Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain across Uist and Barra. It’s mainly overcast with hazy sunshine and a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 3.4C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Sunday, Stornoway was the sunniest with 5.5 hours of sunshine and wettest with 1.8 mm of rain.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – Mainly dry for Lewis and Harris. Overcast here with some hazy sunshine. A few scattered occasionally heavy showers. For Uist and Barra. Heavy and slow moving rain this will be persistent at times. The rain clears away later into the day to showers. Heaviest for Barra and South Uist. Winds will be from the North East around 20 to 40 mph possibly gusting 50 mph for a time. Temps of 5C to 9C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Tuesday – Rain and showers with the cloud dominating. Brisk winds.

Wednesday – rain and showers. These wintry falling as sleet and snow for at times. Possibly to lower levels.

Thursday – Cold sunshine and showers brisk winds.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – Cold and wintry with risk of snow showers

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It’s been a mixed weekend with showers and plenty of cloud. Feeling cool.

Tuesday – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers across the Western Isles. These will be heavy at times. Feeling cold with a brisk North Easterly winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 2C to 9C

Wednesday – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be wintry at times with sleet and snow showers even falling to lower levels. Feeling cold in the wind chill. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. A risk of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Thursday – Sunshine and showers. These wintry at times. Feeling cold with a risk of frost ice again in the morning. Winds will be around 20 to 40 mph coming from the North West. Temps of 2C to 8C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Friday – Another day of sunshine and showers. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds easing as the day goes on. Winds under 20 mph from the North and temps of 2C to 8C
Next weekend – Sunshine and showers. With brisk winds and staying on the colder side.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – Rain and brisk winds.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing rain and showers across Uist and Barra. Drier with scattered showers across Lewis and Harris. Some sunshine. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 9.1C

Overnight – The cloud will dominate with spells of rain. These heaviest for Uist and Barra. Some clear spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – The cloud will dominate. Some rounds of rain will move into Uist and Barra and this will become heavy especially across Barra. Scattered showers and these heavy at times across Lewis and Harris. But plenty of dry slots where the cloud will dominate with a few sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – The rain will gradually clear away and behind it we will see showers and these will be heavy at times. Staying mainly overcast with some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds overnight will be from the South East and into Monday will be from the East and North East. Temps of 4C to 10C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:28 and 21:18

South Uist – 05:36 and 21:18

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 2nd May 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 covering from Thursday 6th May until Saturday 15th May

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 6th May

There is good model agreement for next Thursday with rain moving down from the North across the Western Isles and this will be heavy at times. Some early rain could fall as sleet for a time with snow on the hills of mainland Scotland. Winds gusting to gale force at times and feeling bitterly cold in the wind. Both the EC and GFS have agreement on this.

Friday 7th May

Some slight model differences between the EC and the GFS. Both models suggest that we will see a slack airflow across the islands with sunshine and showers. Breezy but not as strong as the previous few days. Both models bring low pressure system towards the UK. The EC brings in the low to the South West of the UK and rain moves in later. The GFS has a low pressure system in the channel bringing rain here.

Saturday 8th May

Big differences for next Saturday. The EC brings the low pressure over Ireland and this would bring heavy rain over the Western Isles with some sleet and snow. Along with blustery winds. The GFS has the low pressure moving into the North Sea. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be wintry at times. Feeling cold.

Sunday 9th May

Again model differences. The EC suggests slow moving low pressure close to ireland. Further spells of rain and showers across the Western Isles. These would be heavy at times. Some sunny spells and brisk winds. The GFS on the other hand suggests high pressure to our far North West with a cold airflow with sleet and snow showers. Rain at times with a brisk winds.

Monday 10th May

Some good model agreement from both the EC and the GFS. The low pressure system will clear away from ireland according to the EC and high pressure builds in. A showery start then drier later. The GFS suggest a showery start but high pressure builds in and becomes drier and brighter with lighter winds.

Tuesday 11th May

Again model differences. The EC send a low pressure in from the East which would bring heavy rain across the islands and blustery winds. The GFS shows high pressure across the UK and it will be fine and dry with sunshine and cloud with lighter winds.

12th, 13th, 14th and 15th

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 a mixed spell of weather changing between high pressure and further spells of rain.

