Wednesday’s forecast – Rain later

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some clear spells. Some light rai and drizzle with mist and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 17.9C

Overnight – a cloud dominating night with some clear spells. Some mist low cloud and fog in places. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – A few scattered showers will move in. Sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells. Occasional spells of lingering light rain and drizzle. Still some mist, low cloud and fog. Winds under20 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Rain and showers will move into the Western Isles. This will become heavy at times. A slight chance of the showers being thundery. Not all will see rain. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Winds under 15 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 13C to 19C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:39 and 20:06

South Uist – 06:45 and 20:09

3 days ahead

Thursday – Light winds with heavy rain. Mist and fog.

Friday – Cloudy with drizzle.

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud mostly dry.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 7th September 2021

Welcome to Tuesday’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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mainly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. A few late evening sunny spells. Mist low cloud and fog. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 17.9C

The next 3 days

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

Wednesday – Low pressure sits to the South West of the UK bringing rain and thundery showers into parts of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle for the early hours the morning on Wednesday. Mist, low cloud and fog for many. Into the afternoon and evening we are going to see the cloud increase further and we are going to see rain and showers move across the Western Isles and this will be heavy at times. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Overnight Thursday we are going to see an overcast night with some rain and showers which will be heavy at times. For Thursday its self we are going to see a cloud dominated day with some sunny spells but a few rain and showers which at times will be heavy. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 13C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Low pressure sits close to Scotland a warm front drapes across North West Scotland a cold front across Western areas. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the North West. Temps of 10C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office thunderstorm warnings have been issued.

Great explainer on the upcoming weather pattern changes

Its been a hot day

Global Weather News

The Canadians are monitoring Hurricane Larry

This escalated fast

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 7th September 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 30th Aug and 6th September.

Monday 30th Quidinish, looking west.

Originally tweeted by sarah duce (@sarahduce) on September 5, 2021.

30/6 West Loch Tarbert

A view worth the walk through all the midges!

Originally tweeted by RE:Gina 🐾 (@moon_catcher) on September 5, 2021.

Borve beach Sunday 5th.

Originally tweeted by David Finlay (@DavidFi99897249) on September 5, 2021.

Ness Beach, Wednesday

Originally tweeted by Isabelle Kassam @🏡 (@kassam_kassam) on September 5, 2021.

Friday 4th Sept, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Isle of Lewis

Friday was the 3rd😁lose all track of time and what day/date when I’m visiting home😍

Originally tweeted by Mary K RN 💙 (@mgmacleod) on September 5, 2021.

Apologies this was taken last Sunday afternoon, at Barvas Machair/shore

Originally tweeted by norma murrayinahurry (@MurrayNormski77) on September 5, 2021.

Stornoway 03/09/21

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on September 5, 2021.

Berneray 2/9/21

Originally tweeted by Diane Smithyman (@diane_smithyman) on September 6, 2021.

Eilean Glas Lighthouse, Scalpay on 2nd September.

Originally tweeted by Alan Findlay (@AlanFin5) on September 7, 2021.


Gavin Mcadam From Smercleit, South Uist

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

 Braighe – Donna Morrison

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

Stornoway – Nicola E Finlayson

May be an image of body of water

North Loch – Margaret Anne Montgomery

May be an image of nature, grass and lake

Stornoway Castle grounds – Jane Maciver

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

Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minion

May be an image of horse and nature

Port of Ness – Mary Margaret Mackenzie

May be an image of ocean and nature

Miavaig – Steven Morrison

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

Benbecula – Gary Ford

May be an image of twilight, nature and cloud

Broadbay – Norman Matheson

May be an image of nature and ocean

North Uist – Christine M Morrison

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

Vatersay – Floraidh Macleod

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

Gress – Mary Ann Macleod

May be an image of nature and body of water

Bosta – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of nature

Sollas – Rhona Skivington

May be an image of deer, nature and tree

Baleshare Beach – North Uist Steven Dòmhnallach

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

Bosta – Shona Shields

May be an image of flower and nature

Harris – Catherine Macdougall

May be an image of nature and lake

Laxay – Ruth Macdonald

May be an image of nature, sky and lake

Garry Beach – Susan Dobell

May be an image of nature and body of water

New Market – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature and sky

Thanks to everyone who shared photos with us.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing a mostly overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog in places. Some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 14.4C

Today – A warm day. We are going to see plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Some decent and prolonged sunshine where the cloud breaks. Occasional spells of light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog in patches again. Winds will be from the South and southwest around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Wednesday – Sunshine and cloud with rain later.

