Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain and showers across most of the Western Isles with plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Winds gusting 30 mph and an overnight low of 12C

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – Sunshine and cloud some decent and prolonged sunshine at times. Showers this morning and afternoon which will be heavy at times. Bands of rain will move in during the evening this will become heavy at times. Most of the rain will fall across Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph later. Temps of 10C to 16C

Outlook

Tuesday – Rain and showers with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Wednesday and Thursday – Sunshine and showers with lighter winds.

Have a great day

Mondays and week ahead forecast – More rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing plenty of cloud with rain and showers moving across the islands. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 16C

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud with rain and showers. Heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – SUnshine and cloud with showers. Some rain at times but plenty of dry conditions. Some rain encroaching from the West later in the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Rain will move in from the West and it will become heavy at times. It will not reach all by the end of the day. Plenty of cloud with some sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:34

South Uist – 04:34 and 22:31

Outlook

Tuesday – Heavy and slow moving rain for Uist and Barra. Sunshine and cloud for Lewis and Harris with showers here. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Wednesday and Thursday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Easing for a time on Thursday. Winds gusting 40 mph. Temps of 11C to 15C

Friday – Sunshine and showers with winds under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Next weekend – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 30 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Have a great evening.

The Weather Briefing 24th June 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to your latest weather briefing from Western Isles Weather. This will be the last one this week, we will be back with another weather briefing on Monday. Today we look at the weekend weather and next week’s weather for the Western Isles and Tiree. As well as more thunderstorm risk for England and stunning tornados in the USA.

Weather Outlook

In this section, we will discuss the upcoming weather for the islands in the coming days and at a long range. Saturday low pressure sits over Ireland and will feed rain and showers across the Western Isles which will be heavy at times. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine variable amounts of cloud. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Some of the showers on Saturday could be thundery at times. On Sunday the low pressure system moves across the Western Isles. Feeding in further spells of rain and showers heavy at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Monday will give us some respite before the next area of low pressure moves in, some morning rain gives away to sunshine and cloud before further heavir rain moves in later in the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. The next area of low pressure moves in on Tuesday with spells of heavy rain moving across the Western Isles. Becoming showery at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South East. Towards the end of next week we are likely to see more in the way of settled weather but with some rain at times. Some signs that things may become more settled with high pressure building in over next weekend but a long way off as yet.

Last 24 hours

After a dull start on Wednesday for most of our islands with mist, low cloud and fog in places with rain and drizzle. The afternoon and evening improved with 8 hours of sunshine for Stornoway and Tiree managed to pick up 4 hours of sunshine. Tiree has also unfortunately so far this month to 24th of June been the wettest place in Scotland and in second place for the wettest place in the UK at Met Office sites only. 62.8 mm of rainfall has fallen since the 1st of June. 97% of the long term average by the 24th of June.

Thanks to Roost Weather for the image.

A quite remarkable month of weather so far for Tiree. In comparison South Uist has had 50.1 mm and Stornoway 34.6 mm.

Thunderstorms

Away from our current weather, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for England and Scotland for today (Fridat) See the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

3 flood alerts have been issued by SEPA in Scotland associated with the thunderstorm risk

Waterspouts and Tornadoes

Quite the remarkable Waterspout in Russia on Wednesday

and a tornado capture by my friend Dan Holley in the USA

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Friday morning, we are seeing plenty of cloud with some rain and drizzle. Winds under 10 mph and an overnight low of 12C

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – Today sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine. Spells of rain and drizzle. Turning showery this evening these showers heavy at times. Possibly thundery showers. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 11C to 17C

Outlook

Saturday – A wet start then sunshine and showers. Some prolonged sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South East.

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Tuesday – Spells of rain heavy at times. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day

Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival 2022

I have been asked to do a forecast for the Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival which starts this Saturday. Please follow the link below to learn more about the festival.

The Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival 2022 will take place this year from Saturday 25 June to Saturday 02 July. https://www.outerhebrideswildlifefestival.co.uk/

Saturday – A day of sunshine and showers. These heavy at times. Some heavy morning rain which will clear. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South East around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 12C to 18C

Sunday and Monday – Again sunshine and showers will be a theme. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Some of the showers will be heavy and a times merging into some longer spells of rain. Heavier rain moving in from the West late in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South East.

Tuesday – Overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some sunshine at times. Winds easing across Lewis and Harris as the day goes on. Winds will be from the South East. Temps of 10C to 15C

Wednesday and Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with lighter winds. Scattered showers. Winds will be from the South and South East with winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 10C to 13C.

Friday and Saturday – A long way off as yet but I will still be doing daily updates at least twice a day over the course of the week so please check back for latest updates. Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds will be under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 15C

Have a great week and enjoy any event if you attend. Feel free to share any photos with us.

The Weather Briefing 23rd June 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to your latest weather briefing from Western Isles Weather. Today we are going to take a look at the weather for the rest of this week, the weekend and and next week for our islands. Lenticular clouds in Scotland and thunderstorm risk in England and Wales.

Weather Outlook

In this section, we are going to discuss the upcoming weather for the islands in the coming days and at a long range. Friday low pressure sits close to Ireland. This will feed rain and showers across the islands. Heavy at times and possibly thundery in nature. In between plenty of sunshine and feeling warm. Winds mainly light but strengthening for Tiree gusting 40 mph here to end the day. Saturday and Sunday the low pressure system will slowly move Northwards feeding more rain and showers across the islands. We will see some longer spells of rain at times. In between some sunny spells. We could see further thundery showers. In between some decent spells of sunshine. It will be fairly windy with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph the further South you are. Monday one area of low pressure departs with showers and further spells of rain. Becoming drier and brighter for a time before the next area of low pressure moves towards the islands on Tuesday again with further strong winds and heavy rain. The rest of next week and once again further spells of unsettled weather with more rain and showers. Beyond that is really into the long range again things are expected to stay unsettled with no clear indications of more settled weather.

Last 24 hours

We had no weather extremes in the past 24 hours of note. Stornoway managed to climb out of the bottom 10 of coolest places but South Uist and Tiree stayed in the bottom 10 with Tiree having a chilly 13.9C

Thanks to Starlings Roost Weather for the image.

The weather on Wednesday was dominated by cloud, mist, and drizzle again. Reductions in visibility and mainly light winds.

Thunderstorms

Away from our current weather, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for England and Wales for Thursday See the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

Lenticular clouds

There were some stunning lenticular clouds spotted over Scotland last night

More from the Met Office on Lenticular Clouds here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/types-of-weather/clouds/other-clouds/lenticular#:~:text=Lenticular%20clouds%20are%20a%20visible,a%20few%20hundred%20metres%20away.

and finally this insane lightning photo from the USA

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Thursdays forecast – Sunshine and cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing plenty of cloud and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Winds gusting 30 mph and todays high of 15C

Overnight – Overcast with spells of light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Rain and drizzle mainly light. Some late morning sunny spells. Mist and low cloud in patches. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Sunshine and cloud. With some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud with some patchy rain in places but for most it will be a fine and dry end to the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 11C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:20 and 22:35

South Uist – 04:31 and 22:31

Outlook

Friday – Sunshine and showers. Possibly thundery at times with lighter winds. Temps of 10C to 18C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Some thundery showers. Temps of 10C to 18C

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with showers at times. Temps of 10C to 13C

Have a great evening.

The Weather Briefing 22nd June 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to your latest weather briefing from Western Isles Weather. Today we are going to take a look at the weather for the rest of this week, the weekend and towards next week for our islands. Highlighting any notable weather or significant weather and looking at the latest trends. We will also be looking at thunderstorm warnings in England. The last 24 hours of weather for our islands and severe hailstorms in France.

