Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing showers moving across the Western isles some of these falling as sleet. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 mph and overnight low of 6C

Today – Some decent and at times prolonged sunshine for a time today. Plenty of cloud which will increase at times. Some squally showers which will turn increasingly wintry later. Risk of frost and ice this evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of -1C to 6C

Thursday – on the colder side again with Wintry showers.

Friday – Brisk winds and showers.

Saturday – Drier and brighter.

Have a great day

Wednesday’s forecast – Turning colder.

Good evening Western isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mixture of rain and showers. Some of these heavy in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today high of 10.4C

Overnight – Clear skies and showers. These will be heavy and squally at times. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine. Still plenty of cloud with a few squally showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph

Evening – Clear skies and cloud. Some showers and some of these turning wintry at times. Risk of frost and ice later in the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 6C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:46 and 15:42

South Uist – 08:44 and 15:52

3 days ahead

Thursday and Friday – Rain and showers breezy,

Saturday – Brisk winds and showers.

Have a great evening.

The last 7 days of photos taken in the Western Isles – 30th November 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 22nd November to 29th November 2021.

Sunday afternoon at west beach, Berneray looking to Harris hills #beach #berneray #harris

Originally tweeted by allan keyte (@teenagediplomat) on November 28, 2021.

Storm Arwen, Lochportain, Uibhist a Tuath

Originally tweeted by MML (@maggier3) on November 29, 2021.

Taken at Arnish, Stornoway – 28/11/21

Originally tweeted by lochiegirl (@lochiegirl) on November 28, 2021.

Looking across to Eriskay from Eiseabhal #Eriskay#causeway#mackerelsky#taobhachaolais

Originally tweeted by Ishbel Anne Walker (@ishbel_walker) on November 29, 2021.

Maraig, Harris 28/11/21

Originally tweeted by DmacK (@Davidmackinno13) on November 28, 2021.

Benbecula sunrise, 25th Nov

Originally tweeted by Katie (@StationeryWoman) on November 28, 2021.

Loch Leurbost at Crossbost on Sunday 28 November.

Originally tweeted by Nic IlleMhoire (@nicillemhoire) on November 28, 2021.

Tong – Nikki Crabtree

May be an image of nature, cloud and twilight

Lochamstar – Emma Rennie

May be an image of sky and nature

Eoligarry Barra – Rachel Manford

May be an image of outdoors

Enaclete – Guy Redwood

May be an image of nature

kirkibost – Carolyn Prosser

May be an image of coast and nature

Orinsay – Rob Howard

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

Keose – Rowanne Posy Griffiths

May be an image of nature and cloud

Tolsta – Carla Mackay

May be an image of grass, twilight, nature and cloud

Traigh Mhor – Leigh Minon

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Snow covered Harris hills – Morris K Macleod

May be an image of cloud and nature

Bayble – Colin S Macleod

May be an image of nature, ocean and sky

Borve – Dominique Sibley Hill

May be an image of sky, twilight and nature

Achmore – Tim Procter

May be an image of 1 person, nature and sky

Port of Nis – Neil Barker

May be an image of nature and ocean

Ness – Nicola Finlayson

May be an image of nature and sky

Braighe – Barbara Hill

May be an image of nature and ocean

Stornoway Castle ground – Lois Morrison
May be an image of castle, outdoors and monument

Shawbost – Alasdair Macleod

May be an image of twilight, nature and cloud

Stornoway Castle – Iona Maclennan

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

Rosaline Adey – Liniclate

May be an image of body of water and nature

Adroil – Bellan O’Brien

May be an image of cloud and nature

Cunndal – Lorna Thompson

May be an image of coast, nature and ocean

Aird Dell – Dorthey Cressford
May be an image of sky and nature


Butt of Lewis – Susan Murray
May be an image of nature, ocean and coast

Aird Uig – Catthie Matheson

May be an image of nature

Aline – Kenny Ferguson

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

Bayble – Ed Lewis

May be an image of nature and ocean

Garry Beach – Lee Mccudden Photography

May be an image of coast, nature and sky

Tong – Lesley Mackenzie

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

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 rain and drizzle across most of the Western Isles this is heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and an overnight low of 5.4C

Today – a mixed day of rain and drizzle. Some mist and low cloud. The rain at times merging into some heavier spells of rain. Becoming showery into the late evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the West and North West. Temps of 4C to 11C

Wednesday and Thursday – Brisk winds and wintry showers.

Friday – Brisk winds showers and milder.

Have a great day

Tuesday’s forecast – More rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing rain and drizzle mainly confined to Lewis and Harris. Plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 10.2C

Overnight – Spells of rain heavy and persistent at times. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Some mist and low cloud in patches. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – Overcast with spells of rain and drizzle. Mist and fog in patches in the morning. Some sunny spells. Winds under 20 mph.

Afternoon – More rain will move across the islands. This rain will be heavy and slow moving at times. Clearing by late evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from variable directions. Temps of 4C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:44 and 15:43

South Uist – 08:42 and 15:53

3 days ahead

Wednesday and Thursday – Cold with wintry showers.

Friday – Breezy with showers.

Have a great day.

