Thursday’s forecast – Sunshine and showers

Good evening Western isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing showers moving across the Islands. Clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high of 11.1C

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud. Showers which will be wintry at times. Winds of 20 to to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Rain and showers which will be heavy and at times wintry. Some decent sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting

Evening – Clear skies and cloud. Scattered showers. Clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:41 and 16:36

South Uist -08:41 and 16:45

Outlook

Friday – Rain and Showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Saturday – Rain and showers with spells of rain heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 moh gusting 50 to 60 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunday – Rain and showers. These heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph. Variable direction temps of 3C to 11c

Monday – Brisk winds gusting 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Showers. Temps of 3C to 8C

Have a great evening.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 5.8C

Today – An overcast day with some rain and drizzle the morning. Heavier rain will feed in during the afternoon and turning showery into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 65 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds from the North West.

Friday – Rain and showers overcast with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Saturday – Overnight rain with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. Showery thereafter and winds ease a little.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Windy

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a few scattered showers. Clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 9C

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud. Some scattered showers. Winds will increase gusting 40 to 50 mph

Morning – Rain and drizzle will move across the islands heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Afternoon and evening – A band of heavy rain will sweep across the islands. Then turning showers behind it with clear skies and cloud into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph possibly 70 mph in some more exposed coastal spots.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:41 and 16:36

South Uist – 08:43 and 16:43

Outlook

Thursday – Sunshine and showers from the North West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 5C to 9C

Friday – Rain and showers with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Saturday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph possibly 70 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Sunday – Dry start rain later with winds increasing gusting 50 to 60 mph at times reaching 70 mph.

Have a great evening.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing rain and showers moving across large parts of the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Mist and fog in places. Winds gusting 40 mph and an overnight low of 7.1C

Today – A cloud dominating day with spells of rain and drizzle. These will be heavy at times. Becoming drier and brighter later in the day with some sunny spells. Winds will be from the West and South West around 20 to 40 mph easing later. Temps of 5C to 10C

Wednesday – Heavy rain pushes in with strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph into the evening gusting 60 mph.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds from the North West.

Friday – Rain and showers overcast with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – We haven’t had too much cloud lately let’s have some more

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle across parts of the Western Isles. For most it’s dry. Some mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 9.7C

Overnight – An overcast night with spells of rain and showers these will be heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Plenty of cloud. Rain and showers heavy at times. Some sunny spells these increasing into the afternoon. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:45 and 16:31

South Uist – 08:45 and 16:40

Outlook

Wednesday – heavy rain moves across the islands with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Thursday – Brisk winds sunshine and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 4C to 8C

Friday – Dry start rain moves in later with winds gusting 50 to 60 mph from the South West. Temps of 4C to 11C

Saturday – Winds slowly easing overcast with drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph winds from the North West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Have a great evening.

Western Isles Weather presents talking tropics 24th January 2022

Hello and welcome to a blog where I talk about my passion for tropical weather which includes hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons from any basin in the world. Please note that this blog should not be used for the latest information on tropical cyclones around the world and the latest warnings and information should be obtained from your regional tropical experts.

This blog will feature tweets, youtube videos, Facebook updates and anything else of interest I can find about tropical weather. Giving you a lowdown as to what is occurring across the globe.

South West Indian Ocean

Tonight takes us to the south West Indian Ocean with Tropical Storm Ana it has made landfall on Mozambique

The latest from the BBC Weather

A few images and videos starting to emerge

On this day – in 1974 tropical Cyclone Wanda hit Australia.

It brought the worst flooding in a century to Brisbane. 300 mm fell in 24 hours.

More here https://timswww.com.au/the-1974-floods-cyclone-wanda-her-fury/

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain moving across large parts of the Western Isles. This is heavy in places. Drier the further South you are. The cloud dominating. Winds gusting 40 mph and an overnight low of 8.6C

Today – Another overcast day with spells of rain heavy and slow moving at times. Some drizzle with most and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph easing into the middle of the day from variable directions. Temps of 5C to 10C

Tuesday – Rain and showers with brisk winds. Turning milder again. Once more overcast.

Wednesday – Heavy rain pushes in with strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph into the evening gusting 60 mph.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds from the North West.

