Weather Watch 17th 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 the band of wet and overcast weather fully clearing the islands. Some clear skies plenty of cloud a few scattered showers. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 16C

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 – Weather fronts linger across the UK on Saturday. Areas of low pressure sit to the West and South of the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. With some scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds of 10 to 25 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 8C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure moves into Ireland on Sunday with weather fronts sitting across the UK. For us in the Western isles we are going to see a wet start to the day with some heavy spells of rain at times. Sunshine and scattered showers for the afternoon with some decent and prolonged evening sunshine. The best of this for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Weather fronts still linger across the UK and high pressure attempts to build from the South West. For us in the Western isles we will see a bright start to the day with sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds with increasing amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 8C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for Sunday for parts of England

Signals are starting to be seen of a more active spell of weather in the coming week to ten days.

Great capture

Global Weather News

In the tropics

Amazing capture

Thanks 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 rain and showers. These are heavy in places. Some mist and low cloud. Overnight low of 14.3C and winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Today – An overcast morning with rain and showers. Merging into some longer spells of rain. Heavy at times. Increasing amounts of sunshine for the late afternoon and evening. Plenty of clear skies after sunset. Winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing under 20 mph by the evening. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud with brisk winds with scattered showers.

Monday – Brisk winds and overcast.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Showery and windy

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing winds gusting 20 to 40 mph strongest for Uist and Barra. Rain and drizzle moving across the islands. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Today’s high of 15.8C

Overnight – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph for Uist and Barra.

Morning – Rain which will be heavy at times but will gradually clear away as the morning goes on. But some rain lingering into the afternoon. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Plenty of cloud but increasing amounts of sunshine. The heaviest of the rain is expected to clear away. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph but still some gusts reaching 40 mph for Uist and Barra.

Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:58 and 19:40

South Uist – 07:03 and 19:44

3 days ahead

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud brisk winds.

Monday – Overcast with drizzle at times.

Keeping my eye on Tuesday for risk of strongest winds so far this Autumn.

Have a great evening.

Thursday’s forecast – Rain moving in and winds increasing

Good evening Western isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some rain and scattered showers which are heavy in places. Some mist and fog. Winds under 20 mph.

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some scattered showers but for most, it should be fine and dry. Some mist and fog patches. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Largely cloud dominating with some sunny spells. Light rain and drizzle. Some mist and fog patches but this should clear as the day goes on. Heavier rain will arrive for Barra and South Uist by late afternoon. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Evening – Overcast with rain. This rain will be heavy at times. Some drizzle at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 8C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:56 and 19:43

South Uist – 07:01 and 19:47

3 days ahead

Friday – Spells of heavy rain before clearing. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph during the early hours. Winds easing later.

Saturday and Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Lighter winds.

Have a great evening.

Wednesday forecast – Still plenty of cloud

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing an overcast conditions with light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Mist low cloud and fog has been a feature of today weather so far. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 17.1C

It is an earlier forecast as I am on the ferry this evening.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominating night with mist and fog forming widely. Some light rain and drizzle at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some lingering mist and fog in places. But for most this should clear as the morning progresses. Some light rain and a scattering of heavier showers. Still a lot of cloud but increasing amounts of sunshine. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud. Increasing clear skies after sunset. Some light rain but for most it will be dry. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions and temps of 11C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:54 and 19:46

South Uist – 06:59 and 19:49

3 days ahead

Thursday – Winds increasing gusting 30 to 40 mph. Some rain but mainly confined to the evening.

Friday – Overnight rain and winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Winds increasing and a mostly dry Friday.

Saturday – Brisk winds scattered showers.

Have a great evening.

Tuesday’s forecast – cloud with rain at times

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Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing a mainly overcast evening with some light rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 15.2C

Overnight – We are going to see plenty of cloud with some light rain and drizzle with some heavier showers moving in later. Some clear skies. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Spells of rain and showers which will occasionally heavy. Mostly overcast with some sunshine at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Some lingering rain but becoming drier with plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from South and South East shifting South West later. Temps of 11C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:52 and 19:49

South Uist – 06:57 and 19:52

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Overcast with rain at times light winds.

