Saturday’s forecast – Brisk winds and rain later.

Good evening Western isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a band of rain moving across the Western Isles. This is a slow moving band of rain and drizzle. Some of the rain is heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 10.8C

Overnight – A cloud dominant night with spells of rain and drizzle. This will clear as the night goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent spells of sunshine with plenty of cloud. The sunshine will be hazy at times. It should be mainly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Overcast with some sunny spells and the cloud increasing as the night goes on. Some rain moving into the far West. Before slowly moving in further. Winds of 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 12C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:10 and 20:42

South Uist – 06:16 and 20:43

3 days ahead

Sunday – Brisk winds with rain at times.

Monday – Brisk winds and heavy rain

Tuesday – Sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 16th April 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 afternoon we are seeing a band of rain moving across the Western Isles and this rain is heavy in places. Winds of 20. to 40 mph and today’s high of 10.8C so far.

The next 3 days

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

Saturday – high pressure dominates the weather across the UK with low pressure far our West of the UK. We in the western Isles are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with some light rain and drizzle at times mainly into the evening. Some sunny spells at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure across the UK with weather fronts moving into the North West. We are going to see an overcast day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times into the evening. A few sunny spells but mainly cloudy. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing into the evening winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – high pressure dominates again but low pressure moves across the far North West. We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Heaviest into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds easing under 20 mph later in the day. Some sunny spells at times but again mainly cloud. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The UK Weather across the UK has been fairly blocked recently and will continue into next week

Its been a cold April and here is graphic showing the latest air frosts for the UK

Global Weather News

Extreme hailstones in Austin

First typhoon of the year Surigae brushing the philippines

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some hazy sunshine and brisk winds. Rain awaits out West which will push in as the day goes on. Winds over 10 to 30 mph and the overnight low of 5.2C

Today’s pollen forecast is high

Today – Hazy sunshine at times but cloud will increase as the day goes on. Rain and drizzle will move in from the West from late morning and into the afternoon and evening this will become heavy at times and slowly clearing away by late evening. Plenty of dry spells where the cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 35 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 6C to 11C

Saturday – Overcast with brisk winds with gales into the late evening.

Sunday – Winds easing with further spells of rain.

Monday – Heavy rain and blustery winds.

Have a great day.

Weather Watch 15th April 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 afternoon we are seeing fine dry and sunny weather with some stubborn cloud. Warmest day of the year so far with 11.9C. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

The next 3 days

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

Friday – High pressure dominates across the UK. A weather front moves in closer to the UK from the West. In the Western Isles we are going to see a cloud dominating day with spells of light rain and drizzle in the afternoon and evening. Some sunny spells but mainly overcast. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – A cloud dominated day once again on Saturday with spells of rain moving across the Western Isles later in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Staying on the mild side. Some sunny spells. Into the late evening some gusts reaching 50 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits to the South West. A Weather fronts sits across the Western Isles. We are going to see a cloud dominated with spells of rain which will be heavy at times but becoming lighter as the day goes on. Strong winds into the evening with lighter winds during the day and increasing into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Its been a dry month across the UK

Another stunning Northern Lights in Scotland last night

Global Weather News

First typhoon of the season about to form in the West Pacific

Storms in Louisiana

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 15th April 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 Monday 19th April until Wednesday 28th April.

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.

Monday 19th April

Some good model agreement for next Monday. The EC is suggesting some heavy rain moving across the Western Isles with blustery winds. High pressure is expected to move across the entire Western Isles later in the day with winds easing. The GFS also moves in some heavy rain across the Western isles with blustery winds. Also building high pressure across the Western Isles but keeping winds brisk.

Tuesday 20th April

Some slight model differences for next Tuesday as the EC builds high pressure back across Northern Scotland with fine dry and sunny weather. High pressure of 1030 mb. The GFS also builds up high pressure out West in the Atlantic. This would bring in some showers across the Western Isles but things become drier as the day goes on as the high pressure builds further.

Wednesday 21st April

Some good model agreement for next Wednesday. It will be mainly fine and dry according to the EC with high pressure sitting across the UK but sliding out into the North Sea as the day goes on. Plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds will increase from the South East with brisk winds. The GFS suggests that high pressure will be also in charge but located across the UK and we will see a fine dry day with sunshine and cloud. Lighter winds ehre.