Have a great day.

Monday and Weekahead forecast – mumble

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain across large parts of the Western Isles. The cloud is dominating. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high of 9.5C so far.

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud with further spells of rain and drizzle. Heavy at times. Winds slowly easing around 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Again the cloud will dominate with spells of rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud. Some rain and drizzle but becoming drier and brighter. Winds under 20 mph

Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:47 and 16:29

South Uist – 08:46 and 16:38

Outlook

Tuesday – Brisk winds sunshine and showers from the South West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 9C

Wednesday – Rain and showers gusting 40 to 50 mph possibly gusting 60 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Thursday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds from the North West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 5C to 9C

Friday – Drier brighter overcast with brisk winds. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Next weekend – Strong winds and showers gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Have a great evening,

Winter so far for the Western Isles

Hello and welcome to this blog taking a look at the winter weather for the Western Isles. December and January have been both dull and mild.

The temperature has yet to officially go below freezing at Stornoway Airport this winter so far. The average temperature being 6.1C

last winter by the same point we had 6 days where below freezing temperatures were recorded.

The temperature has yet to officially go below freezing at South Uist this winter. The average temperature being 7C

last winter by the same point South Uist had 7 days where below freezing temperatures were recorded.

Thanks to roost weather for the graphics http://starlingsroost.ddns.net/weather/index.php

I have also written a blog on our lack of sunshine in recent months

We have seen a few windy days during December and January with 4 days for Stornoway and 5 for South Uist over 60 mph more here

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles this is heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph and an overnight low of 9.5C

Today – An overcast day once again with spells of rain and drizzle this will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph from the South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler.

Tuesday – Rain and showers with brisk winds. Turning milder again. Once more overcast.

Wednesday – Heavy rain pushes in with strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – Rinse and repeat

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 10.4C

Overnight – An overcast night with further spells of rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – yes you know it overcast with further spells of rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph

Afternoon and evening – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. This heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:49 and 16:27

South Uist – 08:48 and 16:36

Outlook

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and cloud. Sunny spells scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 4C to 8C

Tuesday – Overcast with brisk winds some rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Wednesday – Another overcast day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 gusting 50 mph. Temps of 8C to 11C

Thursday – A day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Have a great evening

Western Isles Weather presents talking tropics 22nd January 2022

Hello and welcome to a blog where I talk about my passion for tropical weather which includes hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons from any basin in the world. Please note that this blog should not be used for the latest information on tropical cyclones around the world and the latest warnings and information should be obtained from your regional tropical experts.

This blog will feature tweets, youtube videos, Facebook updates and anything else of interest I can find about tropical weather. Giving you a lowdown as to what is occurring across the globe.

South West Indian Ocean

Tonight takes us to the South West Indian Ocean to a developing system moving over Madagascar.

Another view
Image

From BBC Weather

On this day in 22 Janaury 2013 Cylone Oswald was moving across Australia dumping significant amounts of rainfall

Oswald Jan 21 2013 0425Z.jpg
NASA, MODIS/ LANCE – http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/wms/?zoom=3&lat=-22.54687&lon=146.0625&layers=000B0FFFFT&datum1=01/21/2013

From Wiki –

Rainfall was initially the heaviest around Tully where approximately 1,000 mm (39 in) of rain fell, with 632 mm (24.9 in) falling over 48 hours. The town of Ingham was completely cut off due to high waters. Residents in the town were advised to stock up on emergency supplies as the Herbert River rose rapidly after 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain fell in the town in just three hours. A brief tornado or waterspout with winds of 140 km/h (87 mph) touched down near Hay Point.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Oswald

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Overnight low of 8.3C

Today – An overcast day with some spells of light rain and drizzle as well as mist and low cloud. Occasional sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Sunday – Overcast with rain and drizzle. Winds increasing and will gust 40 to 50 mph with heavy rain moving in later.

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler.

Tuesday – Rain and showers with brisk winds. Turning milder again.

Have a great day.