Thursday – Dry start but heavy rain later with winds possibly reaching gale force later.

Friday – Overnight winds gusting 40 to 50 mph with heavy rain and becoming drier later with light winds.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 13th 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 afternoon we are seeing overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells in places. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 15.2C so far.

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 – Low pressure sits across the Southern England. Elsewhere high pressure dominates. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks. Overcast into the evening but drier. Overnight winds from the south East shifting West and South West during the day under 20 mph. Temps of 12C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Weather fronts move across the UK. For us in the Western Isles it will be an overcast day with rain and drizzle. Some sunny spells. Winds will be light under 20 mph from the West and South West. Temps of 10C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday– Low pressure systems move in from the Atlantic. A ridge of high pressure sits across the UK for the start of the day. After a dry start with sunshine and cloud we are going to see rain move into the Western Isles. This will be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph to start the day. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph into the evening possibly in some spots reaching 50 mph. Temps of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain for Tuesday for parts of England

Global Weather News

The latest in the tropics

Tropical storm Nicolas

Typhoon Chanthu

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning we are seeing a fairly overcast morning with some sunshine. Light rain in patches. Winds under 15 mph and overnight low of 8.8C

Today – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Showers this morning and early afternoon. Rain and drizzle will move in during the rest of the afternoon and evening. Rain heavy at times. Still some sunshine in the breaks in the cloud but still plenty of cloud. Some mist and low cloud at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 15C

Tuesday – Rain and showers with light winds. Cloud dominating.

Wednesday – Overcast with light rain and sunny spells.

Thursday – Further heavy rain with risk of gales.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – Changeable

Good evening a little different this evening with the full week ahead forecast in one post.

On this Sunday evening, we are seeing a mainly fine and dry evening with sunshine and cloud. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Today’s high of 14.8C

Monday – A cooler night than of later with clear skies and cloud. It should be dry. Temps dropping into single figures for a time. Monday itself sunshine and cloud for the morning and afternoon. But cloud increases as the afternoon goes on with rain and drizzle moving into all parts during the evening. It should be mainly light but becoming heavy in a few spots. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the South and South East. Temps of 8C to 16C

Tuesday – A mostly overcast day with some light rain and drizzle. The cloud will dominate with some hazy sunshine at times. Increasing amounts of light rain into the evening. Winds of 10 to 25 mph. Temps of 12C to 16C

Wednesday – A mainly fine and dry day with some sunny spells. The best of the sunshine during the afternoon where we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Plenty of cloud in the morning. Some light rain. Winds under 20 mph from the South and South West. Temps of 11C to 16C

Thursday – An overcast day with winds increasing gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly reaching 50 mph into the evening. Rain will move in and become increasingly heavy during the evening. Winds will be from West and South. Temps of 12C to 16C

Friday – Heavy overnight rain with winds gusting 40 mph gives way to sunshine and showers into the morning. Afternoon and evening becoming mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 10C to 16C

Next weekend – Brisk winds and sunshine and cloud.

Have a great week.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 12th 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 16th September to Tuesday 21st September

The EC is suggesting that high pressure will still be across the UK on Thursday but low pressure will move towards the UK as the day goes on. A dry start for us in the Western Isles with sunshine and cloud but winds will increase with rain moving in and it will become heavier later in the day.

Into Friday and the band of rain moves across the UK with a new area of low pressure forming towards the East coast of England for us in the Western Isles some overnight rain which will clear away as low pressure clears away. A ridge of high pressure builds becoming fine and dry with sunshine and cloud.

For the Saturday the bridge of high pressure gives us a fine and dry start to the day with sunshine and cloud but the next area of low pressure will bring further rain and showers later in the day. High pressure builds again across the South East of the UK.

Sunday spells of rain which would be heavy at times as the area of low pressure moves across Scotland with brisk winds for us in the western Isles.

Into Monday and the low pressure moves across Scotland and after a showery start conditions would become more settled across the Western isles as ridge of area of pressure builds in again. But more rain moving in later in the day before the next area of low pressure moves in.