Thursday – Rain and showers which will be heavy at times.

Friday – Overcast with sunshine and cloud. Some light rain.

Have a great day.

Tuesday forecast – Warm

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some clear skies. Some light rain and drizzle. Mist low cloud and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 17C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some light rain and drizzle. Mist, low and fog. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Tuesday day – Plenty of cloud once again which will be slow to break. Where it does we should see some decent spells of sunshine. Mist and fog once again at times that will increase in at times. At times we will see some light rain and drizzle but for most, it will stay dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South West and temps of 13C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:37 and 20:09

South Uist – 06:43 and 20:12

3 days ahead

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Overcast with some light rain and drizzle. Sunny spells with light winds.

Yeah, the pattern was gonna change now it really isn’t. Stuck in the rut!

Weather Watch 6th September 2021

Welcome to Monday’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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light ran and drizzle. Some mist and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 17.0C

The next 3 days

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

Tuesday – A weak warm front lingers across North West Scotland on Tuesday. High pressure for the rest of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a cloud dominating day with some light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells but for most staying cloudy. Winds will be from the South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 13C to 21C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure moves towards the UK as high pressure declines away. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day once again with some scattered light showers. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Feeling warm again. Winds will be from the South East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 14C to 21C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure sits across the UK on Thursday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with rain and drizzle mist and fog. Rain heavy at times. Still feeling warm. Winds will be from the North East around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 14C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Meteor last night

Another view

Global Weather News

Flooding in West Africa

Latest on Larry

A new tropical storm in the Western Pacific

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Mist, fog and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 11.6C

Today – Some occasional sunny spells but largely overcast day with some mainly light rain and drizzle. This could become persistent for a time. Mist, fog and low cloud for many at times. Feeling humid and warmer. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 11C to 17C

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud warm.

Wednesday and Thursday – Rain and showers mist and fog brisk winds.

Have a great day.

The week ahead forecast – Becoming much warmer for a time.

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one.

Tuesday – we are going to see a very mild but overcast day with a few fleeting sunny spells. Mist, fog and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the South West. Temps of 13C to 21C

Wednesday – we are going to see another overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Some scattered showers. mist and low cloud with some fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 14C to 21C

Thursday – We are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells in the breaks. We are going to see mist low cloud and fog again. Winds under 20 mph from the South East. Temps of 14C to 18C

Friday – Rain moving in at times becoming heavy at times. Plenty of cloud. Some sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 30 mph later in the day. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 12C to 17C

Next weekend – mainly fine and dry with light winds but feeling cooler.

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!

Mondays forecast – More cloud

Good evening Western Isles we are seeing an overcast evening with some rain and drizzle but most of it has cleared away. For most, it’s becoming a dry evening with plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Today’s high of 16.5C so far.

Overnight – Plenty of cloud with a few clear spells. Mist low cloud and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph.

Monday – A mostly cloudy day with some mainly light rain and drizzle. Mist, low cloud and fog patches at times. Any sunny spells likely to be fleeting with some hazy sunshine. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:35 and 20:12

South Uist – 06:40 and 20:14

A full week ahead forecast to follow.

Have a great evening.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 5th September 2021

Welcome to the our long range forecast for the Western Isles. This is our twice weekly update covering up to two ahead. We look at trends and patterns. Usually posted on a Thursday and Sunday.

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.

EC – Thursday 9th September to Tuesday 14th September

So the EC is suggesting that low pressure will dominate the weather across the UK on Thursday with it moving Northwards. Bringing rain and showers to the islands and these will be heavy at times with brisk winds. Onto the Friday and the low pressure system clears away to leave a showery start to the day for the Western Isles before becoming drier and brighter with sunshine and cloud. Winds easing as well. Becoming cooler after a warmer mid week. For the Saturday and low pressure sits to the South West of the UK high pressure to the East. For us in the Western Isles it would be a showery morning and afternoon but high pressure would build in later in the day to give fine dry conditions to end the day. Sunday and the high pressure declines away Northwards and showers will push across the UK but for us in the Western Isles it should be a mainly dry day with sunshine and cloud. Light winds. For a week on Monday the EC is suggesting that there will be a slack airflow across the UK with sunshine and cloud and a few scattered showers for the Western isles. a band of heavy rain will move westwards but not expected to reach the Western isles before the end of the day. For the final day Tuesday low pressure sits out far to the West which will bring rain and showers across the Western Isles with some heavy rain a times. Winds possibly reaching gale force.

