Sunday’s forecast – Cold again but increasing sunshine.

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 5.4C

Overnight – We are going to see sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. This will more than likely give a covering of snow in spots again. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph. Overnight low of -3C

Sunday – We are going to see further showers moving across the Western Isles these will be wintry at times but they should ease down as the day goes on. We should see some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. However, the cloud is expected to advance into Uist and Barra later in the day thanks to an approaching warm front. Winds under 20 mph

Winds will be from the North and North West shifting North East later. Temps of -3C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:26 and 20:28

South Uist – 06:32 and 20:30

3 days ahead

Monday – Fine dry and sunny cold start

Tuesday – Rain and showers. Sunshine later.

Wednesday – Fine dry and sunny warm maybe double figures.

Have a great evening.

Snow in April in the Western Isles

We have had a huge amount of photographs shared to us in the last week to us. Here is a selection of them.

Reinigeadal road – Kate Langley

May be an image of nature and snow

New Valley – Donna Morrison

May be an image of nature and snow

Balallan – Irene Mackay

May be an image of tree and snow

Amy Cox – Grimsay

May be an image of lake and nature

New Market – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of nature

Gravir – Jane Mackenzie

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

Sollas – Rhona Skivington

May be an image of bird, sky and nature

Grimshader – Carol Macdonald

May be an image of horse and nature

South Uist – Carla Regler

May be an image of ocean, nature and cloud

Crossbost – Ann Macinnes

May be an image of outdoors

Borrisdale – Nick Helf

May be an image of outdoors

Eoropie – Kathleen Thomson

May be an image of nature and cloud

These are lovely photos but I do hope it starts warming up soon!

Weather Watch 10th April 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the Western isles. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 5.4C so far.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Sunday – High pressure builds across the UK with low pressure over Iceland. Overnight we are going to see sleet and snow showers once again with a chance of covering of snow into the morning again. We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine into the afternoon and evening. Variable amounts of cloud with further winty sleet and snow showers with frost and ice once again into the morning. Winds will be from the North and North West temps of -1C to 6C. Winds under 20 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure dominates the weather. We are going to see a cold start with some frost and ice with some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. A weather front sits to the West with a chance of some light rain moving into west portions of the Western Isles but some uncertainty as to how close it will get. Winds will be from the East and South East and winds under 20 mph. Temps of 2C to 8C/

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – High pressure dominates across the UK. We are going to see another cold start to the day. Some light rain showers moving across the islands. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the South and South West under 20 mph. Temps of 2C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

A lot snow falling across the UK today

Global Weather News

Big Alabama last night

The latest from the tropics

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing a covering of snow for large parts of the Western Isles. A mixture of sleet and snow showers this morning with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 10 mph and overnight low of -1.5C

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine today. Further wintry sleet and snow showers will move across the islands. Heavy at times. Falling as rain again for a time. Frost and ice again this evening. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North West. Temps of -1C to 7C

Sunday – Cold start with frost and ice in the morning with wintry showers. Sunshine later and further rain into the evening.

Monday and Tuesday – Lighter winds and milder with sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Saturday’s forecast – Still on the cold side

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing rain sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. In between some decent sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 4.4C

Overnight – We are going to see another cold night with a risk of some frost and ice once again. Rain and showers wintry at times with some sleet and snow which could result in some accumulations for a time. Overnight low of -2C. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday day – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers and these will be heavy and possibly wintry at times. Increasing sleet and snow showers again into the evening. Frost and ice once again in the late evening. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:29 and 20:26

South Uist – 06:35 and 20:28

3 days ahead

Sunday – Cold start with ice and wintry showers

Monday and Tuesday – Sunshine and showers milder.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 9th April 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Friday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing rain sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and today’s high of 4.3C

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

The next 3 days

Saturday – High pressure dominates the weather across the UK on Saturday. In the Western Isles we are going to see overnight sleet and snow showers. Heavy at times. Into Saturday day time a day of sunshine and cloud. Some sleet and snow showers. Heavy at times with some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine at times. Colder again into the evening with more sleet and snow showers. Winds will be from the North and North West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of -1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure sits across most of the UK. A low pressure sits close to the Western Isles. We are going to a cold icy to start to the day. The rest of the day will see sunshine and cloud. Some wintry showers and some sleet and snow. Turning milder as the day goes on. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – High pressure across the Southern half fo the UK and the next area of low pressure moves in from the West. We are going to see a day of sunshine and cloud. A few showers which will be heavy at times. A little milder then of later. Winds under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Rainfall map of Scotland.