Tuesday the above area of low pressure moves across Scotland bringing some heavy and at times persistent rain with a risk of gales for us in the Western Isles. The rain would last throughout the day.

GFS – Thursday 16th September to the Saturday 25th September

The GFS is suggesting for the Thursday that high pressure is in charge across the UK to start the day with sunshine and cloud but a band of rain in association with an area of low pressure to the North West will bring rain later in the day along with increasing winds.

Into the Friday the band of rain clears away but high pressure ridge will bring that will gives us a drier and fine day with brisk winds. The band of rain will die out as it moves across the UK.

Saturday and Sunday we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with brisk winds. Possibly gale force at times with rain and showers.

Monday low pressure moves into Ireland then into Southern England it will bring some rain and showers to the Western Isles with some sunshine. Later in the day high pressure builds across Northern Scotland resulting in drier and sunnier weather to end the day.

Tuesday a fine and dry day with sunshine. Decent and prolonged sunshine and it would be breezy. As high pressure strengthens.

The final 4 days of the time period and high pressure would dominate mainly fine and dry the first 3 days. With a slight chance of rain. But later in the day on Friday a band of rain would move down from the North and bring increasing winds and showers for the Saturday.

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

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome, our featured photo is Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minion

Sundays forecast – Plenty of sunshine

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening with some sunny spells. Rain and drizzle mainly confined to Lewis and Harris. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 14.3C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some lingering showers which will be occasionally will be heavy. Some mist and fog in patches. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Some decent and prolonged sunshine. But variable amounts of cloud with a few scattered showers and these becoming more scattered as the day goes on. Some of the showers could be heavy at times. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Sunshine and cloud. Increasing amounts of sunshine before sunset and then clear skies after with variable amounts of cloud. Some lingering showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:48 and 19:54

South Uist – 06:53 and 19:58

3 days ahead

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and cloud. Breezy.

Wednesday – Sunshine and showers.

Have a great evening.

Friday evening forecast update

Good evening all. I am off the rock again. So over the next couple of days forecasts will be a bit more sporadic and sometimes shorter. But I will still be putting out at least one update a day and of course any warnings that are issued I will update this page as ever.

The place I am staying tonight has terrible wifi and seems to be a near dead spot for connecting to 3G or 4G so a shorter update.

Overnight tonight will see some rain and showers and these will continue for a time into Saturday but becoming drier and brighter with sunshine and cloud. Sunday expected to be mainly fine and dry with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Monday again mainly dry a few scattered showers with sunshine and cloud.

Winds will be mainly light under 20 mph and winds from a North or North East will make it feel cooler. Temps around 12C to 15C

Have a great evening and next update tomorrow.

Friday’s forecast – Cloudy with rain at times

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Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing most of the rain has now cleared away. Some light rain and drizzle behind. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds gusting 30 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some light rain and drizzle. Mist and fog patches. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. Some rain and showers. Winds under 20 mph.

Evening – Overcast with showers some heavier rain is likely to move in as we go overnight into Saturday. Mainly into Uist and Barra first. Winds under 20 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:43 and 20:00

South Uist – 06:49 and 20:03

3 days ahead

Saturday – Heavy rain to start drier and brighter later.

Sunday and Monday – Some decent and prolonged sunshine mainly dry.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 9th September 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening with some rain and drizzle. The heaviest of the rain has now cleared away for most. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. Todays high of 14.9C at 02:00 this morning.