GFS – Thursday 9th September to the Saturday 18th September

So the GFS is suggesting that a couple shallow areas of low pressure will move across the UK on Thursday this will bring breezy conditions to us in the Western Isles with rain and showers. Friday the low pressure systems clear away and behind high pressure attempts to build in. For us in the Western Isles we would see rain and at times this would be heavy before becoming drier and brighter later. For the Saturday, Sunday and Monday the GFS is suggesting that high pressure builds back across the UK with fine dry weather and light winds. Plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud with some light evening rain on the Saturday for us in the Western Isles. Tuesday again high pressure dominates but some showers moving down from the North to start the day for the Western isles but this clearing to leave a fine dry and sunny end to the day. The final four days of this time period and the GFS is still showing high pressure in charge with fine dry and sunny weather but towards the end of the time period winds will increase and some showers would move in with some rain for the Saturday as low pressure moves in from the South West.

Due to active hurricane season there is some uncertainty and lower confidence in the long range forecast.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome, our featured photo is Hushinish by lochiegirl 

Weather Watch 5th September 2021

Welcome to Sunday’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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing rain moving across the Western isles and this is heavy in places. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and todays high of 16.5C

The next 3 days

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

Monday – High pressure to the South and tighter isobars to the North West on Monday. With some lingering weather fronts. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud at times. Winds of 10 to 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure dominates across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a very mild but overcast day with a few fleeting sunny spells. Mist, fog and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the South West. Temps of 13C to 21C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure a little further East and low pressure system to the South West of the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see another overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Some scattered showers. mist and low cloud with some fog patches. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of 14C to 21C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather news

Turning a lot warmer over the UK next week

Global Weather News

Hurricane Larry in full on beast mode

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Some hazy sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. A mild night with an overnight low of 13.8C

Today – A largely overcast day with any sunshine being fleeting or hazy. Rain and drizzle will move into the islands this morning. The rain becoming heavy into the afternoon. Not all will see heavy rain. Rain slowly clearing into the evening but we will see some further light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Easing under 20 mph this evening. Temps of 12C to 16C

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Overcast with sunny spells. Feeling warm with temps getting up to 20C. Breezy.

Have a great day.

Sunday’s forecast – actual stuff falling from the sky

Good evening Westen Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some light rain. Most places are dry. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 15.9C

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominating night with some light rain and drizzle. Winds increasing gusting 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Overcast with rain moving in this will become heavy into the afternoon. Showers to start for most. Some sunny spells but the cloud will dominate. Rain slowly clearing into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Some rain which will gradually clear away. Becoming a dry but overcast end to the day with some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 13C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:32 and 20:14

South Uist – 06:38 and 20:17

3 days ahead

Monday and Tuesday – Overcast milder with light rain.

Wednesday – Rain and showers feeling a lot warmer.

Have a great evening,

Weather Watch 4th September 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Some hazy sunshine but for most its cloudy. Winds of 10 to 25 mph. Todays high of 15.8C

The next 3 days

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 -High pressure still clings on but a weather front lingers across Scotland. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a dry but overcast start to the day with rain and showers moving across the islands during afternoon and evening. This will be heavy at times. Becoming drier into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Strongest during the rain. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure lingers across the far South and weather fronts sit across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure builds back across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mainly overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells at times. It will feel milder and warmer. Some mist and fog is possible in patches. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Decent temperature spread between West overnight

Global Weather News

insane flooding from Waverly Tennessee

Von Karman Vortex

Flooding in Mexico

In the tropics and we have powerful Larry

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

August 2021 and summer weather stats for the Western Isles.

Hello and welcome to a look back at our weather in August 2021 – We cover the Western Isles and take a look at the rest of the UK’s weather further down in the blog.

August continued the dry trend across the Western Isles. High pressure was the dominating story. We had a couple or wet days. It was a fairly cool month as well.

Stornoway airport and South Uist Met Office site stats.

Stornoway Airport Met Office site recorded 99.4 hours of sunshine. The dullest August since 2010 which had 89.6 hours. 47 mm of rain fell during August. 104.6 mm of rain fell during June, July and August. Giving possible the driest summer in over 150 years ( awaiting verification on this).

South Uist range recorded 52 mm of rain during August.