Thursday 22nd April

Good model agreement for next Thursday. The EC suggest that high pressure will build across Norway and we will see fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Rain moves west wards towards the UK a fine dry and sunny start to the day before cloud builds in later in the day with brisk winds. The GFS also has high pressure across the UK with brisk winds and plenty of sunshine across the Western Isles cloud increasing later with a risk of some rain moving in.

Friday 23rd April

Some model differences for next Friday. The EC reasserts high pressure across the Western Isles and keeps the rain away. A mainly fine and dry but the cloud is expected to dominate. The GFS instead brings in the rain across the Western isles which would be heavy at times. High pressure declines away.

Saturday 24th April

Some model differences again for next Saturday. High pressure sits to the North East. Low pressure to our South and we are stuck in the middle with a brisk air flow. Sunshine and cloud with a dry day. Winds will be coming from the South East so staying on the cool side. The GFS has a wet start to the day but this rain will clear away to allow for a fine and dry with some prolonged sunshine. Winds will ease.

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th April

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 the first two days of the period will see fine dry and sunny weather with light winds before rain moves in and becoming heavy for the final two days of the the period.

Featured image – Lingay off clachan sands North Uist taken by Cally.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Mist and fog patches in places. Winds under 20 mph and overnight low of 0.2C

Today’s pollen forecast is high

Today – Blue skies and sunshine for most with variable amounts of cloud. The mist and fog should clear for most as the day goes on. A few scattered showers are possible during the afternoon. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Friday – Blustery winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Cloud dominating with rain and showers. Heavy at times into the evening.

Saturday – Overcast with brisk winds with gales into the late evening.

Sunday – Winds easing with further spells of rain.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast -winds increasing

Good evening Western isles. On this Wednesday evening we seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 10.3C

Overnight – a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some mist and fog patches developing. Winds under 20 mph.

Thursday day – a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Cloud increasing into the evening. Winds under 20 mph to start the day but gusting to 40 mph to end the day.

Winds will be from South and South West and temps of 1C to 11C

Stornoway – 06:15 and 20:37

South Uist – 06:22 and 20:39

3 days ahead

Friday – sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Saturday – cloud dominated with brisk winds and showers.

Sunday – heavy rain and brisk winds.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 14th April 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. a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high so far of 9.5C

Extreme wildfire risk for parts of the Western Isles for the end of the week and into the weekend.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Thursday – high pressure continues to dominate across the UK with tightening isobars in the West. In the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine but cloud increasing as the day goes on. It should be a dry day. Winds under 20 mph to start the day but gusting 40 to 45 mph to end the day. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure for much of the UK tightening isobars in the North West with a cold front moving in from the West. We are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells. Rain and drizzle but the strong winds will be the main feature of the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph at times gusting 50 mph from the South East. Temps of 6C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – high pressure remains in control with low pressure sitting off the coast of Ireland. In the Western Isles we are going to see the cloud dominating with spells of rain which will be heavy at times into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting to 50 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The pollen levels continue to rise

Global Weather News

Waterspout off the coast of Alabama yesterday

And another one of the coast of Rwanda

New temperature record in South Africa

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 some blue skies and sunshine. Plenty of cloud. Some hazy sunshine. Mist and fog in places. Overnight low of 1.8C. Winds under 10 mph.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – Another day of sunshine and cloud. Variable amounts of cloud. Hazy sunshine. Winds under 10 mph. Risk of frost and ice again this evening with some mist and fog. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out. Winds from variable directions. Temps of 1C to 10C

Thursday – Overcast and milder with brisk winds from the South East later.

Friday – Overcast with brisk winds gusting 20 to 40 mph with spells of rain.

Saturday – Spells of rain and risk of gales later.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast -sunshine and cloud

.

Good evening Western isles. On this Tuesday evening, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 10 mph. Today’s high of 9.6C

Overnight – a mixture of clear skies and cloud with a frost and ice in places. Greatest risk over lewis and Harris. Mist fog and haar in some places. Winds under 10 mph.

Wednesday day – more of what we have seen in recent days a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Lingering mist and haar at times. The odd scattered shower is possible but most places staying dry.

