Monday’s forecast – More rain and showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain and heavy showers moving across the Western Isles. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 10 to 30 mph and today’s high so far of 8.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Showers once more that will be heavy at times. Possibly wintry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph in places. Under the clear skies, we could see some frost and ice patches.

Morning and afternoon – Further showers again heavy at times and squally. Some of these will be wintry and possibly thundery. in between some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some showers again these will be heavy at times. Winds if 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the West and temps of 2C to 8C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:57 and 16:16

South Uist – 08:56 and 16:26

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 17th January 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 rain and showers moving across the Western Isles heavy in places. In between clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 10 to 30 mph. Todays high of 8.3C so far.

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Monday – still stuck between high pressure and low pressure to our North. We are going to see rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. These will be heavy and at times wintry in nature. In between some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West. Temps of 3C to 9C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – We are going to see weather fronts moving across the UK and weather warnings for rain have been issued. For us in the Western Isles it will be a drier day. We are going to see a few scattered showers to start the day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Risk of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be from the North and North West under 20 mph. Temps of -1C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure sits to the South of the UK with more rain moving across England and Wales. In the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine. Some prolonged sunshine with a risk of frost and ice first thing. Winds under 20 mph but gusting to 30 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of -1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Yellow and Amber warnings have been issued across England and Wales from Tuesday into Thursday

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2021-01-19&id=a961652e-28e2-40d8-bb0f-e33d53b94fc8

Global Weather News

In the tropics we have Eloise and Kimi heading towards Madagascar and Queensland.

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Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 17th January 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 21st January until Saturday 30th January.

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 which is based in Reading and the GFS 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 21st January

So some good model agreement for next Thursday with both the GFS and EC with low pressure in the North Sea. Rain and wintry showers with risk of sleet and snow showers across the Western Isles. There is some risk we could see a covering of snow in places. But a lot of uncertainty with that as yet. Winds will be coming down from the North and North West gusting to 40 mph.

Friday 22nd January

Some slight model disagreements for next Friday with the EC bringing snow showers and a risk of snow across the islands. The low pressure in the North Sea would move North of Shetland and keep the cold airflow from the North covering the islands. We are going to see blustery winds. The GFS will move the low pressure over Europe and we will see still a cold airflow across the islands with wintry showers and blustery winds coming in from the North West.

Saturday 23rd January

Again staying cold the EC keeps the low pressure to the North of Shetland with sleet and snow showers moving across the islands with risk of frost and ice. We could see some snow falling to lower level and dusting in places. Further blustery winds. The GFS on the other hand sinks a low pressure to the North of the islands and it would bring spells of snow to the islands. Lot of uncertainty about this and it will change between now and then but if it did happen we could see snow for many places to low levels.

Sunday 24th January

Some good model agreement with next Sunday as the both the models have a low pressure system over Scotland. The EC moves the low over the Western Isles. Rain and wintry showers and once this clears away becoming drier and brighter. The GFS has the low pressure over eastern Scotland with wintry showers and rain for most of the day with lighter winds.

Monday 25th January

Some good model agreement again between the EC and the GFS with some rain and showers in the morning but weather will become drier and brighter with sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light. Low pressure moves to the West of us. The EC has the low to the South West of Ireland and the GFS has the low more to the West of the UK and expected to bring rain into the UK.

Tuesday 26th January

Model disagreements with this date. The EC has high pressure across the Western Isles with fine dry weather. Sunshine and cloud. Along with lighter winds. The GFS brings in a band of rain with the area of low pressure mentioned above. This will bring spells of rain and once again the risk of snow. A long way off as yet.

27th,28th,29th and 30th January

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 will see mainly dry and settled conditions across the Islands. Low pressure systems move across the Southern half of the UK.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Sunday morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing rain and squally showers these are heavy in places. In between clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 4.9C

Today – We are going to see rain and showers. These will be heavy at times. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. At times the showers merge into some longer spells of rain. Some of the showers could be thundery. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 2C to 9C

Monday – Rain and showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Tuesday – Becoming colder with lighter winds. Showery

Wednesday – Cold start with sunshine and showers.

Have a great day.

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Sunday’s forecast – Rain and squally showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain and showers this evening. Heavy in places and some of these are wintry. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Today’s high of 8.1C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. We are going to see some showers heavy at times. Some of these wintry in nature. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Again squally showers these will merge for a time into some longer spells of rain. In between some sunny spells. Some of the showers at times will be wintry. Winds of 20 to 45 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few squally showers. These heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 9C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:58 and 16:14

South Uist – 08:57 and 16:23

3 days ahead

Monday – Sunshine and showers blustery winds.