Global Weather News

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing snow and sleet showers moving across the Western Isles. A lot of people have woken up to a covering or a dusting of snow again this morning. Some clear skies and a few sunny spells. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph and overnight low of -1.5C

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – We are going to see further sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Some sunshine in between. These showers will be squally at times. Winds will be from the North and North West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of -1C to 6C

Saturday – Rain and showers for the morning these wintry with sleet and snow at times. Brisk winds.

Sunday – Cold start with frost and ice with sunshine later and further rain into the evening.

Monday – Light winds and milder with sunshine and cloud.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Cold again 

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph and today’s high of 8.2C but now this evening temps have dropped to close to freezing. 

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 0000 Friday morning until 10:00 Friday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met office app or website. 

Overnight – We are going to see sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. This could result in some accumulations of snow for a time and for some a dusting. Heavier snow over higher ground with frost and ice widely. Temps down to -3C. Winds of 10 to 30 mph. 

Friday day – We are going to see a day of sunshine and wintry showers with sleet and snow. Some accumulations for a time. Variable amounts of cloud. Some of the showers turning to rain for Uists and Barra. Frost and ice again. Some dry spells with plenty of cloud. Some clear skies and frost and ice again into the evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of  -3C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:32 and 20:24

South Uist – 06:38 and 20:26

3 days ahead 
Saturday – Wintry showers and blustery winds. 

Sunday – Cold start drier and brighter later. 

Monday – Sunshine and cloud with spells of rain. 

Have a great evening. 

Weather Watch 8th April 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Thursday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing rain sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Heavy in places. In between some decent spells of sunshine plenty of cloud. Blustery winds. Winds gusting 50 mph and todays high of 8.2C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for Lewis and Harris.

Full warnings and latest update can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=abfaded4-8b4d-4168-9abf-e77a7ead6d62&details

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 – A cold start to the day with frost and ice. Overnight sleet and snow showers will move across the Western Isles. These will result in some accumulations for a time. Into Friday a day of sunshine and wintry showers with rain sleet and snow mixed in. Some decent spells of sunshine in between. Winds will be from the North and North West 10 to 30 mph. Temps of -3C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure builds across the UK with fine dry and settled conditions. We are going to see another cold night with frost and ice once again. Further sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Becoming drier and brighter later with some decent spells of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North and North West under 20 mph. Temps of -2C to 5C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure across the UK and a warm front moves in from the West. We are going to see a cold start to the day with a risk of frost and ice once again. Milder as the day goes on. The cloud will dominate with some rain moving in later. Winds will be from the South and South West around 10 to 30 mph. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Strong winds for Orkney and Shetland tonight

A yellow weather warning has been issued

Global Weather News

Anti frost candles continue in France last night.

Possible Fujiwhara effect

Crazy lightning in Sioux Falls.

Thank you for reading. Feedback is always welcome

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 8th 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 coving from Monday 12th April until Thursday 22nd April.

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 12th April

Some model disagreements for next Monday. The EC has low out to the Western Isles and this would feed in bands of rain across the Western Isles which would be heavy at times with blustery winds and staying on the mild side. The GFS also has low pressure to our West but it keeps the rain further out to sea. A few scattered showers across the islands but plenty of sunshine with brisk winds.

Tuesday 13th April

Again further differences for next Tuesday. The EC builds high pressure to the South West of the UK. Low pressure sits to the North West of the UK. Suggesting we will spells of rain which will be heavy at times with blustery winds. The GFS builds high pressure across the UK and this would bring fine dry and settled weather across the Western Isles with sunshine and cloud with light winds.

