Tornado on Lewis

Photo by Julie McKelvie
Photo by Julie McKelvie

A tornado was spotted on Lewis on Saturday and captured on camera by Gazette reader Julie McKelvie.

The unseasonal weather is due to continue today (Monday) with weather warnings in place across the UK and an amber warning has been issued by the Met Office which includes South Uist and Barra.

Photo by Julie McKelvie

Photo by Julie McKelvie

The unseasonal weather is likely to cause disruption on the ferry network especially in the southern isles.

A powerful jet stream stretching across the Atlantic into the UK will steer a number of active weather systems across the UK during Monday and Tuesday. A front will cross from the west on Monday and Monday night bringing 20-40 mm of rain to northern and western areas along with gales, severe on some coasts and hills. The windy weather will be maintained well into Tuesday by a vigorous depression crossing northern Scotland.