Featured photo – Looking towards St Kilda taken by Cat Wright

Weather Watch 2nd May 2021

Welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing rain and showers moving across the islands. Sunshine and cloud. Winds under 15 mph. Today’s high of 9.1C

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

Monday – A deep area of low pressure moves across the UK with heavy rain and strong winds. ( Warnings have been issued more below). For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a split day. Overcast conditions with a cold start again a chance of frost and ice in the morning. Rain and showers moving later mainly across Uist and Barra. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Possibly gusting to 50 mph for Barra.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The low pressure clears into the North sea. Brisk airflow persists across the UK with gales at times. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers across the Western Isles. These will be heavy at times. Feeling cold with a brisk North Easterly winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – The cold airflow continues across the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be wintry at times with sleet and snow showers even falling to lower levels. Feeling cold in the wind chill. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. A risk of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Met Office yellow weather warning for wind for Monday into Tuesday has been updated

Global Weather News

Late season snow in Norway

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Sunday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, We seeing are seeing a mainly overcast conditions with some sunshine. Mostly hazy sunshine. Some rain and showers with some of these being heavy in places. Winds under 10 mph. Overnight low of 1.3C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Saturday, South Uist was the wettest with 5.0 mm of rain

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see a mainly overcast day with spells of sunshine. Some decent spells of sunshine. Hazy sunshine at times. Some rain and showers at times and these showers will merge into some longer spells of rain. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions and temps of 4C to 10C

Monday – Mainly overcast with brisk winds and feeling colder in the wind.

Tuesday – Rain and showers with the cloud dominating. Brisk winds.

Wednesday – Rain and showers and these could be wintry at times brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – More of the same

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but most places are dry. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 8.3C

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night with some clear skies. A few showers and these will be occasionally heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A day of sunshine and cloud again. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine at times. We are going to see some showers. These most frequent across Lewis and Harris. A few of the showers will merge into longer spells of rain. Winds under 10 mph.

Evening – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers but these gradually clearing away. Winds under 10 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 4C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:30 and 21:16

South Uist – 05:38 and 21:16

3 days ahead

Monday – Cold start and then showers later

Tuesday and Wednesday – Sunshine and showers. Possibly wintry at times.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 1st May 2021

Welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing a lot of cloud around. Some hazy sunshine. Some sunny spells but mainly cloudy. A few scattered showers. Winds under 10 mph. Todays high of 8.3C 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

Sunday – High pressure sits across the UK. In the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Showers and these will be heavy at times. Most frequent across Lewis and Harris. Some decent spells of sunshine and plenty of cloud. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure moves into the UK. This will bring wind and rain to many parts. Warnings have been issued ( more below). For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overcast conditions with some showers. A chilly start to the day. Winds will increase as the day goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure moves out into the North sea and it will stay fairly windy across the UK. Here in the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. it will feel cold in the North Easterly winds. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for parts of England and Wales from 12:00 Monday until 09:00 Tuesday morning.

A new sunniest April on Record for the UK

Its been a very cold April

Global Weather News

Severe storms in the USA and China

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a mainly overcast start to the day with some sunny spells. A few showers around and some of these are wintry in places. Overnight low of 3.7C. Winds under 20 mph.

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Friday, Harris Quidnish was the wettest with 4.0 mm of rain and Stornoway was the sunniest with 6.8 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. Not all will see showers but these will be heavy at times. There will be plenty of cloud. Some of these showers at times could be wintry and possibly thundery. Best of the sunshine in the evening. Winds will be from the North and North East under 15 mph. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunday – Light winds and sunshine and showers. Feeling cold.

Monday – Mainly overcast with brisk winds and feeling colder in the wind.

Tuesday – Rain and showers with the cloud dominating. Brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday we are seeing some heavy rain showers across Lewis and Harris. Drier for now across Uist and Barra. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 8.9C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. A slight risk of frost and in the early hours. Some early morning sunshine. Winds under 20 mph.

Saturday day – More of what we have seen recently. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some showers and these will occasionally be heavy at times. Not all will see showers. Plenty of cloud around and this will be stubborn to shift in places. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway. – 05:33 and 21:13

South Uist – 05:41 and 21:14

3 days ahead

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Monday – Brisk winds and showers

Tuesday – Brisk winds with sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.

Cold, Dry and Sunny April 2021

April 2021 across the UK has been unusually cold in this blog we take a look at some of the early stats about how cold this April has been. Also looking at Sunshine and Rainfall stats

Firstly we take a look back at last April which was the sunniest April on record…..

in the end 224.5 hours of sunshine on average was recorded.