Cloud increasing into the evening. Winds under 10 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 1C to 11C

Stornoway – 06:16 and 20:36

South Uist – 06:21 and 20:38

3 days ahead

Thursday – sunshine and cloud with brick winds later. Mild.

Friday – sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Saturday – cloud dominated with brisk winds and showers.

Have a great evening

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 13th April 2021

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days photographs. A selection of stunning photographs of the Western Isles taken by you and shared by us. Between the 5th and 12th April.

Lemreway – Kenny Mackay

May be an image of nature

Bunavoneader ,Harris – Tom McCluskie

May be an image of nature

The hills of South Uist – Roddy MacKay

May be an image of mountain, lake and nature

Marvig – Allyson Newman

May be an image of tree, snow and nature

Eagleton – Ruth Davey Watts

May be an image of nature and coast

Timsgarry – Stacey Macdonald

May be an image of nature, snow and mountain

Grimsay – Catherine MacDougall

May be an image of twilight, nature and sky

Stornoway – Alison Morag Smith

May be an image of nature and tree

Keose – Joel Briggs

May be an image of mountain, nature and sky

Bruernish, Isle of Barra – Rachael Saunders

May be an image of sky

Arnol – Alasdair Macleod

May be an image of sky, ocean and nature

Dail Mor – Cat Fitzsimons

May be an image of mountain, snow and nature

Benbecula – Lena MacPherson

May be an image of coast, sky and nature

Stornoway Castle ground – Jane Maciver

May be an image of nature and body of water

Coll – Annabel Campbell

May be an image of body of water and nature

Traigh Eais – Joan Irvin

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

Kilbride South Uist – Fiona Macdonald

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

Stornoway – Guido Blockland

May be an image of snow, sky and nature

West Loch Tarbert – Harris Macleod

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

South Shawbost – James Allen

May be an image of nature, mountain and sky

Gree – Gill Thompson

May be an image of nature and cloud

Grenitote – Rhona Skivington

May be an image of nature and sky

Shawbost – Lynne Matheson

May be an image of snow and nature

Camus – Marlene Ralley

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

Eoligarry – Rachael Manford

May be an image of nature and body of water

Borve – Karen Thompson

May be an image of nature

Cliff – Jo Carrington

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

Daliburgh – Ann Maire Johnston Daly

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

Harris – Morris K Macleod

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

Coll – Mary Ann Macleod

May be an image of nature, sky and ocean

Bernera – Angie Currie

May be an image of car, snow and road

Vatersay – Michaela Lea Macdonald

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

Marybank – Kathleen Macleod

May be an image of fog, road, nature, sky and tree

Baleshare – Di Forbz

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

Rosinis – Shona Marie NicIllfhialain

May be an image of nature

Barvas – Maureen Macdonald

May be an image of nature

Willowglen – Maggi Love

May be an image of nature and tree

North Tolsta – Mike Cowsill

May be an image of nature and snow

Stornoway Castle – Carolyne Baines

May be an image of nature, sky and ocean

Eriskay – Kirsty Rodgers

May be an image of coast, nature and sky

Scalpay – Amber Celeste Cameron

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

Headland at Ramadal, Knock, Point looking over the Braighe towards Stornoway 8pm Sunday 11 April

Originally tweeted by Jwknock (@Jwknock) on April 11, 2021.

Lingay off clachan sands north Uist 11/04.

Originally tweeted by cally (@callyyeatman) on April 11, 2021.

Eoropie beach 9th April 2021.

Originally tweeted by Donnie Macaulay (@Donniebrassie) on April 11, 2021.

Malacleit, North Uist 11 April 2021

Originally tweeted by Caitriona MacCuish 💙 (@CaitSollas) on April 11, 2021.

Saturday, Quidinish.

Originally tweeted by sarah duce (@sarahduce) on April 11, 2021.

Sunshine and passing cloud, on the Scholars' Path between Leac a Lì and Greòsabagh in the Bays of Harris, Sunday 11th April – after the previous day's huge dump of snow…

Originally tweeted by Peter Edwards (@writesofway) on April 11, 2021.

Lochganvich to Garynahine road, Isle of Lewis, taken on Saturday 10 April

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on April 11, 2021.

Sunrise in Uachdar, Benbecula on Sunday 11 April 2021

Originally tweeted by Visit Benbecula (@SBenbecula) on April 11, 2021.