Tuesday – Mainly dry colder. With lighter winds.

Wednesday – Cold start windy later.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 16th January 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 rain and showers moving across the Western isles. Heavy in places. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high so far of 8.1C

It has been a windy and wet 24 hours across the islands with 69 mph at South Uist range last night at 23:00.

image from Starlings Roost

Here is today’s top 20 wind speeds so far as of 16:00 Today

image from Netweather

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Sunday – high pressure builds across the UK and we are going to see low pressure over Iceland. Sunday will be slightly less windy than Saturday gusting 20 to 40 mph. Once again we are going to see sunshine and showers. These will merge into some longer spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 8C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure still sits over Iceland 990 mb. Another developing weather system will to the South West will move across the UK. We are going to see blustery winds once again 20 to 40 mph. Some sunshine and a few scattered showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the West and temps of 1C to 7C becoming colder into the evening.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure moves into Ireland and settled conditions over Scotland. We are expecting to see a fine dry and cold day. Overcast with some sunny spells. Winds will be light under 20 mph. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 1C to 4C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for Wales and North West England from 18:00 Monday till 18:00 Wednesday.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2021-01-18

Snow in Suffolk and Norfolk today

Global Weather News

Some active weather in the tropics with Joshua forming in the South Indian Ocean.

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Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Saturday morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a showery start to the day with outbreaks of rain and these are heavy in places. A mixture of cloud and some clear skies. It’s a milder morning with overnight low of 7.2C Winds have been gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Across the highlands and islands on Friday, Stornoway had the highest maximum temperature of 8.3C

Today – We are going to see rain and showers. These will be heavy at times. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. The showers becoming a little more scattered as the day goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph some gusts reaching 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 4C to 9C and feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunday – Blustery winds with the cloud dominating. A showery day.

Monday – Rain and showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Tuesday – Becoming colder with lighter winds.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Blustery winds and showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing some heavy and persistent rain moving across the Western Isles. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely gusting 70 mph for parts of Uist and Barra.

Overnight – We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Becoming drier as the night goes on with some showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph at times for Uist and Barra gusting 50 to 60 mph. The cloud will dominate with a few clear spells.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of showers and rain. These will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud dominating. Winds of 20 t o 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some of these showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 8C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:59 and 16:12

South Uist – 08:58 and 16:21

3 days ahead

Sunday – Blustery winds and showers.

Monday – Blustery winds and overcast with showers.

Tuesday – Cloudy with lighter winds and becoming drier.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 15th January 2021

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

On this Friday evening we are seeing rai heavy moving across the Western Isles. Lewis is dry for now. Winds gusting 30 to 50 mph some gusts reaching 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 6.7C so far. `

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Saturday – Low pressure dominates the weather on Saturday. Low pressure 986 mb. We are going to see overnight winds gusting 40 to 60 mph. Heavy rain pushing into all parts. Into Saturday itself spells of rain heavy at times some showers. Cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph at times. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 9C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – In between high pressure to the South of us and low over Iceland we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph with some sunny spells. Winds will be from the West. Temps of 3C to 9C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure stays over Iceland. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph from the West. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

More snow on the way across the UK overnight into Saturday

An Amber warning has been issued for East of England for snow from 05:00 Saturday morning till 14:00 Saturday afternoon.

There is also a yellow weather warning for snow in force for south East England from 03:00 Saturday till 20:00 Saturday evening.

A Snow and Ice warning also remains in place for large parts of the UK from 0000 Saturday morning till 18:00 Saturday afternoon.

Global Weather News

Severe snowfall in Switzerland

and strong winds in Canada in Saskatchewan with 89 mph winds.

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Friday morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a dry morning. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some frost and ice in places. Temps below 4C. Winds under 10 mph.

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for ice until 10:00 am the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Across the highlands and islands on Thursday, South Uist had the highest maximum temperature of 8.3C

Today – We are going to see an icy cold start to the day. Cloud increases and becomes milder. Staying overcast with some sunny spells. Rain moves in from the West during the afternoon and rain arrives into all parts later. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph increasing as the day goes on. Gusting 50 to 60 mph for Uist and Barra. Temps of 1C to 8C

Saturday – Overnight spells of heavy rain. Sunshine and showers with blustery winds. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph.

Sunday – Blustery winds with the cloud dominating. A few showers.

Monday – Rain and showers. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Have a great day.

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Friday’s forecast – Some actual windy weather later

Thursday `forecast proved tricker then I expected with rain and drizzle lingering for parts of Lewis and Harris. One of those learning points.