Wednesday 14th April

Further uncertainties and differences in the forecast for next Wednesday. The EC sends a low pressure across the UK and this would feed rain across the islands. Heavy rain and rain throughout the day. Strong blustery winds. The GFS on the other hand keeps things settled fine and dry with high pressure across the UK. Dry for the islands and feeling warm.

Thursday 15th April

Again model differences where the EC slowly moves the low pressure away from the Western isles. Spells of rain heavy at times but becoming drier and brighter later with sunshine. High pressure attempts to build in. Then an area of low pressure moves into Ireland later in the day. The GFS has little or no change with high pressure firmly in charge with fine dry and settled weather feeling warm as well.

Friday 17th April

Some good model agreement finally both the GFS and EC have high pressure across the UK with fine dry and sunny weather. Feeling warmer with breezy conditions. Rain and stronger winds moving across Ireland and North West England.

Saturday 18th April

Again good model agreement for next Saturday with the EC suggesting high pressure across the Western Isles. A few patchy showers but mainly staying fine and dry. Light wins. The GFS has low pressure to the South West with high pressure across Scotland. Staying fine dry and settled across the Western Isles with plenty of sunshine.

19th, 20th, 21st and 22 April

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 stay firmly in charge of the weather across the UK. Plenty of blue skies and snshine and light winds. Brisk winds.

Featured photo  – Vatersay Bay taken by Floraidh Macleod

Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice 8th April

Good morning all the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for Lewis and Harris. In this blog we will examine the warning and the impacts for those parts of the Western isles.

The warning comes into force at 0000 Friday morning until 10:00 Friday morning

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-09&id=91f78f36-6ca3-45a3-844a-dcb0e950f45e&details

It will be another cold need with sleet and snow showers and as mentioned above we could see some accumulations of snow again. A dusting in places with the greatest risk over high ground with temps getting down to -3c in some spots most just below freezing.

Here is the link to the Councils gritting policy https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/ and road gritting times https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-gritting-priorities/

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

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

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

Please do NOT use Western Isles Weather for the protection of life and property please follow local and national government issued warnings and advice. Please have more than one source for weather information in extreme weather, Such as the Met office and Police

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

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

Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing rain moving across the Western Isles. This is heavy in places. Some dry slots and the cloud is dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph overnight low of 5.1C

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – Spells of heavy rain this morning. The cloud dominating. Some showers. Into the afternoon we are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with scattered showers heavy at times. Into the evening sunshine and cloud turning colder again with some sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles with a risk of frost and ice. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the West and North West later. Temps of 1C to 9C. Feeling colder in the wind chill down to -4C later this evening.

Friday – Sunshine and showers. Wintry at times with sleet and snow again. Brisk winds.

Saturday – Rain and showers for the morning these wintry with sleet and snow at times. Brisk winds.

Sunday – Cold start with frost and ice with sunshine later and further rain into the evening.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Milder but gales

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we seeing rain and drizzle moving across the Western Isles. Some sleet and snow. In between some clear skies and plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph today’s high of 5.8C

Overnight – We are going to see spells of rain moving across the Western Isles this will be heavy at times. Some clear spells but the cloud will mainly dominate. Winds will increase gusting 20 to 40 mph some gusts could reach 50 mph.

Morning – A band of rain will move across the Western Isles accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain. It will move southwards and clear the islands by the mid afternoon. We could see some hail mixed and a chance of these being thundery. Cloud dominating with some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 moh gusting 50 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. But staying windy with scattered showers and these will be heavy at times. By late evening it will turn colder with some wintry showers later. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the West and South West coming in from the North West later. Temps of 0C to 9C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:34 and 20:21

South Uist – 06:40 and 20:24

3 days ahead

Friday – Wintry showers cold and blustery winds. Sleet and snow.