Raining in south uist (view from torlum machair beach.)

Originally tweeted by Michael J maccormick🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (@Michaelmaccorm1) on April 11, 2021.

Griminish north Uist 06/04

Originally tweeted by cally (@callyyeatman) on April 11, 2021.

Melbost beach 11/4/2021

Originally tweeted by Catriona Macdonald (@Trina04) on April 12, 2021.

Wintry in the Minch, looking south from Borrisdale

Originally tweeted by Angus Morrison (@AngusDunarin) on April 11, 2021.

Thank you everyone who shared photos.

Weather Watch 13th April 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 sunshine and a lot more cloud today with some light scattered showers. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 8.6C so far.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Wednesday – High pressure dominates across the UK. We are going to see a fine and dry day across the Western Isles with risk of frost and ice first thing in the morning. A day of sunshine and cloud. Cloud increases into the afternoon. Winds under 10 mph and from variable directions. Temps of 1C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure continues to dominate and isobars tighten giving some stronger winds later. Another fine and dry day across the Western Isles. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds light to start but increasing into the evening. Winds gusting 40 mph by end of the day. Feeling milder possibly highest temperature of the year so far. Winds will be from the South and South East and temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure still dominates as a weather front moves closer to the UK. For the Western Isles we are going to see a dry day. it will be overcast with some sunny spells but the cloud will dominate for most. Winds will gust 20 to 40 mph throughout the day. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another cold April night across the UK

Staying colder than average

Global Weather News

Heavy snow in Netherlands yesterday

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, We are seeing a mainly overcast start to the day with some hazy sunshine. Some frost and ice. A few scattered showers but most places are dry. Overnight low of -0.6C. Winds under 10 mph.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A few scattered showers and these could be heavy at times. But most places will be dry. Clear skies and again this evening with a risk of frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of -1C to 9C

Wednesday and Thursday – Fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Mainly light winds but stronger winds later Thursday evening.

Friday – Overcast with brisk winds gusting 20 to 40 mph with spells of rain.

Have a great day.

Tuesdays forecast -sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western isles. On this Monday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Temperatures have dropped after an day time high of 7.4C. Winds under 10 mph. A few well scattered showers around. Temps have dropped closed to freezing and blow freezing in some spots

Overnight – we are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some frost and ice is possible in places. A hard frost possible for Lewis and Harris winds under 20 mph.

Tuesday day – another fine and dry day for most with sunshine and cloud. A chance of more cloud then on Monday. A few scattered showers. Winds under 15 mph.

Winds will be from the

Stornoway – 06:24 and 20:34

South Uist – 06:24 and 20:36

3 days ahead

Wednesday, Thursday – blue skies and sunshine but winds increasing Thursday evening.

Friday – sunshine and cloud milder and brisk winds.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 12th April 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 some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 10 mph. Today’s high of 6.3C so far.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Tuesday – high pressure dominates across the UK with a warm front sits out to the East. We are going to see a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds under 10 mph. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Risk of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 1C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure dominates across the UK. A day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. A cold start to the day with a slight risk of fog. Winds under 10 mph from the South and South East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure dominates across the UK. Winds will increase as the day goes on. A day of sunshine and cloud with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds under 20 mph until the evening and then gusting 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 6C to 12C possibly the warmest day of the year so far.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another cold night in Scotland last night

Snow at Windsor Castle this morning

Global Weather News

Some extensive damage from the Australia from cyclone Seroja

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing a beautiful start to the day with blue skies and sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 10 mph. Overnight low of 2.7C

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – A hard frost to start to the day. Temps under freezing for most to start to the day. Plenty of blue skies and sunshine today with variable amounts of cloud. Cloud increases into the evening. The odd shower cannot be ruled out but most places should stay dry. Winds will be from the South East under 10 mph and temps of -2C to 7C

Tuesday and Wednesday – Cold start to the day. Plenty of blue skies and sunshine with light winds.

Thursday – Sunshine and cloud. Winds light to start the day but increasing into the evening gusting to 40 mph.

Have a great day.

Monday’s forecast – Cold start then sunshine.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a few scattered wintry showers across the islands. Heavy in spots. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 5.5C

Overnight – We are going to see another hard frost with temps in some spots getting down to -4C. Further south you are temps will be just above freezing. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 10 mph.