Saturdays forecast – more cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Today’s high of 8.5C. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with rain and drizzle. This will be heavy at times. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Saturday day – An overcast day with occasional sunny spells. Rain and drizzle which will be heavy at times. Cloud dominating with some mist and low cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:50 and 16:25

South Uist – 08:50 and 16:35

Outlook

Sunday – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph possibly 60 mph into the evening for a time. Rain and showers heavy rain later. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Monday – Sunshine and showers as winds ease. Under 20 mph from the West and Temps of 5C to 10C

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud. Breezy. Chilly start for Lewis and Harris. Winds from the South and South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Wednesday – Heavy rain and strong winds using 50 to 60 mph from the South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Have a great evening.

Where did the sun go?

Good evening all its been a dull month across our islands. There is no signs of much sunshine across the next 9 days. We only have one sunshine recording Met Office station in the Western isles this is based at Stornoway Airport and it is well below the long term average for sunshine for January.

January is one of the dullest months of the year. A combination of lack of daylight hours and plenty of cloud.

So far the sunniest day has generated just 2 hours of sunshine with 9.4 hours for the entire month to date. This is just 28% of the long term average

2010 was the sunniest January in the last 20 years with 49.1 hours of sunshine.

2020 was another dull January with just 12.8 hours of sunshine. The dullest since records began in the 30s

More from starlings roost weather here http://starlingsroost.ddns.net/weather/ukclimate/map.php?code=Stor15

December was another dull month

A map of the UK showing below average sunshine duration for December for much of the UK.

and October

Autumn as a whole was very dull

Map showing near-average sunshine hours in the south for Autumn in the UK, but duller-than-average in the northwest of the UK.

It’s making me long for July which was well above the long term average.

A map of the UK showing average sunshine duration for regions versus the long term average. The map shows many western areas had above average hours of sunshine in the month, especially western Scotland. Eastern areas have closer to average sunshine hours.

So what has caused this dull weather? It has been a very settled few months with high pressure dominating. This tends to bring more in the way of stubborn to clear cloud.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Friday morning we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Most places dry. Mist and low cloud in patches. Winds under 20 mph and overnight low of 5.7C

Today – An overcast day with some spells of light rain and drizzle mist and low cloud. Occasional sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West andSouth West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Saturday – Overcast day with brisk winds. Mild with light rain and drizzle.

Sunday – Overcast with rain and drizzle. Winds increasing gusting 40 to 50 mph with heavy rain moving in later.

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Still mild, Still grey

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 7.9C

Overnight – A mostly overcast night with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday – Another mostly overcast day with some sunny spells. Some rain and drizzle. This increasing into the evening with some mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:52 and 16:22

South Uist – 08:51 and 16:32

Outlook

Saturday – Overcast with rain and drizzle with brisk winds from the South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Sunday – South West with overcast conditions and light rain. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Temps of 7C to 10C

Monday – Light winds sunshine and showers. Winds form the West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 4C to 9C

Tuesday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Have a great evening

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing a chilly start to the day. Rain and scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 1.3C

Today – Some rain and showers these becoming more scattered as the day goes on. Rain and drizzle at times. Some morning frost and ice. Plenty of cloud but in the breaks in the cloud some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North West. Temps of 2C to 9C

Friday – Another overcast and mild day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds increase as the day goes on.

Saturday – Overcast day with brisk winds. Mild with light rain and drizzle.

Sunday – Overcast with rain and drizzle. Winds increasing gusting 40 to 50 mph with heavy rain moving in later.

Have a great day.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles these are heavy in places. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and an overnight low of 6C

Today – We are going to see rain and showers these heavy at times. Some decent sunshine where cloud breaks. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. More clear skies into the evening and showers becoming more scattered. Temps drops and we are going to see a risk of frost and ice. Winds under 30 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Thursday – A cold start to the day. Then sunshine and cloud lighter winds. Some drizzle at times.

Friday – Another overcast and mild day with some light rain and drizzle.

Saturday – Overcast day with brisk winds. Mild with light rain and drizzle.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Showery

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some rain and showers. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 9.2C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with rain and showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and cloud. Further rain and showers. These heavy at times. Becoming more scattered later in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Clear skies and cloud. A few lingering showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. Turning colder with a risk of frost and ice.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:55 and 16:18

South Uist – 08:54 and 16:27

Outlook

Thursday – Cold and overcast start with some rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Friday and Saturday – Brisk winds with sunshine and cloud. Scattered showers. Winds of 20 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Sunday – Overcast with rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Have a great evening.