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

Friday – Low pressure sits across Scotland on Friday. Weather warning has been issued for North East Scotland more below. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with some sunny spells. Rain and drizzle. Which will be heavy at times. Some mist and fog patches forming once again. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North East. Temps of 12C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure gradually clears away and high pressure builds back in across the UK. Across the other side of the Atlantic we have Ex Hurricane Larry. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with some morning rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells later in the day. Winds will be around 10 to 30 mph but some gusting will reach 40 mph for a time. Winds will be from the North West and temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure builds across the UK. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Light winds. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 8C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office rainfall warning issued for Northern Scotland

The Thunderstorm warning remains in force for this evening

A few places in the UK experienced heatwave conditions in the last couple of days

Global Weather News

The latest in the West Pacific tropics

Busy Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

This is awesome

Huge dust devil in California

Storms in South France last night

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 9th 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 – Monday 13th September to Saturday 18th September

So the EC has high pressure to the East of the UK on Monday and low pressure close to Ireland. Rain and showers are expected to move northwards into the Western Isles this result in some heavy rain at times. Winds will be mainly light. Into Tuesday the rain and showers stay close to the Western Isles but becoming drier later with a slack airflow across the UK. High pressure moves away to the East. For the Wednesday low pressure forms to the South East of the UK and a slack airflow across most of the UK. For us in the Western Isles the rain and showers will clear away. We are going to see a dry day with some sunshine and a brisk wind. Moving into the Thursday and an area of low pressure moves across the far North of Scotland bringing rain heavy at times across the Western Isles with brisk winds. A ridge of high pressure builds in behind it and a drier end to the day with some sunshine. For the Friday low pressure sits to our far North West and feeds in showers throughout the day. These will be heavy at times the showers will also be accompanied by brisk winds. Some sunshine in between the showers. Into the Saturday and the EC brings in yet another area of low pressure with further bands of rain which would be heavy at times along with brisk winds, possibly reaching gale force. The area of low pressure would stay to our far North West.

GFS –Monday 13th September to the Wednesday 22nd September

So the GFS keeps things fairly settled to start Monday with sunshine and cloud. A developing area of low pressure moves across Ireland and will introduce some rain across the Western Isles later in the day. For Tuesday across the UK low pressure dominates and will bring spells of rain heavy at times to the Western Isles. Despite this winds will remain fairly light. Wednesday will see a ridge of high pressure moving in. This will bring fine dry and settled day with sunshine and cloud along with light winds. Into Thursday the ridge of high pressure moves across the UK and as it does a band of rain heavy at times will move across the UK and this will bring heavy rain to us in the Western Isles along with brisk winds. Moving into Friday and Saturday and we will see a couple of sunshine and showers day. Some decent spells of sunshine at times. Winds will be light however they will become brisk later in the day on Saturday with a slight risk of them becoming gale force. The final 4 days of the time period with brisk winds and sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry but some showers moving in later in the day.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome, our featured photo is Vatersay by Floraidh Macleod

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing spells of rain moving across the Western Isles. This rain is heavy in places and slow moving. We are seeing some mist and low cloud in places. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Overnight low of 13C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from 10:00 till 20:00. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office app or website. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has a flood alert in force for the Western Isles.

I will share any updates to the page regarding the severe weather today. But I am working so there may be a delay in sharing updates. There is a chance the Met Office could amend the weather warning so worth checking their app or website for the latest.

Today – We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy and at times slow moving. Showers at times and this rainfall could result in some surface water in places at times in particular where the rain becomes slow moving. In the breaks in the cloud, we are going to see some sunny spells. But the cloud for most is expected to dominate. Some of the showers will be thundery at times. Lots of uncertainty as to when this may occur but the greatest risk will be this morning and afternoon. This evening the showers are expected to gradually clear away and for most, it will be a drier evening with a few lingering showers and occasional drizzle. Winds of 20 to 40 mph for the morning and afternoon. Some gusts in some exposed coastal areas could reach 50 mph for a time in the morning. Into the evening winds are expected to ease under 30 mph. Further mist, low cloud and fog this evening. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 11C to 15C

Friday – Overcast with rain and drizzle.

Saturday – Heavy rain and cloud dominating.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud. Mainly dry.

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 – Rain and thundery showers.

Good evening Western isles its been a while since we had any weather warnings. This is going tricky forecast so I will talk you across it. What we know and the possible impacts. When a thunderstorm warning is issued it’s always easy to think back to that day last June. That was a rare day and I am certainly not expecting tomorrow to be like that

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle moving across the Western Isles and this heavy in places. Plenty of cloud, mist and fog with plenty of midges. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 19.1C

A Met Office yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms has been issued and comes into force at 10:00 Thursday morning and expires at 20:00 Thursday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued a flood alert for the Western Isles full details can be found via the SEPA website.

