Sunday’s forecast – Cold still

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a band of sleet and snow moving across the islands. Heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph. Temps at or close to freezing for most. Today’s high of 3.6C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for ice until 11:00 Sunday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – Further rain and wintry showers. Sleet and snow in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Overnight low close to or below freezing down to -2C in places. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – Sunshine and cloud. With scattered showers. Wintry in places. Winds 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Mostly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North West but becoming variable later. Temps of 1C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:40 and 15:46

South Uist – 08:39 and 15:55

3 day ahead

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Showers with brisk winds.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Weather Watch 27th November 2021

Welcome to our Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the Western Isles and the UK in detail for the next 3 days.

On this Saturday evening, we are seeing rain, sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 mph and today’s high of 3.6C

Lastest radar view from Netweather.tv

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

Sunday – Weather fronts sit in the West. For us in the Western Isle a cold and frosty start to the day. Some showers during Sunday. Mist and fog in places. Scattered showers heavy at times. Winds will be from the West but shifting North East later. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of -1C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A warm front moves across the UK with low pressure to the North of Scotland. For us in the Western Isles an overcast day with spells of rain and showers heavy at times. Winds will be under 20 mph to start the day. Gusting 40 to 50 mph later. Winds will be from the West and South West shifting north West later. Temps of 1C to 11C with risk of morning frost and ice.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure over Iceland and weather fronts move across the UK tightening isobars. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see rain and showers moving across the islands. Heavy and squally at times. Coming from the North West. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Storm Arwen final update 27th November

Good afternoon and here is the final update on Storm Arwen. Thoughts are with those impacted by the storm.

The worst of the weather has now cleared the UK in this blog we look at some of the footage and highest wind speeds from this event.

Top wind speeds from the Met Office

The Storm also brought heavy snow

Still thousands of people without power as SSE work hard to restore power.

Thanks for reading.

Met Office yellow weather warning for ice for Lewis and Harris 27th and 28th November.

Good afternoon, earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Lewis and Harris for Ice. The warning comes into force at 17:00 Saturday evening and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-27&id=33cb3b77-8520-4a6e-a39b-0fab2ecbcfcb&details

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/

There are also road cameras on the Clisham and Barvas Moor which is a good way to look at the wintry conditions.

Clisham link is here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/

and Barvas here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/barvas-camera/

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 and Police

Anything posted on this page is not representative of any company or organization.  

I will keep you updated with any additional updates on conditions across our social media platforms during the course of the weather warning.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing frequent sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and an overnight low of 1.2C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place till 10:00 this Saturday morning the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – Rain, sleet and snow showers with ice in places. These heavy at times. In between some sunny spells. Turning to rain later in the day. Winds also easing. The snow and hail showers will result in some temporary accumulations and lasting longer over more high ground. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph this evening from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 5C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunday – Cold scattered showers.

Monday and Tuesday – Brisk winds and showers.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Have a great day

Saturday’s forecast – Cold with wintry showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Fridays evening we are seeing squally wintry showers moving across the islands. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds gusting 40 to 60 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C

A reminder we remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning wind until 23:59 this evening and then a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 00:00 Saturday until 10:00 Saturday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud with squally wintry showers. Some of these could be thundery at times. With some snow showers for a time could leave some accumulations. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further squally wintry showers. These heavy at times. Some falling as snow and could result in a dusting for a time but these are expected to be temporary. Turning to rain and sleet mix at times for Uist and Barra. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Showers becoming more scattered as the evening goes on. Still heavy and a times wintry. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing further as the evening goes on.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -2C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:38 and 15:47

South Uist – 08:37 and 15:57

3 days ahead

Sunday – Cold frosty start with light winds.

Monday and Tuesday – Brisk winds with further spells of rain.

Have a great evening.

Storm Arwen 26th November update

Good evening all and welcome to this special extra blog on storm Arwen. A rare red warning was issued for parts of the Eastern Coast of the UK by the Met Office today in this blog post we take a look at the impacts so far.

