Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

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

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

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

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler.

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

Have a great day.

Saturdays forecast – more cloud

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

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

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

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:50 and 16:25

South Uist – 08:50 and 16:35

Outlook

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

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

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

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

Have a great evening.

Where did the sun go?

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

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

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

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

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

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

December was another dull month

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

and October

Autumn as a whole was very dull

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

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

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

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

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

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

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

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

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

Monday – Winds easing sunshine and showers. Feeling cooler.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Still mild, Still grey

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

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

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

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:52 and 16:22

South Uist – 08:51 and 16:32

Outlook

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

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

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

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

Have a great evening

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great day.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Showery

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

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

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

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

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:55 and 16:18

South Uist – 08:54 and 16:27

Outlook

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

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

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

Have a great evening.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 40 mph and an overnight low of 7.2C

Today – An overcast day with spells of rain. These heavy at times. The heaviest of the rain moving in during the evening. Drier for this morning. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph at times gusting 50 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers these heavy at times. Brisk winds from the North West around 20 to 40 mph.

Thursday – A cold start to the day. Then sunshine and cloud lighter winds.

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

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Rain at times

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mostly fine and dry end to the day with clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 8C

Overnight – Clear skies and cloud. Some rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Overcast with rain and drizzle at times with some heavier rain later in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times.

Evening – Further rain and showers heavy at times. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph at times.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:57 and 16:16

South Uist – 08:56 and 16:25

Outlook

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds. Showers heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Thursday – Brisk winds overcast with rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Friday and Saturday – Overcast with brisk winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some light rain. Winds from the North West. Temps of 6C to 10C

Have a great evening.

Mondays and week ahead forecast – Still plenty of high pressure

Good afternoon Western Isles an early one from me but here is your week ahead forecast.

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with some light rain and drizzle. A few clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – We are going to see sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine at times but still plenty of cloud. Should be mainly dry but the odd spell of light rain is impossible. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Mostly dry but some light rain is possible at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:58 and 16:14

South Uist – 08:57 and 16:23

Week ahead

Tuesday – An overcast day with rain spreading in later in the day. Heavy at times Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for a time in the early evening. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 9C

Wednesday – Heavy overnight rain brisk winds gusting 40 mph. Turning colder into the evening with a few wintry showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Thursday – High pressure builds back in. A fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. A chilly start to the day. Temps of 2C to 11C. Winds from the North and North West.

Friday – An overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Next Weekend – Brisk winds overcast and staying mild

Have a great week

Sunday’s forecast – Little change

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle across large parts of the Western Isles. The cloud is dominating. Winds of10 to 30 mph and today’s high so far of 8.3C

Overnight – A band of rain will move across the Western Isles this will be heavy at times. Plenty of cloud with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning – A few lingering showers heavy at times but for most, it should be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – It should be mainly fine and dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. A mixture of clear skies and cloud after sunset. Winds of 10 to 30 mph

Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:59 and 16:12

South Uist – 08:58 and 16:21

Outlook

Monday – Fine dry sunshine and cloud with brisk winds from the North West shifting South and South West later. Around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 6C to 9C

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud with rain and showers. Heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers these heavy and possibly wintry at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 11C

Thursday – A cold frosty start. Then fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds from the North West under 20 mph.

Have a great evening

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with spells of light rain and drizzle. Some clear skies. Winds under 20 and an overnight low of 4.3C

Today – A day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine where the cloud breaks. Some mist and low cloud with spells of light rain and drizzle at times. Cloud increase in during the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Monday – Sunshine and cloud and winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Tuesday – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Showers heavy at times. Staying mild.

Wednesday – Rain and showers with winds coming from the North West around 20 to 40 mph. Some sunny spells.

Have a great day.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some sunny spells. Light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 4.6C

Today – Another overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Heavier more organised rain will move in later into the evening. Some sunny spells. Winds will be from the South and South West. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Sunday – Brisk winds sunshine and cloud feeling chilly. Scattered showers.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud and winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Tuesday – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Showers heavy at times. Staying mild.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – oh look more cloud, sigh

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening. Rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 10.8C

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

Morning and afternoon – Mostly overcast with some occasional sunny spells. Rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – An overcast evening with rain slow spreading across the island and becoming heavy. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:01 and 16:09

South Uist – 09:00 and 16:19

Outlook

Sunday – Overnight Rain clears away. Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and North West. Temps of 6C to 9C

Monday – A fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds of 10 to 30 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Tuesday – Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Rain and showers heavy at times. Winds from the South West. Temps of 8C to 10C

Wednesday – Overnight rain clears away to sunshine and cloud with brisk winds gusting 40 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Have a great evening.

Friday’s forecast – January, January and more January

Good evening Western Isleson this Thursday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening with some light rain. A few clear spells. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 10.6C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud with some rain and drizzle. The rain will be mostly light. Some mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – Some lingering mist, low cloud and fog. Some sunny spells. Plenty of cloud and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Sunshine and cloud. Some clear spells of sunset. Showers will start to move in and they will be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 5C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:02 and 16:07

South Uist – 09:01 and 16:17

Outlook

Saturday – breezy overcast with winds from the South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 5C to 8C

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud brisk winds from the North West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Monday – mainly fine and dry sunny day with light winds under 20 mph but these will increase into the evening gusting 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 4C top 8C

Tuesday – Winds gusting 40 to. 50mph. Outbreaks of rain heavy at times. Winds will be from the South West shifting South East later. Temps of 7C to 12C

Have a great evening.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Friday morning we are seeing a mostly overcast morning with some rain and drizzle. Mist and fog and winds under 20 mph with the overnight low of 8.3C

Today – Another overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Some showers later in the day. Mist, low cloud and fog will reduce visibilty at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 10C

Saturday – Overcast brisk winds light rain and drizzle.

Sunday – Brisk winds sunshine and cloud feeling chilly. Scattered showers.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud and winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Have a great day.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing a mostly fine and dry morning. Some light rain. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Mist and fog patches. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and an overnight low of 8.6C

Today – A cloud dominating day with spells of rain and drizzle. Heavy at times with occasional, sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph from the South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Friday – Lighter winds with sunshine and cloud. Drier. With some drizzle.

Saturday – Overcast brisk winds light rain and drizzle.

Sunday – Lighter winds sunshine and cloud feeling chilly.

Have a great day.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning briefing

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Winds gusting 40 mph and an overnight low of 9.0C

Today – A cloud dominating day with spells of rain and drizzle. Heavy at times with occasional, sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph from the South West. Temps of 8C to 11C

Thursday – Brisk winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Overcast with rain and drizzle.

Friday – Lighter winds with sunshine and cloud. Drier.

Saturday – Overcast brisk winds light rain and overcast.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Brisk winds

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 8.6C

Overnight – A cloud dominating night with some rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Wednesday – The rest of Wednesday will be overcast with spells of light rain and drizzle. Increasing into the evening. Some sunny spells mainly hazy sunshine. Winds of 20 to 45 mph.

Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 8C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 09:04 and 16:04

South Uist – 09:03 and 16:14

Outlook

Thursday – Birsk winds gusting 20 to 40 mph from the South West. Some light rain and drizzle. Temps of 8C to 11C

Friday – Winds easing under 20 mph from variable directions. A day of Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Temps of 7C to 10C

Saturday – Light winds sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 8C

Sunday – Brisk winds sunshine and cloud. North West winds 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 3C to 10C

Have a great evening.