Now on to April 2021 which has had its lowest minimum average temperature since 1921 according to the Met Office

The Number of Air frosts has been the highest across the UK since 1970 with an average of 13 days compared to 11 which was set back in 1970.

here are the number of frost days for April 2021 across the UK. For us in the Western Isles 11 for Stornoway and 5 for South Uist.

image credit to Starlings Roost Weather and for a more in depth look at the above data click here http://starlingsroost.asuscomm.com/weather/ukobs/frost_month_summary_map.php?fbclid=IwAR1xjqbMqlsG5U-JgtMgJWHJPNaQVSJrJFerIsjnjZFK3yQLq-OQWohIDCI

The image below is April 2020 a rather large contrast

It has been another very Sunny April with a chance of April 2021 being sunnier than April 2020 but it will depend on todays sunshine numbers.

According to the Met Office provisionally Scotland and Wales have broken there sunshine records for April. With Scotland amassing 211.5 hours of sunshine averaged out.

Map showing April 2021 sunshine hours

It was also a very dry April. Possibly record breaking dry. This another map from the Met Office shows how dry the month has been with brown indicating drier than average.

Map showing April 2021 rainfall amount

All the above images apart from the frost images come courtesy of the Met Office. Which can all be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/lowest-average-minimum-temperatures-since-1922-as-part-of-dry-april

I will do another blog on April weather stats across the Western Isles on Saturday.

Weather Watch 30th April 2021

Welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A number of showers around these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 8.9C 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 – A slack airflow across the UK. In the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine at times. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 20 mph. Temps of 2C to 10C with a slight risk of frost and ice in the morning.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – high pressure sits across the UK. In the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. Again a cold morning with a risk of frost and ice. A few scattered showers. Winds will be light under 20 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure moves across the UK. Some uncertainty as yet on exact track and how strong the winds will be for us in the Western Isles and how much rain we will see. We are going to see an overcast day with some spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Possibly gusting 50 mph in the late evening. Winds will be from the East. Temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another cold night across parts of the UK

There has been snow falling across parts of the UK in the final days of April

Global Weather News

Some more insane hail stone footage from the USA

A new record hottest April night in Crete

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 sunshine and cloud. a few showers and these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 3.4C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 12.1 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A few showers and these will be heavy at times. There is a chance that some of these could be thundery. Still plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and feeling chilly in the wind chill. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday – Rain moving in and some rain later in the day. Winds increasing later to possible gale force in the late evening.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – The North Easterly

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds of. 10 to 30 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C so far.

Overnight – We going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Showers and these heavy merging into some longer spells of rain in the early hours of the morning. Winds under 20 mph.

Friday day – It will be a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. A chance of some hail mixed in. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 3C to 10C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:35 and 21:11

South Uist – 05:43 and 21:12

3 days ahead

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with scattered showers. Light winds. Still feeling cold.

Monday – A lot of uncertainty as yet. But as the computer models are all over the place with a low pressure system moving across the UK. Before today most of the model runs suggested the low going into the Southern half of the UK. Model runs today have been shifting it Northwards and now suggesting that we will see some heavy rainfall and blustery winds possibly gale force. Will keep you updated over the weekend on this.

Have a great evening.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 29th 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 covering from Monday 3rd May until Wednesday 12th May

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 3rd May

Good model agreement for next Monday that a deep area of low pressure will rattle in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds and rain to much of the UK. The EC tracks the low a bit further south so the very worst of the stronger winds would miss us on the Western Isles and we would see rain and showers. Brisk winds and some snow falling over the higher ground of mainland Scotland. The GFS tracks the low pressure further North between us and North Ireland. This would give us some very heavy rain and brisk winds which could reach gale force for a time before clearing away late evening.

Tuesday 4th May

Some good model agreement from both the EC and the GFS which moves Mondays low into the North Sea. This will allow colder air to move down from the North. We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers some of these will be wintry showers moving across the islands. Brisk winds and feeling cold. The GFS runs a secondary low across the Southern half of the UK.

Wednesday 5th May

Some model differences for next Wednesday. The EC continues the strong wintry airflow across the Western Isles with sunshine and showers. Again some of these wintry at times and it would feel cold. The GFS has the cold and wintry airflow moving down from the North to start the day but this airflow eases late morning. We will then mainly see a fine and dry day with sunshine. A next area of low pressure moves in from the West bringing rain into North West England and Northern Ireland.

Thursday 6th May

Again further model differences. The EC has low pressure over Scandinavia. This will drive cold air down across the Western Isles. A day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times with some sunny spells at times it would be breezy. The GFS on the other hand suggests that low pressure will move around North West Scotland and bring rain and showers. The rain heavy at times with blustery winds.