On this Thursday evening, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some scattered showers. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 8C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for ice until 10:00 Friday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found on the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some frost and ice in places. It should be mainly fine and dry but the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Temps down to -1C in places but most staying above freezing. Winds under 15 mph

Morning and afternoon – Fine and dry with plenty of cloud. A few sunny spells, the odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra.

Evening – Some scattered showers moving in. A chance of some heavier rain moving in very late into the evening. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph widely for the Uist and Barra gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph for a time.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:01 and 16:09

South Uist – 09:00 and 16:19

3 days ahead

Saturday – Windy with showers and these heavy at times.

Sunday – Showery with blustery winds.

Monday – Sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.

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.

Weather Watch 14th January 2021

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

On this Thursday evening we are seeing a mixture of. clear skies and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and todays high temp of 8.0C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for Ice till 10:00 Friday morning. Full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2021-01-14&id=ee775b65-d705-4d36-b896-f5b610100fb3&details

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Friday – A cold and icy start to the day across the Western Isles. We are going to see overcast and mainly dry start to the day. But. an area of low pressure will move past the Western Isles. Tightening isobars will see winds increasing gusting 30 to 40 mph. For the Uists and Barra gusting 50 to possibly 60 mph during the later evening. Rain will move in during the evening and become heavy at times. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of -1C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

This is also the Saturday at Midnight chart. This highlights the tight isobars.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure dominates across the North of Scotland. Strong winds overnight gusting 50 to 60 mph. Into Saturday further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph throughout the day. The rain becoming showery later. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 4C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Between high pressure over the South of the UK and low pressure over Iceland we are going to see a brisk airflow. Spells of rain showery and heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

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Met Office Ice warning for the Western Isles 14th / 15th January 2020

Good evening all. Earlier this afternoon the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Ice for the Western Isles. The warning is now inforce till 10:00 Friday morning. The warning covers the entire Western Isles.

The full warnings and the latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2021-01-14&id=ee775b65-d705-4d36-b896-f5b610100fb3&details

Impacts for the Western isles.

We are not expecting a hard frost most places getting down to 0 / 2C. Some places will drop below freezing down to 1C.

Here is the link to the Councils gritting policy https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/ and road gritting times https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-gritting-priorities/

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Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Thursday morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing rain across most of the Western Isles. We are seeing some light rain for Lewis and parts of Harris but the heaviest of the rain has moved away. Elsewhere mainly dry with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Overnight low of 5.8C. Winder under 20 mph.

Across the highlands and islands on Wednesday, Harris Quidnish was the wettest with 10.4 mm of rain.

Today – Mostly fine and dry once the light rain clears away. Some mist and low cloud early today. Some afternoon. sunshine. A few scattered showers. Clear skies after sunset and a risk of some frost and ice with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds will be from the North West. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 1C to 9C

Friday – Sunshine and cloud. Heavy rain will move in later this evening. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph strongest later.

Saturday – Overnight spells of heavy rain. Sunshine and showers with blustery winds.

Sunday – Blustery winds with the cloud dominating. A few showers.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Overcast with a few scattered showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain across most of the Western isles. Clearing away from the far south slowly. A mainly overcast evening. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Strongest across Uist and Barra. Today’s high of 5.5C so far.

Overnight – The rain will clear away as the night goes on. Some light rain will persist across Lewis and Harris. Mainly overcast with some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some lingering light rain in the morning for Lewis which will clear away Northwards. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with a few scattered showers. A slight risk of frost and ice in places. Winds under 20 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:02 and 16:07

South Uist – 09:01 and 16:17

3 days ahead

Friday – A cold dry start with sunshine and cloud. Rain moves in during the evening with gales possible for Uist and Barra.

Saturday – Some uncertainty with overnight winds which could gust 50 to 60 mph for a time. Heavy overnight rain with sunshine and showers for the rest of the day.

Sunday – Sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 13th January 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 Sunday 17th January until Saturday 26th January.

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 which is based in Reading and the GFS 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.

Sunday 17th January

Good model agreement for next Sunday with low pressure close to Shetland and a brisk airflow across the Western Isles. Showery conditions with some heavy rain as we go overnight into Monday. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. The GFS has the low pressure a bit further North then the EC but again the same brisk airlow and feeling colder. Some wintry showers are possible.