Weather Outlook

In this section, we are going to discuss the upcoming weather for the islands in the coming days and at a long range. Thursday we are going to see an another overcast with patchy rain and drizzle. Mist low cloud and fog in places. Some sunny spells. With winds gusting 10 to 30 mph. Low pressure forms to the West of our islands on Thursday and low pressure will be the main theme of the weekend’s weather. On Friday an elongated area of low pressure will bring spells of rain to the Western Isles and Tiree. This will be heavy at times. Still some uncertainty on the exact position of the low pressure system. It will still be a fairly mild day. A whole heap of uncertainty with this weekend. It will very much depend on the position of the low pressure system. At the moment we are expecting to see sunshine and showers some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud with winds gusting 40 mph. Next week and it is a long way off as yet but once again it looks like areas of low pressure will feed in further spells of rain and showers across the UK. Keeping the unsettled theme for us across our islands.

Last 24 hours

We had no weather extremes in the past 24 hours of note. Stornoway, South Uist and Tiree were all back in the bottom 10 for the lowest maximum temperature on Tuesday.

Thanks to Starlings Roost Weather for the image.

Cloud, mist, and fog were the main theme of the day on Tuesday. Tiree added another 2 mm of rainfall to the monthly total overnight Monday into Tuesday. Winds were light and temperatures were in the mid teens with little or no sunshine.

Thunderstorms

Away from our current weather, the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for England and Wales for Tuesday. See the Met Office website or app for the very latest.

France

In France, they have had some severe thunderstorms which have brought torrential hail.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing plenty of cloud with some mist and low cloud with mist and fog patches in places. Winds under 20 mph and overnight low of 11C

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – An overcast day once again with some sunny spells. Occasionally hazy sunshine. Some mist and low cloud. Spells of light rain and drizzle. Winds will be from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Outlook

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Scattered showers.

Friday – Overcast with spells of rain heavy at times. Lighter winds.

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day

Wednesdays forecast – Brisk winds with plenty of cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing plenty of cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 15C

Overnight – Plenty of cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud with fog at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Overcast with occasional sunny spells. Some light rain and drizzle. Mist low cloud and some fog patches. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Overcast again with some sunny spells. Light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 10C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:20 and 22:35

South Uist – 04:31 and 22:31

Outlook

Thursday – Overcast with brisk winds. With some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 10C to 17C

Friday – Lighter winds but plenty of cloud. Spells of rain heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers. Heavy at times. Winds gusting 40 mph on Saturday under 20 mph on Sunday. Temps of 10C to 16C

Have a great evening,

The Weather Briefing 21st June 2022

Good afternoon and welcome to your latest weather briefing from Western Isles Weather. Today is the Summer Solstice, yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far for Scotland and last night was a wet night for the West Coast of Scotland. This blog is also going to take a look at the upcoming weather for the islands.

Weather Outlook

In this section, we are going to discuss the upcoming weather for the islands in the coming days and at a long range. Wednesday we are likely to see patchy rain and drizzle with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some mist and low cloud at times with brisk winds. Winds gusting 30 mph with a high of 16C. Thursday a day of sunshine and cloud. Some rain could edge in the West coast as the day progress but the heaviest of the rain at this stage is expected to stay off shore. Again winds of 10 to 30 mph with a high of 16C. A slow moving frontal system sits to our West.

Moving towards the weekend and there is plenty of uncertainty and low pressure will be the dominating theme. The general consensus from the main forecast models is an area of low pressure close to the North West of the UK feeding in bands of rain and showers across the UK. Heavy showers and the chance of some longer spells of rain at times. In between some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds gusting 40 mph as well. So yet again another fairly windy weekend. Nothing significant for us but noticeable in the middle of summer.

Next week and beyond. There have been some hints are things becoming more settled and drier as we head towards the end of the month and early July but a long way off as yet. Recent forecast model runs have suggested that next week will see more unsettled weather with more areas of low pressure moving across the UK with the hints of high pressure building not coming to fruition.