Friday 7th May

Some slight model agreement for next Friday. Both models suggest that an area low pressure will move in from the South West. The cold airflow will cut off from the North. The EC shows a deep area of low pressure moving into South West England with strong winds and heavy rain. For us in the Western isles we are expecting to see a showery start to the day but becoming fine and dry day later with sunshine and cloud. The GFS has a much deeper area of low pressure moving into Ireland. This would bring strong winds and heavy rain. This rain could move into the Southern half of the Western Isles. Mainly fine and dry further North you are.

Saturday 8th May

Some model differences for next Saturday. The EC brings the low pressure across the UK and slowly weakens bringing rain and showers. For us in the Western Isles we would see a day of brisk winds and sunshine and showers. The GFS moves the strong area of low pressure across the UK. We would see brisk to strong winds across the Western Isles along with some heavier rain later in the day.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th May

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 will build in behind the above mentioned low pressure system. Then for the final 3 days of the time period we would see further low pressure systems bringing rain and blustery winds.

Featured photo from Isi Oakley at Aird Mangasta 

Weather Watch 29th April 2021

Welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing sunshine and cloud. A scattering of showers and these will be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph and todays high so far of 8.8C

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 – Slack airflow continues across the UK. High pressure in charge. For us in the Western isles we will see a slight risk of frost and ice during the early hours of Friday morning. We are going to see another day of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Prolonged sunshine at times with plenty of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure sits out in the North Sea with high pressure across most of the UK. Across the Western Isles we are going to see another day of sunshine and cloud with the odd scattered shower. A cold start to the day. Winds of 10 to 25 mph. A risk of frost and ice again. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure sits across the UK but developing weather systems await in the wings in the Atlantic which will bring unsettled parts of the UK on Monday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a cold start to the day. Its going to be a mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Cold end to April and Cold start to May.

It has also been a dry April and this helped to worsen wildfires

Global Weather News

Significant hail damage in Texas and Oklahoma yesterday

Lightning strike in China

Flash flooding in Saudi Arabia

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, We are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 3.3C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Wednesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 5.1 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. A few showers which will be heavy at times. These will be well scattered and not all will see showers. It will feel colder into the evening with a slight risk of frost and ice once again.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk North Easterly winds. Scattered showers with a slight risk of morning frost and ice.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – stuck in a rut

Good evening Western isles. On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and clouds. A few scattered occasionally heavy showers. Winds 10/30 mph. Today high of 9.7C

Overnight – a mixture of clear skies and cloud. We are going to see some scattered showers which will be heavy at times. A slight risk we could see a touch of frost in some sheltered spots. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Thursday day – a day of sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine at times but plenty of clouds. We are going to see showers and these at times will be heavy and possibly merging into some slightly longer spells of rain. Not all will see showers. Winds of 10/30 mph.

Winds will be from North East.

Stornoway – 05:37 and 21:10

South Uist – 05:43 and 21:11

3 days ahead

Friday, Saturday and Sunday – sunshine and cloud with North East winds. Scattered showers but increasing amounts of uncertainty towards the end of the weekend.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 28th April 2021

Welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some showers which are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 8.4C 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

Thursday – A slack airflow persists across the UK. In the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud with some scattered showers at times. These occasionally heavy and feeling cool. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure dominates across the UK. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud across the Western isles with some scattered showers which will be occasionally heavy at times. A risk of frost and ice in the morning and evening. Winds of 10 to 20 mph from the North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure sits across the UK. It’s going to be more of the same. A day of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. But most places dry with some prolonged spells of sunshine. A slight chance of frost and ice in the morning. Winds will be under 15 mph. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The weather has been pretty calm lately. Some thunderstorms off the coast of Devon this morning

Global Weather News

From Colorado last night

A beautifully captured sprite in Oklahoma last night

Beautiful Supercell from Texas last night

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 5.8C

Across the Highlands and Eilean Siar on Tuesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 7.8 hours of sunshine.

Today’s pollen forecast is Moderate

Today – We are going to see rain and showers these heavy at times. Not everyone will see showers or rain but most places will stay dry. We going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 10 to 25 mph gusting 30 mph. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 3C to 9C but a slight risk of frost and ice this evening.

Thursday – Brisk winds. Sunshine and cloud with a cold start to the day. Again a risk of showers.

Friday and Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk North Easterly winds.

Have a great day.