Saturday’s forecast – Overcast and breezy

Good evening Western isles on this Friday evening we are seeing an Overcast evening. Some sunny spells. It’s still windy but it has eased from earlier. it’s mostly dry but a few coastal showers.

Overnight – We are going to see some showers mover across the Western Isles and these will be heavy at times. Some light rain and drizzle for the early hours of Friday morning. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon  – Overcast with spells of light rain and drizzle. This could become persistent at times. Mist and fog patches are possible at times. Any sunny spells are likely to be few and far between. Winds of 15 to 30 mph.

Evening – Staying overcast with further spells of light rain and drizzle. Some decent dry spells. Winds of 5 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West and temps will range from 12C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:06 and 20:48

South Uist – 06:13 and 20:49

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Friday 23rd August Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Friday evening we are seeing a largely fine and dry evening we are seeing some light rain and drizzle with the occasional heavy shower plenty of cloud with some sunny spells and still strong winds that have been gusting 30 to 40 mph.

The rest of this evening he’s going to be more of the same we are going to see overcast conditions with the occasional sunny spell and brisk winds the winds will slowly ease.

Across the Western Isles on Saturday and it’s going to be a lot less windy day we are going to see plenty of cloud with some light rain and drizzle with occasional outbreaks of heavy rain. Some sunshine and this will be from the times but for most the cloud will be dominating and it will be feeling warm.

Across the UK on Saturday and they will see some mist and fog patches for England and Wales winds are going to be mostly light apart from some West Coast areas. It’s going to be warm with temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Sunday across the Western Isles and it’s looking like the best day of the weekend with plenty of sunshine and feeling warm variable amounts of cloud and the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds are expected to be light.

Sunday across the UK and high-pressure is dominating much of the weather and week low-pressure sits to the north-east of Scotland. It’s going to be mist cloud and some light rain and drizzle in places.

Monday across the Western Isles and we expected to see more of the unsettled wet and windy conditions across the Western Isles as the Atlantic returns once again. The rain will be heavy at times and the winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Monday across the UK and it’s going to be wet and windy with strengthening wind is pushing in from the west and further spells of heavy and possibly persistent rain drier and brighter for the east and south-east corner of the United Kingdom it will feel warm again and there is a risk of some thunder storms.

In global weather news tropical storm Bailu is expected to make landfall on Taiwan brining strong winds and heavy rain.

And finally here are the weather extremes across the UK on Thursday.

Thank you for reading.

The radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office.

Hurricane image from BBC weather

Friday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning we are seeing heavy rain across Lewis and Harris. Overcast with some rain for the Uists and Barra but the heaviest of the rain has moved away from here. Some sunshine. It’s windy again. Light winds across Lewis and Harris.

across the Highlands and Islands on Thursday Harris Quidnish had the lowest maximum temperature of 15.2C and Stornoway was the wettest with 6.0 mm of rain.

Today – an overcast wet start but this rain will clear. Some sunshine breaking through the cloud. A few showers for the rest of the day. Feeling warm. Windy 20/40 mph.

Saturday – winds finally ease. Overcast with light rain and drizzle and feeling warm. Some Sunshine at times.

Sunday – light winds and overcast with patchy light rain and drizzle with mist and fog patches.

Monday – overcast with winds increasing and feeling warm.

Have a great Friday

Friday’s forecast – Overcast and wet start

Good evening Western isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain pushing in from the South Into North Uist and Barra. Winds are still gusting 30 to 45 mph. Drier for most of the rest of the Western Isles with a mixture of clear skies and cloud.

Overnight – We are going to see a dry start for Lewis and most of harris but rain is going to push across the Uists and Barra. This will be heavy and persistent. As the night goes on the heavy rain will reach all parts. Winds of 10 to 20 mph for lewis and Harris gusting 40 mph for Uists and Barra.

Morning – Further heavy and persistent rain for Lewis and Harris. gradually easing here. Uists and Barra patchy light rain and it will be overcast. Winds of 20 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph.

Afternoon and evening – Overcast with patchy light rain and drizzle. A chance of the occasional heavy shower. A few sunny spells are possible. A slight easing of the winds by late evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South and South West and temps will range from 12C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:04 and 20:51

South Uist – 06:11 and 20:52

Thursday 22nd August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a windy afternoon with some of the light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells and the occasional heavy shower but the wind is a dominating story of the afternoon. Winds have gusted up to 50 mph widely.

The rest of this evening will see a continuation of the strong winds gusting 30 40 mph occasionally a little stronger. Further outbreaks of showery rain but the most it will stay largely fine and dry.

Recent radar highlights the showers that are cropping up across Lewis and Harris it is currently dryer for the US and Barra but winds are still strong gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Today’s view from the space highlights a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

How much of a broader view comes from the Met office with a satellite image showing the area of low pressure that is currently bringing this unsettled weather conditions to all parts of the Western Isles.

Friday across the Western Isles are we going to see some heavy and persistent rain to start the day this will clear through and we are going to see some sunshine with further spells of light rain and drizzle it’s going to be another windy day but winds will eventually ease as we get into the evening.

Friday across the UK and high-pressure builds is in the best of the fine and dry weather will be across much of England Wales and Ireland stronger winds for the north-west of Scotland with spells of rain here.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we going to see cloud building winds will ease and we are going to see further spells of light rain and drizzle. By the evening winds are expected to be under 10 mph but the cloud will dominate.

Saturday across the UK and we going to see high-pressure dominating it’s going to be a warm day for money and becoming hot for the south and east cooler and cloudier in the north-west.

Sunday looks set to be the best day of the weekend should be fine dry and bright with some light rain and drizzle and winds are expected to be under 20 mph.

Sunday across the UK and high-pressure dominates with the trailing front bringing cloud and some rain for the far west for most of the UK it will be fine dry and warm even hot for the south and east.

In global weather news this stunning lightning image was captured in Turkey in the last couple of days.

In the northern Atlantic now tropical depression Chantal as we can further and should dissipate in the next couple of days.

And finally here are the weather extremes across the UK for Wednesday.

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office.

Thursday morning brief

Good Morning Western isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day. Rain which is heavy in places with strong gusty winds. Winds already gusting 43 mph at South Uist range.

Today – a showery start to the day. This should break allowing for sunshine. Winds of 20/40 mph gusting 50 mph. Sunshine and cloud for afternoon and early evening. But cloud increases with further spells of rain. Winds ease for a time under 30 mph.

Friday – another windy day. Outbreaks of rain which be heavy at times. Feeling warmer though.

Saturday – winds finally ease but it will be an overcast day with light rain and drizzle at times.

Sunday – more of the same. Light winds overcast but mild. Light rain and drizzle.

Have a great Thursday

Thursday’s forecast – Windy and wet, Sigh!

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a showery end to the day. Heavy in places plenty of cloud and it’s breezy but winds have eased from the earlier peak.

Overnight – Another showery night. Some of these heavy merging into some longer spells of rain at times. It will be a mostly overcast night and winds will increase 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Morning and afternoon – Will see a mixture of sunshine and showers. Heavy at times. becoming drier for the Uists and Barra for the afternoon and eventually for Lewis and Harris as the showers become more scattered. Plenty of sunshine and feeling warm. It will be windy. Winds of 20 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Evening – Starting off mostly fine and dry. Plenty of sunshine but cloud increases with some light rain and drizzle later. Winds of 15 to 30 mph.

Winds will be from the South West 11C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 06:02 and 20:53

South Uist – 06:09 and 20:55