Weather Watch 29th November 2021

Welcome to our Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the Western Isles and the UK in detail for the next 3 days.

On this Monday evening, we are seeing mainly overcast conditions with some light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 10.2C

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 between the UK and Iceland. For us in the Western Isles, we are going to see rounds of rain heavy at times. Especially during the early hours of Tuesday and into the evening. Spells of light rain and drizzle at times. Plenty of cloud. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 4C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – low pressure swings into the North Sea. Cold air and tight isobars behind. For us in the Western Isles overnight rain clearing away to a mainly fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Winds strong overnight easing for a time Wednesday before increasing again later. Some wintry showers are possible to end the day with a risk of frost and ice. Winds will be from the North and North West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 1C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – High pressure builds across the UK. A fairly settled day for the Western Isles a mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. Rain moves in later in the day with the encroachment of the warm front. Winds from variable directions under 20 mph. Temps of 1C to 6C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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 rain and drizzle moving across the Western Isles with plenty of cloud. Some mist and low cloud. Winds gusting 40 mph and an overnight low of 2.2C

Today – Spells of rain heavy at times. Some drizzle and mist at times. The cloud dominating with occasional sunny spells. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Winds from the North West and temps of 5C to 11C

Tuesday and Wednesday – Brisk winds and showers.

Thursday – Colder and showery wintry at times.

Have a great day

The week ahead forecast – Staying unsettled

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

Tuesday – Brisk winds and showers. These heavy at times. Cloud dominating. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the North West. Temps of 5C o 11C

Wednesday – Turning colder again. Sunshine and showers these wintry at times. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 0C to 8C Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Thursday – Sunshine and showers these will be wintry at times. Plenty of cloud. Winds will be from the North and North West around 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 2C to 7C

Friday – Another day of sunshine and showers. Some of these wintry at times. Winds of 10 to 30 mph from variable directions and temps of 1C to 9C

Next weekend – Brisk winds and showers.

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

Monday’s forecast – Rain at times but milder

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Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday we have a mostly fine and dry evening with a few scattered showers. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph and today’s high of 5.9C

Overnight – A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some rain and showers. Most frequent for western fringes. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Rain and showers heavy at times. Some drizzle. Plenty of cloud with some sunny spells. WInds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – Overcast with some rain and drizzle. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South West shifting North West later. Temps of 2C to 11C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:42 and 15:44

South Uist – 08:41 and 15:54

A full week ahead forecast to follow have a great evening.

Long range weather forecast for the Western Isles – 28th November

Welcome to 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 2nd December to Tuesday 7th December

So the EC is showing for next Thursday that a showery airflow across the UK for us in the Western Isles we will see squally wintry showers these heavy at times. into the evening a band of rain will move across the island bringing rain, sleet and snow with increasing winds. Into Friday and Saturday and a similar pattern of rain and squally wintry showers along with brisk winds. Some longer spells of rain are possible for a time Friday evening. Sunday high pressure builds across the UK and the showers ease across the Western Isles. but a band of rain will move across the islands later in the day. On to the Monday and another showery day but a deep area of low pressure forms near Ireland and pushes heavy rain and strong winds across the Western Isles. The low pressure deepens with strong winds and heavy rain during Tuesday.

GFS  – Thursday 2nd December to Saturday 11th December

So the GFS is showing a cold airflow across the UK with wintry showers moving across the islands on Thursday. As we move into the Friday various areas of low pressure will move across the Western Isles bringing rain and wintry showers. For the Saturday a day of sunshine and showers these again wintry but fairly light winds. Into Sunday and high pressure builds in allowing for a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud and light winds. For Monday and Tuesday, high pressure builds across the north of the UK with fine and dry sunny weather. For the final 4 days of the time period, we are going to see further areas of low pressure nothing too deep bringing rain and wintry showers.

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome. Featured photo from Allan Keyte

Sunday’s forecast – Cold still

Good evening Western Isles on this Saturday evening we are seeing a band of sleet and snow moving across the islands. Heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph. Temps at or close to freezing for most. Today’s high of 3.6C

A reminder we are under a Met Office yellow weather warning for ice until 11:00 Sunday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Overnight – Further rain and wintry showers. Sleet and snow in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Overnight low close to or below freezing down to -2C in places. Winds under 20 mph.

Morning – Sunshine and cloud. With scattered showers. Wintry in places. Winds 10 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Mostly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Winds under 20 mph.

Winds will be from the North West but becoming variable later. Temps of 1C to 7C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:40 and 15:46

South Uist – 08:39 and 15:55

3 day ahead

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – Showers with brisk winds.

Have a great evening.

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.

Weather Watch 27th November 2021

Welcome to our Saturday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the Western Isles and the UK in detail for the next 3 days.