First the Red warning for winds until 0200 Saturday morning

There are also yellow and amber warnings in force for Friday and Saturday

The highest winds speed to 15:00

Some of the impacts so far

for the latest Met Office warnings see here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

I will do a further update later this 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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Met Office Yellow weather for snow and ice Western Isles 27th November 2021

Good evening Western Isles earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow for the Western Isles for Saturday.

The warning comes into force at 00:00 Saturday morning and expires at 10:00 Saturday morning the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

The text warning from the chief forecaster

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

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/

There are also road cameras on the Clisham and Barvas Moor which a good way to look at the wintry conditions.

Clisham link is here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/

and Barvas here https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/barvas-camera/

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 and Police

Anything posted on this page is not representative of any company or organization.  

I will keep you updated with any additional updates on conditions across our social media platforms during the course of the weather warning.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day with winds gusting 50 mph. Plenty of cloud with some showers. These are fairly well scattered. Overnight low of 4.5C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 09:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – Rain and showers. These heavy and at times wintry. In between some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Some gusts of 70 mph are possible in some exposed coastal locations. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 8C feeling colder in the wind chill.

Saturday – Bitterly cold with wintry showers winds gusting gale force from the North. Winds gusting 50 mph easing down under 20 mph to end the day.

Sunday – Light winds sunshine and cloud. staying cold

Monday – Brisk winds further rain.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Have a great day

Friday’s forecast – Storm Arwen

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. Plenty of cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high so far of 8.9C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 09:00 Friday morning and expires at 18:00 Saturday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found on the Met Office website or app.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with rain and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Rain and showers will move across the islands. These will be heavy at times. Winds will strengthen as the day goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 65 mph.

Evening – Further strong winds with rain and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph in some exposed coastal possible 70 mph.

Winds will be from the North West to the North East. Temps of 3C to 10C but feeling more like -3/4C at times in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:36 and 15:48

South Uist – 08:35 and 15:58

3 days ahead

Saturday – Sleet and snow showers windy but easing.

Sunday – Light winds sunshine and cloud.

Monday – Winds increase again with further rain.

Have a greater evening.

Met Office named Storm Arwen. 25th November update.

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we have the first blog on Storm Arwen which became the first named storm of the 2021/22 season when it was named by the Met Office earlier today. In this blog post, we take a look at all the warnings that have been issued so far and the impacts for us in the Western Isles.

Impacts for the Western Isles

We are going to see winds increasing during the day on Friday with the peak in the morning and lasting into the evening. This will be accompanied by rain and showers which will be wintry at times. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely. With some coastal locations gusting 65 to 70 mph. The track of the low means the very worst of the winds will miss us but we are still likely to see a band of strong winds running down the minch. I will go into greater depth and detail this evening with my Friday forecast.

Met Office warnings

The first warning is an Amber warning for Orkney and the East Coast of the UK.

The two warnings that impact us in the Western Isles are the first is a yellow weather warning for wind and comes into force at 09:00 Friday and expires at 23:59 Friday evening covering the main impacts for us in the Western Isles.

The second warning is from 00:00 Saturday morning until 18:00 Saturday evening and is a yellow wind warning.

here is the accompanying text for the above two warnings for the Western Isles from the chief forecaster.

Fridays warning

and Saturdays

A snow warning has also been issued worth keeping an eye on if you are travelling

the full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing rain and squally showers moving across the Western isles. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and overnight low of 3.9C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 12:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – squally showers these wintry at times some sunny spells. Plenty of cloud. By late afternoon some longer spells of rain will move across the islands and be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the West and North. Temps of 3C to 10C

Friday – Rain and showers heavy and wintry at times winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely in some spots reaching 70 to 75 mph.

Saturday – Bitterly cold with wintry showers winds gusting gale force from the North.

