Met Office tell islanders to be prepared for possible disruption until 10pm tonight.

The MET Office has issued a Yellow weather warning specifically for the Western Isles today.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 8:22 am
The MET Office have issued another weather warning for the Western Isles

They say that strong winds may cause some travel disruption.

Some delays to road, air and ferry transport are likely, and there could be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes likely.

It is highly possible that some coastal routes, sea fronts, causeways and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves depending on tide times.

South or southwesterly winds will strengthen this morning, with gusts reaching 60-70 mph quite widely, perhaps reaching 75 mph in a few locations for a time before gradually easing through the evening. The weather warning expires at 10pm tonight.

Unless you have to travel for an essential purpose, consider delaying any trips to shops until tomorrow, and remember, if you are out and about, wrap up well, with the wind chill factor, it’s biting cold out there.