Close window
Weather warnings may have been issued

Stornoway

  • Sleet shower 4 °C 0 °C
  • Light rain 5 °C 1 °C
  • Cloudy 5 °C 0 °C
  • Sunny intervals 4 °C 0 °C
  • Heavy rain 8 °C 4 °C
  • Light rain 10 °C 8 °C
  • Overcast 10 °C 5 °C
Now 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Light rain Heavy shower night Light snow shower night Heavy rain Sleet shower day Sleet shower Sleet shower day Light snow shower day Sleet shower Light shower night Cloudy Light rain Light snow shower night Light snow shower night Cloudy Light snow shower night Light snow
60% 80% 50% 80% 40% 60% 40% 40% 60% 50% 20% 60% 40% 40% 20% 40% 60%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 22 W 16 27 WSW 12 25 W 17 29 W 14 25 W 16 25 WSW 13 23 W 13 21 W 16 25 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 24 W 13 21 W 14 23 W 10 18 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG VG G VG M E M G G VG G VG M G VG P
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 94% 93% 95% 90% 94% 90% 95% 92% 93% 94% 95% 95% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:04 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Light snow shower night Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light snow shower night Light snow Cloudy Partly cloudy night Fog Fog Sleet shower Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Mist Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Heavy rain
40% 60% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 60% 60% 60% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 80%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 13 21 W 14 25 W 12 20 WNW 10 17 W 10 18 W 10 17 WSW 7 11 W 9 16 W 10 15 W 11 19 W 12 20 WNW 13 22 WNW 14 22 WNW 13 20 W 13 19 ENE 12 18 NNE 14 20 NE 14 22 NNE 15 24 N 16 25 N 15 26 N 17 27 N 17 28 NNE 19 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M VG VG G G P M G VP VP VG G M M G G P E E VG VG E VG
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 89% 92% 95% 94% 96% 95% 93% 95% 94% 93% 92% 93% 93% 92% 92% 92% 89% 89% 87% 87% 85% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 09:05 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
50% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 20 32 N 16 27 N 16 26 NNW 15 24 NNW 16 27 NNW 16 27 NW 15 24 NW 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 79% 79% 74% 73% 73% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:06 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 14 NW 9 13 NW 9 13 NW 8 11 WNW 8 11 W 9 11 WSW 9 12 SSW 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG M M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 86% 89% 85% 84% 90% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:07 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Overcast Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 60% 80% 80% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 13 21 S 15 26 SSW 16 28 SW 16 27 WSW 17 28 WNW 17 27 WNW 15 24 WNW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G M M VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 90% 93% 89% 82% 77% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:08 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast
10% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 12 18 WSW 10 16 SW 11 18 SW 13 21 SSW 16 26 SW 17 29 SW 18 30 SW 19 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 85% 87% 90% 89% 90% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:09 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: New
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 19 31 SSW 18 30 SSW 18 31 SSW 19 32 SSW 20 34 SW 19 33 SW 19 32 SW 18 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 94% 93% 92% 89% 88% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 09:10 Sunset: 15:35 Moon phase: New

Issued at:

Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Highlands & Eilean Siar

Headline:

Early rain then increasingly wintry showers.

Today:

Cloud and rain will clear east early this morning, but frequent showers will follow from the west. These soon turning to snow on high ground and then on lower ground away from western coasts. Best of the sunshine towards Nairn. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Tonight:

Further sleet or snow showers, bringing fresh snowfalls especially to the West Highlands, but even a few reaching the east at times. Showers reverting rain on west coast overnight. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Thursday:

Bright with further showers, mainly of rain over the Isles and low ground across the far north and west, but still of snow further south and east. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday breezy with showers, snow on hills and turning wintry to lower levels later. Further wintry showers on Saturday morning then dry. Milder on Sunday with some rain. A thaw.

Updated: 05:56 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Headline:

Windy with heavy, blustery showers.

Today:

Early icy patches in central and eastern parts, otherwise windy with frequent, heavy and blustery showers, spreading to all parts. Showers falling as rain for most, but increasingly turning wintry in the northwest later. Some brighter spells in between.

Tonight:

Frequent wintry showers in the north and west, with some organised spells of squally rain, sleet and mostly hill snow. Windy with gales in the southwest. Patchy frost and ice.

Thursday:

Sunshine and wintry showers, with some longer spells of rain, sleet and hill snow at times. Staying windy in the south, but winds easing further north. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning colder on Friday with plenty of sunshine, but northerly winds will bring showers around windward coasts. Mostly dry and frosty on Saturday. Rain arriving from the northwest during Sunday.

Updated: 01:45 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 17 Dec 2017 to Tuesday 26 Dec 2017:

After a frosty start on Sunday, it will turn less cold. Cloud and outbreaks of rain are expected to spread to all areas by the end of the day, with strengthening winds and a perhaps hill snow for a time in the north. This is likely to bring a change to unsettled and milder conditions across country early next week. Through the rest of the period, generally milder but unsettled conditions are likely persist with bands of rain and hill snow interspersed by drier interludes, these most likely in the southeast. It may become very windy at times later next week with gales or severe gales in places. There remains a small chance that generally drier and colder conditions could affect southern areas at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Dec 2017 to Wednesday 10 Jan 2018:

Generally changeable conditions look most likely persist until the end of December. Bands of rain are likely to move across the UK, interspersed with brighter showery conditions. Showers are likely to turn wintry at times, particularly in the north. It will often be windy with temperatures varying around normal. As we head into the start of January there is large uncertainty. However, a generally more settled spell of weather could become established. This would likely bring a mixture of colder and drier conditions with brief interludes of milder, wetter and windier weather. Snow is likely at times, especially in northern and central parts of the UK, as well as an increased likelihood of overnight frosts.

Updated: 01:45 on Wed 13 Dec 2017 GMT

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn