnight – An overcast night with some clear spells. We are going to see rain and showers for Lewis and Harris sinking southwards as the night goes on. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Showers for Lewis and Harris into Uists but dying out as the morning goes on. Overcast with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Mainly fine and dry with Sunshine. The cloud dominating. A few scattered showers but most places will be dry. Clear skies after sunset. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 1C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:13 and 18:02

South Uist – 07:16 and 18:08

3 days ahead

Friday – Sunshine and cloud cold.

Saturday – A day of sunshine and showers. Heavy at times.

Sunday – Sunshine and scattered showers.

Have a great evening,

Weather Watch 3rd March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing the cloud dominating. Some sunny spells but for most it’s cloudy. Winds under 15 mph and today’s high so far of 7.0C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Thursday – A weakening cold front drags colder air across the UK on Thursday. High pressure builds to the North of the UK. In the Western Isles it will be a rinse and repeat day of today. A cloud dominated day with some sunny spells. A few scattered showers are possible but most places will be dry. Winds will be from the East and North East. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – high pressure dominates across the UK. In the Western Isles. We are going to see a cloud dominated day. Some sunny spells. Increasing amounts of sunshine in the evening. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South West. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure declines back Eastwards into the North Sea. This will allow a weather front in from the West. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud for the Western Isles. We are likely to see rain and showers moving across the islands. These will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 3C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

It’s been a dull day across the UK today but some things of note on the Satellite view

Steve captured in Shetland last night

Global Weather News

Latest from the tropics

Severe flooding in Kentucky

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Morning brief.

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a cold start to the day with frost and ice widely. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 1.2C at Met office sure but some places did get below freezing. We are still seeing some lingering mist and fog patches. Mainly clear skies and cloud this morning.

Today – another mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Some lingerie mist and fog patches that will clear. Winds under 20 mph but gusting to 30 mph late evening. It should be dry but the odd scattered evening shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Thursday and Friday – early morning scattered showers Thursday but fine dry and sunny with light winds thereafter.

Saturday – more cloud and breezy

Have a great day

February 2021 weather stats for the Western Isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in February 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

It was a month of two halves. The first half of the month started off cold with further ice and snow. The second half of the month turned stormy and finally more settled at the very end of the month.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport had recorded 62.7 hours of sunshine during February. The sunniest Febuary since 2018 which had 89.2 hours of sunshine.`

There was 114.4 mm of rainfall in January the driest since 2018 which had 79.6 mm of rainfall.

South Uist had 86.8 mm of rain during the month.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles

Due to a cyber attack at SEPA we have no data.

Daily Records

We had one daily record during the month of February.

On this 7th Stornoway was the sunniest with 3.9 hours of sunshine.

No description available.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had nine weather warnings during the month of February. 6 for wind and 3 for snow and Ice.

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 13.

Yellow – 13

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 6

Snow and Ice – 8

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 0

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway 10.6C and South Uist 10.7C

Stornoway -1.4C and South Uist -2.7C

Winter for the UK from the Met Office

Most of the UK was above average for rainfall for winter away from the far North West of the UK.

Again Scotland came on top for more sunshine then on Average with plenty of sunshine during winter compared to average. Shetland at 154% above average was a notable standout.

Winter 2020 / 2021 sunshine anomaly map

The month of February had temperature contrasts with -23C at Braemar on the 11th February and 18.4C on the 24th at Santon Downham.

more here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/2021-winter-february-stats

Weather Watch 2nd March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Stubborn cloud for South Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high so far of 8.1C

The rest of today will be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Clear skies after sunset so temps will drop again with risk of frost and ice once more. Winds staying light.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – Things slowly changing. Becoming colder as as a cold front approaches from the North. a fine and dry day. High pressure builds across Iceland. A low pressure system forms to the South West of the UK. For us in the Western isles a sunshine and cloud day. It should be mainly dry but the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. A slight chance of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph from North West and North East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – The cold front moves across the Western Isles with high pressure over Scotland. It will be a colder day with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Most places fine and dry. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph so a little bit winder then we have seen of late. Winds will be from the East and North East. Temps of 1C to 6C and feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure firmly centered over the UK on Friday. The cold front of the previous few days has cleared away. A fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. winds under 20 mph for the Western Isles. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Some places witnessed the Northern Lights last night

This is pretty awesome

Global Weather News

Tropical Cyclone Niran has formed

The latest on Marian

Awesome time lapse shelf cloud from Alabama

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Tuesday morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, We are seeing blue skies and sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Wall to wall sunshine. Mist and fog patches in places. Frost and ice in places. Overnight low of 1.1C officially but some places were below freezing.

Today – We are going to see blue skies and sunshine. Prolonged sunshine for most with even wall to wall sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud which increases later. Clear skies after sunset. Some mist and fog with frost and ice at times. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 1C to 10C

Wednesday – Sunshine and light winds risk of frost and ice in the morning.

Thursday – Breezy sunshine and cloud. Feeling colder

Friday – Sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers.

Have a great day.