Sunday – Cold winds ease risk of frost and ice.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Have a great day

Thursday’s forecast – More wind and rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and squally showers moving across the Western Isles. These are wintry in places with hail and sleet. A mixture of clear skies and cloud with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high of 10.3C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 12:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Overnight – Squally showers will progress across the Western Isles heavy and at times thundery. In between clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further showers moving across the islands. Squally showers heavy and at times wintry. Some longer spells of rain by late afternoon. Some sunshine in the breaks in the cloud but cloud increase into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Rain heavy at times moves across the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the North shifting West. Temps of 4c to 8C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:34 and 15:50

South Uist – 08:33 and 15:59

3 days ahead

Friday – Strong winds and rain and showers. Winds gusting 50 to 60 mph into the evening gusting 70 mph possibly 80 mph in some exposed coastal spots.

Saturday – Wintry showers windy start winds easing

Sunday – Overcast with lighter winds. showers.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 24th November 2021

Welcome to our Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the Western Isles and the UK in detail for the next 3 days.

On this Wednesday evening, we are seeing rain and squally showers moving across the Western Isles. A mixture of clear skies and cloud with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high of 10.3C

Lastest radar view from Netweather.tv

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

Thursday – Overcast with rain and squally showers overnight. Into Thursday morning and afternoon further squally showers heavy at times. Possibly wintry in between some sunny spells. Winds strong overnight gusting 50 mph easing under 40 mph before increasing again tomorrow evening gusting 50 mph. Rain becoming heavy into the evening. Winds will be from the North shifting West later. Temps of 4C to 8C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – A deep area of low pressure and tight isobars will move down the UK on Friday. We are going to see rain and showers for the Western Isles with plenty of cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Into the evening winds gusting 60 to 70 mph. Possibly 80 mph in some exposed coastal locations. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 9C feeling very cold in the wind chill. Still some uncertainty on exact details.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – high pressure to the West and low to the East. Cold air will feed down from the North across the Western isles with frequent wintry sleet and snow showers. Turning to rain later. Some temporary accumulations are possible. Plenty of cloud. Some sunny spells. Winds will be from the North gusting 50 mph easing under 20 mph by the end of the day. Temps of -1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Severe Weather 26th and 27th November 2021 update for the Western Isles.

Good evening Western isles here is an update on the severe weather threat for the Western Isles for Friday and Saturday this week. The warnings remain the same as issued on Tuesday, so the UK will defiantly see stormy weather at the end of the week. How strong is and where the strongest winds will be is where the uncertainty is.

I have heard so many people say oh XC Weather isn’t showing it to be that bad. XC is just one source of weather information. It’s on your phone on an app because it is the cheapest data available which doesn’t always mean it is the best. Other models the Icon (German) Arpege (France) BBC (Meteo Geman) ECMWF (Reading) and UK Met Office are indicating stronger wind speeds for the Western Isles than XC (GFS American).

So when will you know more? We should have a clearer understanding in the next 24 hours. At the moment there is a lot of uncertainty and what is going on in the atmosphere and this is why we can see widespread windspeeds from 40 to 80 mph being shown on apps and forecasts.

Where are we at the moment? Not a lot has changed warning wise. I will share the warnings and other useful information.

Latest severe weather graphic from the Met Office

the Met Office yellow weather warning for Friday from 18:00 until 23:59

and for Saturday from 00:00 until 18:00

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

Met Office press release about severe weather

from our emergency planning team

statement from SSE on the severe weather

I will go into more detail on the next 3 day forecast for the Western isles this evening on my weather watch blog which should be online by 21:00. I will do another update tomorrow 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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing squally showers moving across the Western Isles these are heavy and persistent in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Overnight low of 4.7C and winds gusting 20 to 40 mph.

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 12:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – A mixture of sunshine and showers. These heavy and squally. Some of the showers will be wintry at times and possibly thundery. In the breaks in between some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph into the late evening. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 3C to 8C

Thursday – Brisk winds and showers with heavy rain into the evening.

Friday – Rain and showers heavy and wintry at times winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely in some spots reaching 70 to 75 mph.