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 cloud dominating night with some clear skies. We are going to see rain and showers which at times could be thundery in nature. Mist and fog forming widely again. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Spells of rain and showers which will be heavy and at times persistent. The slow moving nature of some of these showers could result in some surface flooding in places. Some of the showers and heavy rain could become thundery in nature. In the breaks in the cloud, we will see some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph at times but easing again into the late afternoon.

Evening – Further early evening showers and these again heavy and possibly be thundery. However, we are expecting these to ease away as the evening goes on. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 12C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:41 and 20:03

South Uist – 06:47 and 20:06

3 days ahead

Friday – Overcast with rain and drizzle.

Saturday – Rain and showers.

Sunday – Sunshine and cloud mainly dry.

Have a great evening. I will do a further update with my morning briefing with any updates overnight to the forecast.

Weather Watch 8th September 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 and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a few heavy showers around. Some of these are slow moving in spots. Plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 19.1C so far.

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

Thursday – Low pressure sits across the UK with a warm front sitting across North West Scotland. For us in the Western Isles it is a tricky forecast. Overnight will see a cloud dominating night with some mist, low cloud and fog again. It will be another mild night. A few scattered occasionally heavy showers. Into Thursday day and we are going to see rain and showers. These will be heavy at times possibly persistent in places. In some spots there will be slow moving which could result in some surface flooding. At times we could see some thundery showers mixed in. In the breaks in the cloud we will see some sunny spells. Winds of 10 to 30 mph possible gusting 40 mph from the North East. Temps of 12C to 15C

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

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – low pressure sits across Scotland. With multiple weather fronts. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see overcast conditions with some light rain an drizzle. Further rain is expected to push in from the West into the late evening. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 13C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday– Low pressure sits to the North East and high pressure builds to the South as weakening cold front clears. Away to the far West near Canada you can see ex hurricane Larry. For us in the Western Isles some overnight rain which will be heavy at times. Into Saturday itself another fairly cloudy day with some sunny spells. Occasional mainly light rain and drizzle. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 11C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Met Office thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Thursday

Further storms for South West England for rest of today

Flash flooding in Devon

Early morning storms this morning.

Last night was provisionally the hottest night on record for Wales

Warmest September day on record for Scotland provisionally

Global Weather News

50C recorded at Furnace creek yesterday.

Hurricane Larry from space today

we also have tropical storm Olaf

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome.

Met Office yellow weather warning for Thunderstorms for the Western Isles 9/9/21.

Earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for the Western Isles for Thursday. The Warning comes into force at 10:00 Thursday morning and expires at 20:00 Thursday evening. The Full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-09-09&id=e398380d-5560-4d96-99ca-a7daa2e7020d

From the Met Office chief forecaster

Following overnight rain and showers, more intense showers and thunderstorms are expected to break out fairly widely from late-morning, before easing during the evening. Whilst many areas will miss the most intense storms, torrential downpours are likely in a few places. Where these occur, there is potential for 20 to 30 mm of rain in less than an hour and up to 40 mm in 2 hours. This will have the potential to generate surface water flooding, especially if it falls over an urban area.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency have issued a flood alert for the Western isles. Further details can be found via the SEPA website.

I will update this further with my weather watch blog post and Friday forecast later today.

Please feel free to share reports, photographs and videos if it safe to do so.

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.  

Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mainly overcast morning with some light rain and drizzle. Mist, low cloud and fog in places. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of 14.7C

Today – A cloud dominating day. Some sunny spells at times. The best of this in the morning. Light rain and drizzle. Mist, low cloud and fog. Rain and showers will move in during the afternoon and evening which will be heavy at times. There is a slight chance of the showers being thundery. Winds under 20 mph from variable directions. Temps of 12C to 19C

Thursday – Heavy rain and brisk winds.

Friday and Saturday – Overcast with light rain and a few scattered showers.

Have a great day.