Tuesdays forecast – Still high pressure

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a dry end to the day with clear skies and cloud. Some mist and frog patches. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 9.6C

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. Some mist and fog. It will be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds under 20 mph.

Tuesday day – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Still plenty of slow and stubborn to clear cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Some mist and fog. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:19 and 17:58

South Uist – 07:22 and 18:03

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Light winds sunshine and cloud.

Thursday – Colder brisk winds sunshine and cloud.

Friday – Light winds settled.

Have a great evening,

Weather Watch 1st March 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. Its dry the best of the sunshine is for the Uist and Barra. Todays high of 9.9C so far. Winds under 15 mph.

Little change for the rest of the evening. Fine and mainly dry with sunshine and clear skies after sunset. Some mist and fog in places. Winds under 10 mph for the most part.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday – High pressure still dominates the weather across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but. most places should be dry. A slight chance of some morning frost and ice. We could see some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure still dominates the weather across the UK. A shallow low pressure sits to the South West of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. The cloud will mainly dominate. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but. most places should be dry. A slight chance of some morning frost and ice. We could see some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure develops North of the UK and a cold front moves across the UK bringing in cold air across the UK. For us in the Western Isles cold air will move in. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Some scattered showers. A day of sunshine and cloud as the cold front clears. A risk of frost and ice. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 0C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Today’s view from space

Global Weather News

Cyclone Marian is struggling with dry air today.

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Monday morning brief

On this Monday morning, We are seeing a mixed day. Sunshine and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 6.1C

Today – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Mainly dry for most but some light rain and drizzle in a few places. Clear skies after sunset with a slight risk of frost and ice. Mist and fog patches developing this evening. Winds under 20 mph Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 9C

Tuesday – Colder start with plenty of sunshine. Lighter winds.

Wednesday – Sunshine and light winds risk of frost and ice in the morning. Some light rain.

Thursday – Breezy sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Fireball spotted from the UK this evening 28th February

This just happened in the last couple of hours and some amazing footage already appearing. This will be a developing blog.

First what is a fireball from the American Meteor Society

A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation.

Here is some of the footage so far

Image from Starlings Roost Weather

I will update this further in the morning.

The week ahead forecast – Staying settled


Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been a beautiful weekend with blue skies and sunshine on Sunday. Some light rain on Sunday but mainly dry.

Tuesday – Little change for Tuesday across the Western Isles with high pressure firmly in charge. A day of blue skies and sunshine variable amounts of cloud. Some mist and fog in places. A risk of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 10C

Wednesday – A colder day. We are going to see light winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. High pressure remains in charge. A day of sunshine and cloud. The cloud increases as the day goes on. Some light rain drizzle. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 2C to 8C

Thursday – A colder day as winds shift to come in from the North East and brisk winds gusting 30 mph. We are going to see blue skies and sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. It should be a dry day. Temps of 2C to 8C

Friday – A cold day with a risk of frost and ice. Sunshine and cloud but a dry day. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of -1C to 5C

Next weekend – high pressure dominates mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Breezy and a bit milder.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – Welcome to spring

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 9.8C

Overnight – We are going to see clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle but most places will be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday day – A fine and dry day for most with some decent and prolonged sunshine the best of this in the afternoon. Some light rain and drizzle but this should clear by later morning and most places will stay dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East later in the day. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:22 and 17:55

South Uist – 07:24 and 18:01

A full week ahead forecast to follow.

Weather Watch 28th February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing fine dry conditions for most. Some light rain and drizzle. Sunshine and cloud but more cloud over Lewis and Harris. Best of the sunshine for Uist and Barra. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high so far of 9.8C

The rest of the day will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Some clear skies after sunset. Becoming a little more breezy. Some light rain and drizzle but for most staying dry.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Monday – High pressure continues to dominate the weather. A fine and dry day across the Western Isles with plenty of sunshine. Prolonged sunshine for most. Overnight cloud clearing away but still variable amounts of cloud. Winds becoming lighter and slight risk of some frost and ice evening. Winds will be from the South and South East under 20 mph. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Little change for Tuesday across the Western Isles with high pressure firmly in charge. A day of blue skies and sunshine variable amounts of cloud. Some mist and fog in places. A risk of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – A colder day. We are going to see light winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. High pressure remains in charge. A day of sunshine and cloud. The cloud increases as the day goes on. Some light rain drizzle. Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Stunning snow moon timelapse

Global Weather News

Marian is now a category 3 hurricane.

Ice pancakes in Duluth

Arcus roll cloud in Argentina

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 28th February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to our long range forecast. This is posted either once or twice a week covering from 4 days ahead to 10 days ahead. In this update coving from Thursday 4th March until Saturday 13th March.

Please note there is not a lot of accuracy for this kind of time frame. Anything beyond 4/5 days out becomes really difficult and subject to change so we will be looking at trends. Mainly take with a large vat of salt. We will be using the main two computer models for this. The ECMWF ( European Centre for medium range weather forecasts) which is based in Reading and the GFS (Global forecasting system) which is the American based global model.