Saturday – Winds ease with wintry showers again

Sunday – Sunshine and showers. Colder later.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 7th April 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a few wintry showers across the Western isles but these have eased. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 4.7C

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 – Across the UK on Thursday we are going to see an area of low pressure move across the north of the UK bringing spells of rain and strong winds. We are going to see overnight rain which will become heavy across the Western Isles. Then for the afternoon and evening, we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some decent spells of sunshine. Some of these showers will be heavy at times. Some wintry showers will move in during the very late evening as conditions turning colder again. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West shifting to come from the North West later. Temps of 1C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – A cold front races across the UK on Friday with a North Westerly airflow setting up across the UK. We are going to see a day of wintry showers with sleet and snow pushing across the islands. Some decent spells of sunshine in between. We are not expecting quite as potent cold snap as we have seen in recent days. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North West. Temps of 1C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – As high pressure builds back across the UK things will become more settled. We are going to still see some wintry showers but these are expected to ease as the day goes on. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. It will be a cold day once again with a risk of frost and ice into the evening. Winds will be from the North around 10 to 25 mph. Temps of -1C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Extremely cold night in Benson

Global Weather News

Beautiful sprites last night in Kansas

Protecting the vineyards in france.

and the latest in the tropics

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, We are seeing further sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. These are heavy in places. Some decent spells of sunshine. Overnight snow showers have resulted in additional accumulations and a covering of snow in places. Winds under 20 mph with overnight low of -1C

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.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – Further sleet and snow showers for the morning and early afternoon. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Cloud increasing into the late afternoon and evening with rain moving in during the evening. Mainly light but becoming heavier overnight into Thursday. Winds of 20 to 40 easing during the middle of the day before increasing into the evening. Winds will be from the North West but shifting to come from the South West later. Temps of 1C to 7C

Thursday – Strong winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Spells of rain heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Milder but wintry showers moving in again later in the day.

Friday – Cold with sleet and snow showers along with blustery winds.

Saturday – Cold day with sunshine and wintry showers with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Wednesday forecast – Spring where are you? let’s be having you!

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening We are seeing further spells of sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. Drier for the Uist and Barra. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 4.6C

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud with some wintry showers. These will be heavy at times with sleet and snow mixed in. Frost and ice in places. Winds of 10 to 30 mph and overnight low down to -4.0C

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud with scattered sleet and snow showers. Some of these falling as rain for a time. The cloud will increase as the day goes on. Becoming milder into the mid afternoon. Winds under 20 mph for most but some gusts reaching 30 mph at times.

Evening – It will be an overcast evening with the cloud dominating. Some light rain and drizzle will move across the islands as we go into the late evening. Some hazy sunshine but mainly the cloud will dominate. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North West but will shift to come in from the South West by late afternoon. Temps of -4C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:37 and 20:19

South Uist – 06:43 and 20:22

3 days ahead

Thursday – Milder with gales and spells of rain.

Friday – Wintry showers and sleet and snow with brisk winds.

Saturday – Sunshine and wintry showers blustery winds.

Have a great evening

Weather Watch 6th April 2021

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the Western isles. Drier for Uist and Barra. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 4.6C

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

Wednesday – High pressure across the South West of the UK and a warm front moves in Scotland. Across the Western isles we are going to see another cold night. With further sleet and snow showers. The cloud dominating across the islands. During the day on Wednesday things will become milder before turning colder again into the evening but we are not expecting see any further snow showers. Some light rain moving in during the late evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from the North West and shifting South West. Temps of -1C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – low pressure moves to the North of the Western Isles brining winds and rain. We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. The cloud will dominate. Milder. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Into the late evening turning colder with a risk of some wintry showers again. Winds will be from the South West but shifting North West later. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday High pressure far out in the Atlantic and low pressure over Scandinavia so once again we are going to see a cold airflow moving across the UK. A day of sunshine and showers and these will be wintry and squally at times. Winds will be from the North West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 1C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

The Shetland Islands are currently under a yellow weather warning for wind until 1700 this evening

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow for Northern Scotland and the Northern Isles from 1900 Tuesday until 1000 Wednesday morning.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-04-06

A stunning capture of foam

Another stunning collection of wave photos

Global Weather News

The latest on Seroja which is struggling today.