Saturday – Bitterly cold with wintry showers winds gusting gale force from the North.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Have a great day

Wednesday’s forecast – Squally showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western Isles with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 10C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 12:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – We are going to see spells of rain heavy at times with showers. Clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Frequent squally showers. These wintry at times and possibly thundery. In between some decent spells of sunshine. Quite a few breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Again further squally showers and these heavy and wintry at times. Clear skies in the breaks. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 8C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:32 and 15:51

South Uist – 08:31 and 16:01

3 days ahead

Thursday – overcast showers with stronger winds later heavy rain into the evening.

Friday – Lots of uncertainty with gales possibly severe gales winds gusting 50 to 60 mph widely at times reaching 70 mph. Depends very much on the track of the low. hopefully have a firmer idea in 24 hours.

Saturday – Cold with wintry showers and gales. Chilly wind chill. Sleet and snowers 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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 23rd November 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 15th November to 22nd November 2021.

Rainbow at Clachan Sands, North Uist this morning

Originally tweeted by allan keyte (@teenagediplomat) on November 21, 2021.

Vatersay 3:25pm (ish) 21/11/21

Originally tweeted by Sineag Blane (@sineag28) on November 21, 2021.

Back, Isle of Lewis on Tuesday.

Originally tweeted by Katrina Martin (@kat07069257) on November 21, 2021.

Incoming rain from committee roadN. Uist Saturday afternoon looking south to Kirkibost and Peible

Originally tweeted by cally (@callyyeatman) on November 21, 2021.

Incoming shower at the Butt of Lewis, Nov 21st

Originally tweeted by Tristan ap Rheinallt (@calidris) on November 21, 2021.

Mealista – Nikki Crabtree

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Sollas – Rhona Skivington

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

Tarbert Harris – Carol Anne

May be an image of nature, tree, sky and twilight

Vatersay – Suzanne Foreman

May be an image of nature, ocean and coast

Achmore – Teen Macdonald

May be an image of nature

Uig – Morris K Macleod
May be an image of nature

Dail Mor – Liz Wilson

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Tong – Gordy Maclean

Tong – Lesley Mackenzie

May be an image of nature, ocean and coast

Northton – Joceline Hildrey

May be an image of coast and nature

Culla Bay – Gary Ford

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

Cliffe beach – Carolyn Prosser

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

Baleshare – Joan Ferguson

May be an image of body of water and nature

Harris – Tashia Forster

May be an image of sky and nature

Lower Bayble – Kenny Ferguson
May be an image of road, nature and sky

Lochs – Hammes Rob

May be an image of sky, road, twilight and nature

Thanks to everyone who shared photos with us

Met Office yellow severe weather warnings for wind for the 26th / 27th November 2021

Good afternoon. Earlier today the Met Office issued two severe weather warning for winds for the Western Isles for Friday and Saturday this week.

The first warning comes into force at 12:00 on Friday afternoon and expires at 23:59 Friday evening

The second warning comes into force at 00:00 Saturday morning and expires at 18:00 Saturday evening.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

So at this stage there is a lot of uncertainty as to how strong the winds will be for us in the Western isles. We are likely to see strong winds Friday and Saturday but how strong is where the uncertainty lies the track of low pressure will very much determine the strength of the winds. There is a lot of changes between forecast models so do not relay on one model. We already seeing disruption on the ferry network and advance disruption on flights.

I will keep you updated. At this stage its important to be aware of the risks and plan accordingly.

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 and follow any advice and instructions from emergency responders.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing a mainly fine and dry start to the day with plenty of cloud and some clear skies. Overnight low of 7C and winds gusting 30 mph.

Today – A fairly overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Some heavier spells of rain at times. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. The heaviest of the rain into the evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph into the evening. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 11C

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers wintry at times with brisk winds.

Thursday – Spells of rain heavy at times with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Friday – Plenty of uncertainty but winds gusting to gale force possible severe gale with rain and showers.

Have a great day