Summer Solstice

So we are on the count down back to winter after today with the nights slowly drawing in. It is the same joke that I make every single Summer Solstice. We will still see plenty of blue skies and sunshine and hopefully warmer weather but so far this year the late spring and early summer haven’t been great. We normally have a mixed bag of weather in summer anyway but this year feels worse but has it actually been worse?

One of the indicators that I go for is temperature. We haven’t seen an official 20C day yet during spring and summer so far this year. Quite often we would see a 20C by the end of May, especially at the South Uist site. Since 2015 we have seen 5 out of 7 years 20C happening before the end of May. 2015 was a later year with it being towards the end of August before the first 20C day.

Date of the first 20C of the year at Stornoway Airport and South Uist – as you can see it moves around a lot.

2021 SY 31st May – SU July 23rd

2020 SY 29th May – SU same date

2019 SY 25th July – SU May 28th

2018 SY 27th June – SU May 27th

2017 SY 26th May – SU May 25th

2016 SY 19th July – SU May 9th

2015 SY 23rd Aug – SU same date

We have also seen a lack of sunshine. May 2022 only had 105 hours of sunshine at Stornoway Airport which was just 52% of the long term average.

20th / 21st June rainfall

A Weather front brought rainfall across the Western Isles during the course of Monday into Tuesday. 12 mm of rainfall fell at Tiree and 9.4 mm of rain at South Uist. ( No data currently showing for Stornoway Airport). The 9.4 mm of rainfall at South Uist helped contribute to it being the wettest place in the UK on Monday.

Not significant amount of rainfall by any stretch but adds to the totals and continues the recent spell of dull and unsettled weather we have seen over the last couple of weeks.

Warmest day of the year for Scotland

Scotlands warmest day of the year so far occurred on Monday 20th June with 24.5C being recorded at Aboyne

For us in the Western Isles and Tiree we were in the region of 8/9C cooler. In Stornoway, Tiree and South Uist all in the bottom 6 for the lowest maximum temperatures on Monday.

Thanks to Starlings Roost Weather for the image.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Monday and week ahead forecast – Mixed week

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mainly fine and dry evening with clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 13C

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud with some mist and fog in patches. Early morning sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – Sunshine and cloud with some mist and low cloud in patches.Some patchy rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Sunshine and cloud with spells of rain and showers. Heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some mist low cloud and fog at times.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 9C to 14C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:19 and 22:34

South Uist – 04:31 and 22:31

Outlook

Tuesday – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Wednesday and Thursday – Sunshine and cloud with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 14C

Friday – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. Lighter winds. Temps of 10C to 15C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Temps of 9C to 14C

Have a great week.

Week ahead outlook 19th June

Good afternoon all. We are going to discuss the upcoming weather for the week ahead across the Western Isles. Covering any notable weather and general trends. Our normal week ahead forecast will be online this evening.

  • This week will see high pressure dominating across the UK but it will be a slack area of high pressure with shallow areas of low pressure. This will stop things from becoming too settled across the islands.
  • Monday will see a cold front move across the Western Isles. We will bring spells of rain heavy at times with plenty of cloud.
  • Into the middle of the week it will be breezy and fairly overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. Some sunshine at times.
  • Towards the end of the week shallow areas of low pressure will bring spells of rain and drizzle. Again plenty of cloud. Depending on the exact placement of the low pressure systems will determine how much rain we will see.
  • Next weekend is a long way off as yet but seems to be a good agreement that low pressure will dominate the weather bringing rounds of rain heavy at times. Not expecting strong winds with this.
  • Still no signs of us hitting 20C yet this year. Also, no real signs in the long range of us having a longer more prolonged settled spell as we head toward July.