Monday day – Some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Cloud will increase at times. Some scattered showers are possible but most places are dry. Clearing skies into the evening will once again introduce a risk of frost and ice. Winds under 10 mph.

Winds will be from the East and South East. Temps of -4C to 9C.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:23 and 20:30

South Uist – 06:30 and 20:33

full week ahead forecast to follow
have a great evening.

Weather Watch 11th April 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 wintry showers moving across the islands with hail and sleet as well as snow. Some decent spells of sunshine in between and variable amount of cloud. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 5.4C so far.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Monday – high pressure dominates the weather across the UK. A weather front sits over Western parts of the UK. We are going to see a cold night with widespread frost and ice. Light winds clear skies and cloud. A day of sunshine and cloud on Monday. It should be a fine and dry day the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the East and South East under 20 mph and temps of -2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – high pressure builds across Northern Scotland. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud once again. Some scattered showers but for most it will be dry. Winds will be under 20 mph. A cold morning and night once again there is a risk of frost and ice. Winds will be from the South and South East under 20 mph. Temps of 1C to 9C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure still dominates across the UK with a weather front sitting across the UK. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. The odd scattered shower cannot be ruled out but for most dry. Winds under 10 mph. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 3C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Global Weather News

The latest on Seroja

Strong winds in Alabama

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 11th April 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 15th April until Saturday 24th April.

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 15th April

Some good model agreement for next Thursday with high pressure firmly in place across the UK. The EC suggests fine and dry conditions with sunshine and cloud. A brisk wind with fairly tight isobars with winds gusting to 40 mph. Cloud is expected to increase as the day goes on with a weather front bringing rain to the far West. The GFS also has high pressure in charge with fine dry and sunny weather light winds and keeps the weather front miles out into the Atlantic. Temps expected to get into double figures.

Friday 16th April

Some model differences for next Friday. The EC suggests high pressure staying firm across the UK. With the band of rain moving across the Western Isles. This would bring spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Brisk winds but not as strong as on Thursday. The GFS suggests that band of rain would move closer to the Western Isles and eventually fizzling out. A fine dry day with brisk winds and sunshine and cloud.

Saturday 17th April

Some slight model differences. The EC suggests that the rain will move away from the Western Isles to allow a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. A mild airflow. But once again seeing brisk winds. The GFS is suggesting that we will see a day of sunshine and cloud with a risk of some scattered showers. Mainly fine and dry and on the mild side with brisk winds once again.

Sunday 18th April

Some model differences once again. The EC suggests high pressure over the UK but again another band of rain moves across the islands during next Sunday bringing rain during the afternoon. Dry for the morning and evening with brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud. The GFS suggests light winds and it will be dry. A day of sunshine and cloud. Some prolonged spells of sunshine and staying on the mild side.

Monday 19th April

Again further model differences. Both the EC and GFS build high pressure over Europe and the Atlantic. The EC suggests a few scattered showers but for the most part it should stay fine and dry with brisk winds and plenty of cloud. The GFS on the on the other hand pushes a band of rain across the Islands. This will be heavy at times. Brisk winds.

Tuesday 20th April

Again model differences. The EC suggests that high pressure will decline to the South of the UK and we will see rain and showers moving across the Western Isles. Feeling cooler with plenty of cloud. The GFS on the other hand keeps the high pressure firmly in charge with sunshine and cloud. Feeling warm with plenty of sunshine and light winds.

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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 high pressure stays firmly in charge with sunshine and cloud. Lighter winds and becoming warmer. Worth keeping an eye on.

Featured photo  taken by Ceitlyn Macphail

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we have seen a covering of snow in places once again. Overnight low of -3.2C. We are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. A mixture of clear skies and cloud.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – Further sleet and snow showers moving across the islands this morning. These heavy in places becoming more scattered into the afternoon and evening. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Frost and ice once again this morning and again this evening as temperatures drop. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North West coming from the North East later. Temps of -2C to 6C

Monday and Tuesday – Lighter winds and milder with sunshine and cloud. Cold icy morning. Some scattered showers.

Wednesday – Becoming milder with plenty of sunshine.

Have a great day.