This comes from the GFS 06z run and ECMWF 00Z run. I will refer to EC to save on typing.

Thursday 4th March

High pressure stays in control across the UK. The high pressure is now across the North of Scotland. Both models agree on some overnight rain and showers. Winds will be coming down from the North and North East will make it feel cold and there is a slight risk of some frost and ice. The rest of the day is expected to be fine and dry. Overcast with some sunny spells.

Friday 5th March

Once again good model agreement with high pressure in charge of the weather across the UK. The EC has the high pressure over Northern Scotland and the GFS has high pressure in the North Sea. This means for us in the Western Isles we are likely to see fine and dry conditions. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with mainly light winds. Another colder day with again a slight risk of some frost and ice.

Saturday 6th March

Some model disagreement for next Saturday. The EC keeps high pressure across the UK. With the high centered in the North Sea. Now for us in the Western Isles we are likely to see brisk winds with some rain and drizzle. The GFS has high pressure over the UK. But also brings in a shallow area of low pressure to our West and this would introduced some rain. Slightly milder weather than the previous few days.

Sunday 7th March

Some model differences for next Sunday. The EC still hangs on to the High pressure which is sitting over South East England. This would result in brisk winds across the Western isles with some rain and showers with the cloud dominating. The GFS slowly moves the low pressure system away and as it clears we are going to see a slack airflow with brisk winds. This would bring in some rain and showers.

Monday 8th March

Very different model solutions for next Monday. The EC shows high pressure declining away into Europe. It will remain fine dry and settled for the Western Isles. With a low pressure system moving into South West England. Now the GFS brings in a band of rain across the Western Isles to start the day. Then a rapidly deepening low pressure system would bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Western Isles later in the day. As you can see a long way off as yet so plenty of uncertainty.

Tuesday 9th March

Again lots of uncertainty and differences for a week on Tuesday. The EC builds in high pressure across the UK and fine dry conditions with Sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light. The GFS on the other hand keeps the low pressure system mentioned above moving to our North West. This would bring strong winds with heavy rain and wintry showers. Feeling cold in the wind chill.

10th, 11th, 12th and 13th March

Now this is the really long range. So take it with a large amount of salt and is the silly range. So with the GFS it suggests that we could see colder conditions once again with sleet and snow showers. A next deep area of low pressure moves in later in the period so a lot to keep an eye on. Winter isn’t fully done yet.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Featured image for this post is – Traigh Mhor by Muriel Dawn Mackenzie

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Sunday morning brief

On this Sunday morning, We are seeing a mixed day. Sunshine and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 6.1C

Today – We are going to see a cloud dominated day. Some light rain and drizzle. Some sunshine and this will be hazy at times. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 6C to 10C

Monday – Sunshine and dry with light winds.

Tuesday – Colder start with plenty of sunshine. Lighter winds.

Wednesday – Sunshine and light winds risk of frost and ice in the morning.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – More cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a fine and dry end to the day with clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 10.6C

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Sunday day – Fine and dry for most the odd shower cannot be ruled out but most places should be dry. The cloud dominating. Some sunshine. Decent spells of sunshine. Some mist and fog patches. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 07:24 and 17:53

South Uist – 07:27 and 15:79

3 days ahead

Monday and Tuesday – Fine dry sunshine and cloud light winds.

Wednesday – Risk of frost and ice. Winds light again.

Have a good evening.

Weather Watch 27th February 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. Some drizzle in spots. Today’s high of 10.6C. Winds under 20 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Sunday – High pressure remains firmly in control across the UK. 1040 mb centred in the North Sea. In the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry once again. A mixture of sunshine and cloud but we are expecting the cloud to dominate more. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure stays firmly in charge of the UK weather. Across the Western Isles a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Cloud increasing into the evening. Temps of 4C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A colder day as high pressure continues to dominate across the UK. A slight risk of some frost and ice in the morning on Tuesday. We are going to see a fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light under 20 mph. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Fogbows in Wales today

Some fairly large temperature contrasts for the UK today

Global Weather News

The latest on Marian

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome.

Best beach voting stage round 1 – Isle of Lewis

Welcome to the voting stage for round 1 of the best beach 2021. Round 1 is for the Isle of Lewis

We had some stunning photos entered and these 6 have been chosen to be voted on. It was a stunning selection and thank you to everyone who submitted photos.

So simple rules. Voting starts now and ends at 16:00 Sunday evening.

Please just vote for one photo from A to F. Only one vote per person.

If multiple letters are selected the first one is taken. If someone says all of the above your vote will be disregarded.

The votes will be counted up with the winner announced later on Sunday evening.

The winner will go into the grand final.

Please vote in the comments section on Twitter or Facebook

To make my life easier do not private message letters.

Thank you and enjoy. These are the 6 to vote on.

A. Reef Beach – Carol Ferguson

B. Bayble Beach – Eilidh Grant

C. Swainbost – Scott Davidson

D. Siaram – Kate Macleod

E. Helivig – Iain Stewart

F. The Braighe – Sharon Smith