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Reader Mike Sullivan sent us in the unusual image of Ice Waves he took on Sunday morning, March 24th on Barvas Loch for our Beautiful Islands feature.

He said: “It was incredible the ice waves which are formed by the high winds and extreme cold creating spray in the shallows of the loch and then slowly building up as the droplets froze in a wave pattern - at least I think this is how they are formed - they all melted later in the day but were quite spectacular in the cold early morning.

“I posted it on the Western Isles Weather Facebook page and it has now attracted more than 4,000 likes from across the world, so clearly not something folk have seen very often!”

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