There is another developing tropical system near by

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The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 6th April 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. 29th March until 5th April.

Loch Raoinebhat sunset, Siabost 1 April – Alasdair Macleod

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

Vatersay Bay taken by Floraidh Macleod

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

Traigh Iar, Sollas on Tuesday – Rhona Skivington

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

Beinn mhòr trig point and the Minch, Easter Monday. – Alastair Dent

May be an image of nature

Ardhasaig, Isle of Harris, Thursday 1 April

Originally tweeted by Nic IlleMhoire (@nicillemhoire) on April 4, 2021.

Smoky cloud cover; descending Ceapabhal towards Northton Saturday 3rd April.

Originally tweeted by Peter Edwards (@writesofway) on April 4, 2021.

Grey and yellow #Easter Monday in #Uachdar, #Benbecula 🌼👌🐣

Originally tweeted by Self Catering Benbecula (@SBenbecula) on April 5, 2021.

A sunny, cold and windy Mangersta Beach with waves breaking over Stac nan Sgarbh on Sunday 4th April.

Originally tweeted by Mangersta Croft Holidays (@MangerstaCroft) on April 4, 2021.

Sròn Scourst, Glen Meavaig, Isle of Harris

Sorry Richard, forgot to add date 🙄
Saturday 4 April

…or even 3 April 🙈

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on April 4, 2021.

Luskentyre – Claire hobson

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

Culla Bay – Lena Macpherson

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

Barra – Joan Irvin

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

Gleann mhiabhaig, harris hills – Isi Oakley

May be an image of nature and mountain

Traigh Mheilein – Leigh Minion

May be an image of nature and body of water

Culla Bay – Benbecula – Gary Ford

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

Rodel – Lyndsay Morrison

May be an image of nature and coast

Rhugashinish looking west over Ardmore – Martin Butler

May be an image of sky, nature and twilight

Scarista – Tom McCluskie

May be an image of body of water and nature

Breasclete – Rachel Macdonald

May be an image of nature and lake

Reef – Gk Cowan

May be an image of nature and coast

Barvas – Sharon Spinks

May be an image of outdoors

Vatisker – Gill Thompson

May be an image of nature

Arnish – Eilidh Smith

May be an image of nature, coast and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Zoe Macleod – Bernera Bridge

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

Thank you everyone who shared photos.

Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing a covering of snow for many this morning. In some places, it’s just a dusting. This is already melting quickly in the morning sunshine. We are seeing frequent sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. Some sunshine in between. Frost and ice in places again. Overnight low of -1.3C. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

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.

Today’s pollen forecast is low

Today – Further frequent sleet and snow showers will move across the Western Isles. Bringing additional accumulations to all parts. Some sunny spells at times. These showers will be squally at times. Possibly with hail and thunder. Some decent spells of sunshine in between. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -1C to 5C but feeling as cold as -6C in the wind chill.

Wednesday – Cold start with spells of heavy rain moving in later as it becomes milder.

Thursday – Gales throughout the day. Spells of rain heavy at times and mild.

Friday – Sunshine and showers. Wintry at times with sleet and snow again. Brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Staying cold.

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles with some clear skies and plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph. Todays high 4.4C

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.

Overnight – We are going to squally wintry showers. With sleet and snow. Resulting in further accumulations of snowfall. Frost and ice again. Overnight lows down to -4C. A chance of some of these squally showers could be thundery with hail mixed in. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Tuesday day – Sunshine and squally wintry showers. These will be heavy at times. Frost and ice to start the day and again into the evening. Further snowfall accumulations are likely for a time but will melt fairly quickly in the sunshine. Some hailed mixed in and the odd thundery shower cannot be ruled out. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Winds will be from the North West. Temps of -4C to 5C feeling colder in the wind chill down to -8C overnight down -4C to -5C during the day

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:40 and 20:17

South Uist – 06:46 and 20:20

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Cold start with wintry showers. Milder later

Thursday – Gales with spells of heavy rain

Friday – Blustery winds and wintry showers cold again.

Have a great evening.