Have a great week.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing sunshine and cloud with some rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 10C

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – Some sunshine this morning but plenty of cloud and this will move into all areas with rain and drizzle pushing in. Some drier spells during the afternoon but rain and drizzle never too far away. Mist and low cloud will hinder visibility. Into the evening heavy and persistent rain will sweep across the entire Western Isles and will be slow moving at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 15C

Outlook

Friday – heavy overnight rain giving away to sunshine and cloud. With scattered showers winds gusting 40 mph.

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 40 possibly 50 mph for a time.

Have a great day

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing rain and drizzle moving across the Western Isles. This is heavy in places. Winds gusting 30 mph and an overnight low of 11C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – An overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle heavy at times. Some mist and low cloud. Becoming drier by the end of the day. Occasional sunny spells. Winds from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 10C to 15C

Outlook

Wednesday – Spells of rain heavy at times, Overcast winds gusting 40 mph.

Thursday – Rain and showers. Winds gusting 40 mph. Heavy rain moving in later.

Friday – Further spells of rain heavy at times winds gusting 40 mph at times 50 mph during the early morning.

Have a great day

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Monday morning, we are seeing plenty of cloud with some rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud in patches. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 10C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – An overcast day with some sunshine at times. Spells of rain and drizzle this morning and into the afternoon. Scattered showers into the evening but for most, it will be a dry end to the day. Winds will be from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 9C to 15C

Outlook

Tuesday and Wednesday – Plenty of cloud with rain and showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Thursday – Rain heavy and persistent moves in with winds gusting 40 mph.

Have a great day

Mondays and week ahead forecast – Unsettled

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Clear skies in places. Winds gusting 30 mph and today’s high of 13C

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – Further spells of rain and drizzle. Overcast with some occasional sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon – Overcast rain at times with some sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Rain and showers heavy at times but fairly well scattered. Some sunny spells. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 10C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:21 and 22:30

South Uist – 04:32 and 22:27

Outlook

Tuesday and Wednesday – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Thursday – A cloudy day with Heavy rain moving in later. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Friday – Windy start but winds easing with sunshine and cloud. Winds from the South and Temps of 8C to 16C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds.

Have a great week

The week ahead outlook –

A full week ahead forecast will follow later this evening. But first I thought I would just briefly look at a few discussion points regarding the week ahead.

  • The main theme will continue to be unsettled with rain showers and plenty of cloud.
  • No signs of higher temperatures for this part of the world. A lot of talk of heatwave conditions in the press and hotter weather. This is likely to be in the South for a period of time later in the week. But for us in the islands, there is no sign at this stage of the elusive 20C with a peak of 16C likely to be the max of the week.
  • The most notable weather event of the coming week is a low pressure system moving either close to or across our island from Thursday into Friday. Some quite heavy rainfall totals are shown by computer model runs. Both the EC and GFS are suggesting up to 20 to 25 mm for a 24 hour period up to Friday afternoon. Possibly up to 40 mm for some parts of Harris up to the end of the week. A long way off as yet but keeping my eye on.
  • Wanting more settled weather. There are some hints of more settled weather with high pressure building in later in the weekend and into the early night which would bring us some drier and more settled conditions. A long way off as yet but will keep you updated.

The joys of summer in the North West of Scotland.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing,

On this Friday morning we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Winds gusting 50 mph and an overnight low of 12C

Today’s pollen forecast is Low

Today – A windy day with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely with some gusts reaching 55 to 60 mph in some isolated spots. Spell of rain and showers. These heavy at times. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 15C and feeling colder in the wind chill.

Outlook

Saturday – Rain and showers with some sunny spells. Winds of 40 to 50 mph.

Sunday and Monday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day

Fridays forecast – Wet and windy

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 40 mph and todays high of 16C

Overnight – Rain and showers moving across the Western Isles heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further spells of rain and showers heavy at times. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 04:22 and 22:28

South Uist – 04:34 and 22:24

Outlook

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and showers with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 8C to 13C

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Temps of 9C to 14C

Have a great evening.