Western Isles Weather Alert

The multi-agency Emergency Planning Group for the Western Isles, WIEPCG, met today to discuss the severe weather forecast for the Islands from Tuesday 9 December to Thursday 11th December.

The Met Office have issued a Yellow Alert of Wind valid from 21:00 on Tue, 09th Dec 2014 until 06:00 on Thu, 11th Dec 2014.

A flood alert has also been issued for the Western Isles: “This alert is for coastal flooding. Very high waves are expected to affect the area from Tuesday morning. Exposed coastal areas including roads, causeways and low lying properties may be at risk from flooding due to wave overtopping particularly during periods of high tide.”

Police and CnES Roads will be monitoring Uist causeways and The Bràighe in Lewis.

The severe weather may cause further disruption to services. Updates will be provided via the Public Information section of the Comhairle’s website including any school closures or disruption to transport.