On this Saturday evening, we are seeing rain, sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds gusting 40 mph and today’s high of 3.6C

Lastest radar view from Netweather.tv

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 – Weather fronts sit in the West. For us in the Western Isle a cold and frosty start to the day. Some showers during Sunday. Mist and fog in places. Scattered showers heavy at times. Winds will be from the West but shifting North East later. Winds under 20 mph. Temps of -1C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A warm front moves across the UK with low pressure to the North of Scotland. For us in the Western Isles an overcast day with spells of rain and showers heavy at times. Winds will be under 20 mph to start the day. Gusting 40 to 50 mph later. Winds will be from the West and South West shifting north West later. Temps of 1C to 11C with risk of morning frost and ice.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure over Iceland and weather fronts move across the UK tightening isobars. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see rain and showers moving across the islands. Heavy and squally at times. Coming from the North West. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

Storm Arwen final update 27th November

Good afternoon and here is the final update on Storm Arwen. Thoughts are with those impacted by the storm.

The worst of the weather has now cleared the UK in this blog we look at some of the footage and highest wind speeds from this event.

Top wind speeds from the Met Office

The Storm also brought heavy snow

Still thousands of people without power as SSE work hard to restore power.

Thanks for reading.

Met Office yellow weather warning for ice for Lewis and Harris 27th and 28th November.

Good afternoon, earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Lewis and Harris for Ice. The warning comes into force at 17:00 Saturday evening and expires at 11:00 Sunday morning.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-27&id=33cb3b77-8520-4a6e-a39b-0fab2ecbcfcb&details

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 is 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.

Saturday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning, we are seeing frequent sleet and snow showers moving across the Western Isles. Plenty of cloud with some clear spells. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and an overnight low of 1.2C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place till 10:00 this Saturday morning the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – Rain, sleet and snow showers with ice in places. These heavy at times. In between some sunny spells. Turning to rain later in the day. Winds also easing. The snow and hail showers will result in some temporary accumulations and lasting longer over more high ground. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph this evening from the North and North West. Temps of 1C to 5C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Sunday – Cold scattered showers.

Monday and Tuesday – Brisk winds and showers.

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

Saturday’s forecast – Cold with wintry showers

Good evening Western Isles on this Fridays evening we are seeing squally wintry showers moving across the islands. Plenty of cloud with some clear skies. Winds gusting 40 to 60 mph. Today’s high of 9.3C

A reminder we remain under a Met Office yellow weather warning wind until 23:59 this evening and then a yellow weather warning for snow and ice from 00:00 Saturday until 10:00 Saturday morning. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

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 – Clear skies and cloud with squally wintry showers. Some of these could be thundery at times. With some snow showers for a time could leave some accumulations. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Further squally wintry showers. These heavy at times. Some falling as snow and could result in a dusting for a time but these are expected to be temporary. Turning to rain and sleet mix at times for Uist and Barra. Some sunny spells in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Evening – Showers becoming more scattered as the evening goes on. Still heavy and a times wintry. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. winds of 20 to 40 mph but easing further as the evening goes on.

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

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:38 and 15:47

South Uist – 08:37 and 15:57

3 days ahead

Sunday – Cold frosty start with light winds.

Monday and Tuesday – Brisk winds with further spells of rain.

Have a great evening.

Storm Arwen 26th November update

Good evening all and welcome to this special extra blog on storm Arwen. A rare red warning was issued for parts of the Eastern Coast of the UK by the Met Office today in this blog post we take a look at the impacts so far.

First the Red warning for winds until 0200 Saturday morning

There are also yellow and amber warnings in force for Friday and Saturday

The highest winds speed to 15:00

Some of the impacts so far

for the latest Met Office warnings see here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

I will do a further update later this evening

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.

Met Office Yellow weather for snow and ice Western Isles 27th November 2021

Good evening Western Isles earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice and snow for the Western Isles for Saturday.

The warning comes into force at 00:00 Saturday morning and expires at 10:00 Saturday morning the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

The text warning from the chief forecaster

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26

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.

Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day with winds gusting 50 mph. Plenty of cloud with some showers. These are fairly well scattered. Overnight low of 4.5C

A reminder Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 09:00 Friday and expires at 18:00 Saturday for the Western isles. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Today – Rain and showers. These heavy and at times wintry. In between some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph. Some gusts of 70 mph are possible in some exposed coastal locations. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 2C to 8C feeling colder in the wind chill.

Saturday – Bitterly cold with wintry showers winds gusting gale force from the North. Winds gusting 50 mph easing down under 20 mph to end the day.

Sunday – Light winds sunshine and cloud. staying cold

Monday – Brisk winds further rain.

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

Friday’s forecast – Storm Arwen

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across the Western isles. Plenty of cloud. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph and today’s high so far of 8.9C

A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for wind comes into force at 09:00 Friday morning and expires at 18:00 Saturday evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found on the Met Office website or app.

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 mixture of clear skies and cloud with rain and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Rain and showers will move across the islands. These will be heavy at times. Winds will strengthen as the day goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 65 mph.

Evening – Further strong winds with rain and showers. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting 50 to 60 mph in some exposed coastal possible 70 mph.

Winds will be from the North West to the North East. Temps of 3C to 10C but feeling more like -3/4C at times in the wind chill.

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 08:36 and 15:48

South Uist – 08:35 and 15:58

3 days ahead

Saturday – Sleet and snow showers windy but easing.

Sunday – Light winds sunshine and cloud.

Monday – Winds increase again with further rain.

Have a greater evening.