SEPA rainfall Gauges in the Western Isles for August

Creed Bridge – 8.8 mm

Birkie Hue – 56.6 mm

Laxdale Harris – 107.2 mm

Mill Croft – 94.8 mm

Daily records

We had one daily record during August with 13.9 hours of sunshine in Stornoway on the 8th.

Weather Warnings year to date

We had no weather warnings during the month of July. 

The total number of weather warnings to date for the year for the Western Isles stands at 18.

Yellow – 18

Amber – 0

Red – 0

A further break down of the warnings.

Wind – 7

Snow and Ice – 9

Rain – 0

Thunderstorms – 0

Wind and snow – 0

Ice – 2

The highest and low temps of the month

Stornoway – High 17.9C and low 9.3C

South Uist – High 19.0C – low 6.7C

Temperature graphs for the month for Stornoway and South Uist

Above image credits to Roost weather http://starlingsroost.asuscomm.com/weather/ukobs/ukgraphs.php?synop=03026&startdate=2021-08-01&starttime=00%3A00&enddate=2021-09-01&endtime=00%3A00&datatype=SYNOP

Met Office UK wide stats.

Summer was very dry for us in the Western Isles and we were below average for Sunshine for Lewis and Harris but not for Uist and Barra.

Sunshine was above average for much of the Uist and Barra. Harris was about average and much of Lewis was below average during August.

Map showing sunshine hours anomaly across the UK for August 2021

You can also see how dry the month was for much of the Western Isles

Maps showing rainfall anomaly and rain days across the UK for August 2021

The highest August temperature was recorded in Scotland according to the Met Office below

It is quite unusual for the highest temperature of August to occur in Scotland, but the suppressed temperatures in the south of England mean that 27.2°C recorded at Tyndrum on 25 August is the highest temperature recorded in the UK during August 2021, and is the lowest such value since August 2010.

More here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2021/one-of-the-hottest-summers-on-record-for-scotland-and-northern-ireland

Thank you for reading. Any Feedback is welcome

2021/ 2022 Autumn and Winter plan for Western isles weather.

So on the 1st September, we ticked over into Meteorological autumn. The next 6 months is when we tend to see our most changeable and sometimes extreme weather. This will be my 10th autumn and winter covering weather in the Western isles.

The plan is to continue providing you with 3 times daily weather updates. Sharing weather warnings from the Met Office and SEPA. Any important severe weather information from emergency responders and local authority bodies. In depth blogs on any weather warnings issued and guiding you across any severe weather events. Plus white Christmas forecasts in December ( I know)!

You can help as well by sharing reports videos and photographs as long as it is safe to do so. As this helps to build up a picture of what is going on across our islands.

Whatever the weather throws at us we have you covered for all the information and sources.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing an overcast morning with some light rain. Some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 12.5C

Today – Yet again another overcast day but with some sunny spells at times. Some decent spells of sunshine. But for most, it will be hazy sunshine. Some rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 mph for Uist and Barra.

Sunday – Rain and showers with brisk winds.

Monday – Overcast with scattered showers.

Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud becoming warm again.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Cloudiness

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 15.4C

Overnight – An overcast night with some clear skies. Light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Saturday – We are going to see a fairly overcast day with some sunshine at times. Some rain and drizzle but for most, it will stay dry. The sunshine will be hazy at times. Winds of 10 to 25 mph strongest for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:30 and 20:17

South Uist – 06:36 and 20:20

Sunday and Monday – Rain and scattered showers with brisk winds.

Tuesday – feeling much warmer with sunshine and cloud. A risk of some of the highest temperatures of the year so far.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 3rd September 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday evening we are seeing overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud with some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 15.4C

The next 3 days

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

Saturday – High pressure dominates across the UK but has shifted further East. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells. Some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions and temps of 12C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Weather fronts close in from the West and high pressure to the East. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with some rain and showers these will be heavy. The greatest risk will be into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 12C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure far to the East and Low pressure over Iceland with a lingering weather front. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with spells of rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South West. Temps of 12C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

For some welcome rain this weekend

Global Weather News

This is mental

More from the flooding from Ida

Another view of Hurricane Larry

Thank you for reading any feedback is 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 light rain. Some clear skies. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 12.8C

Today – An overcast day with sunshine at times. Some decent and prolonged sunshine where the cloud breaks. The cloud will be stubborn to clear. Some mist and fog in patches. It should be dry but some light rain is possible. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 10C to 16C

Saturday – Sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Sunday – Brisk winds with rain and showers.

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with light rain.

Have a great day.