Monday 18th January

Some model differences for next Monday with the EC showing low pressure to the North of Scotland and this will bring spells of rain heavy at times possibly wintry at times. Brisk winds. The GFS has low pressure to the South of us moving across Ireland and central Scotland. This would bring us some morning rain but keeping us mainly dry with a few showers drifting into Barra. Winds will ease

Tuesday 19th January

Big model differences for next Tuesday. The EC has low pressure still slow moving to our far north with rain and showers and brisk winds. A high pressure system develops across central Scotland. The GFS develops a deep and broad area of low pressure centered over Wales. This would bring some heavy snow across Scotland. Rain and wintry showers with blustery winds over the Western Isles.

Wednesday 20th January

Some good model agreement for next Wednesday with both the EC and GFS bringing low pressure over the UK bring rain and snow to large parts of the UK. The area of low pressure would results in rain and wintry showers across the Western isles with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Possibly some stronger winds and feeling cold. EC has the low centred close to Newcastle and the GFS has the low near edinburgh so depending on the position of the low will determine how windy it will be for us.

Thursday 21st January

Good model agreement for next Thursday with the low pressure moving out into the North Sea. However both move it at different paces. The EC moves it slower and this would result in it staying windy with further wintry showers and spells of rain heavy at times. The GFS moves the low pressure system out into the North sea quicker. Spells of scattered showers but mainly dry with lighter winds.

Friday 22nd January

Model difference for the Friday with the EC slowing the low down and keeping it down in the North sea with rounds of rain and wintry showers moving across the Western isles and staying windy. The GFS moves the low away and moves the next low into England and Wales. Mainly fine and dry across the Western Isles with a few scattered showers. Fairly light winds for most.

23rd, 24th, 25 and 26th January

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 will see further spells of rain and wintry showers and blustery winds with additional spells of low pressure moving in. Becoming drier for the end of this time period.

Thanks for reading any feedback is always welcomed.

Weather Watch 13th January 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 heavy and persistent rain slowly moving across the islands. Still dry for far North Lewis. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 5.0C

image from netweather.

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Thursday – High pressure builds in with a linger weather front sits across the UK and low pressure to the South East of England. Overnight into Thursday we are going to see a few scattered showers. These will clear away to give a mainly fine and dry Thursday with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers cannot be ruled out. A dry evening is expected with clear skies for most with a risk of some frost and ice. Winds of 10 to 30 mph winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 0C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – An area of low pressure to our west close to Iceland will bring stronger winds on Friday with high pressure over the UK. After a cold start on Friday morning. Cloud will increase and we will see milder conditions moving across the Islands. Winds will increase as the day goes on gusting 20 to 30 mph into the evening gusting 40 possibly 50 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure moves away and high pressure will sit across part of the UK. As a result we are going to see a fairly windy day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times gusting to 50 mph. We are going to see some overnight rain which will be heavy at times. A day of sunshine and showers will follow for the rest of the day of Saturday. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 9C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

An Amber warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for snow from 15:00 Wednesday until 10:00 Thursday morning.

A yellow snow and ice warning warning is also in place the warning remains into place until 21:00 Thursday evening

A yellow warning for snow and ice has also been issued for Saturday

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2021-01-13&id=7444b08f-49e0-4c75-895f-236b0d16cf1f

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your Wednesday morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing rain across most of the Western Isles. This rain is heavy and slow moving in places. Drier for now for Lewis and Harris with the cloud dominating. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 1.0C

Today – We are going to see rain and at times heavy for Uist and Barra. Slow moving rain which will eventually push across Lewis and Harris. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 20t o 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South East. Temps of 3C to 7C

Thursday – Mainly fine and dry with blustery winds. Some sunshine.

Friday – Sunshine and cloud. Heavy rain will move in later this evening. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph strongest later.

Saturday – Overnight spells of heavy rain. Sunshine and showers with blustery winds.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Rain moves in

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain moving into Uist and Barra. This rain is heavy in places. Winds under 10 mph. Today’s high of 5.0C

Overnight – Some rain for Uist and Barra but this will retreat for a time back into the Atlantic. Most places dry with plenty of clear skies and cloud. Some frost and ice patches but cloud will increase into all parts as the night goes on. Winds 5 to 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – This is always tricky with setups like this, is how quickly the weather front will move across the islands will depend on when the rain will arrive. The rain first pushing into Uist and Barra. By early to late afternoon into Harris and Lewis before pushing across all the islands. The rain will be heavy at times and slow moving. We could see some wintry showers over higher ground. Some drier spells. The cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Rain again heavy at times for Lewis and Harris gradually becoming lighter for Uist and Barra. Overcast. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:03 and 16:05

South Uist – 09:02 and 16:15

3 days ahead

Thursday – Fine dry sunshine and cloud breezy

Friday – Rain and showers risk of gales in the evening,

Saturday – Overnight rain clearing to sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.