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Parts of Lewis woke up to its first snow and ice of the winter this morning, catching the Roads Department by surprise. It was Stornoway and surrounding areas that took the brunt of it. A two vehicle accident closed the A859 Stornoway to Tarbert road, near Luirbost, for a period. There are reports of a further two accidents, involving two vehicles and one vehicle, respectively. Fortunately, there does not appear to have been any casualties.

Air traffic was also hit and, although early morning flights were not greatly affected, a subsequent drop in temperature resulted in Stornoway Airport having to close for a period. Following its re-opening several flights were disrupted and at least one flight, from Stornoway to Edinburgh, was cancelled.

The Ness area, true to form, did not experience any snow or ice - just continuous, torrential rain that would have had Noah scampering for his toolbox.

Weather Watch

The weather hasn't been very kind to us here in the Western Isles, or indeed throughout Scotland, over the Bank Holiday weekend. The car ferry Isle of Lewis has had disruptions to her sailings on the Stornoway - Uig route, because of the weather. It wasn't as bad for foot passengers, however, as the new ferry, Loch Seaforth  seemed to cope better on its passenger only sailings on the Stornoway - Ullapool route. We can only hope that the weather improves soon!

Weather Watch

The Isle of Lewis, in common with many other parts of Scotland, has seen a return to winter weather over the past two days. At this very moment, the whole landscape has turned pure white once again. Not only that, but the temperatures have gone into freefall. Let's hope this is just a blip and that we get back to more seasonal weather very soon.

Weather Watch

Following a lovely day on Friday, the weather has been very mixed for the last three days and the bad news is that we are in for more rain and strong winds throughout the night and a cloudy day tomorrow. Combined with a very severe wind-chill factor, it is certainly not spring weather! The good news, however, is that things are expected to improve from Wednesday onwards, with less wind, no rain and lots of sunshine. Here's hoping the forecasters have got it right!

Weather Watch

In common with the rest of Scotland, the weather in Ness, and the Western Isles in general, has taken a definite turn for the worst over the past two weeks or so. It all started with the arrival of the tail end of the former hurricane Bertha, which brought gale-force winds, torrential rain and a severe drop in temperatures, some ten days ago. Unfortunately, things have not improved much since and we still continue to experience frequent, wintery showers, occasional strong winds and temperatures that are more fitting for January rather than the middle of August. Still, we live in hope that we will soon revert to more seasonal weather, although we may have to wait beyond this week for that to happen.

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For the past 7/10 days we have, at last, been enjoying lovely sunshine - most welcome after all the rain and gales that have been the main weather feature since last October. It is unbelievable how the ground has dried in the past week and the gardeners amongst us are finally able to do some sowing and planting. A little more warmth would be welcome, however, as all that beautiful sunshine has been counterbalanced by the sharp edged easterly winds that have prevailed recently. Hopefully, by the time Easter comes round, we will be enoying both the sun and warmer temperatures.

Weather Watch

There is still no end in sight to the unsettled weather that we have been "enjoying", nationwide, for the past three months or so. The BBC News has just reported that the Met Office has confirmed something that will come as no surprise to any of us - it has been the UK's wettest winter since national records began, in 1910. We, in the Outer Hebrides, have faired better than most other parts of the UK, however, with only a few, very minor incidents of flooding. Records for England and Wales reveal that they have had the heaviest rainfall since they started maintaining them in 1766.

Surely things are bound to improve soon and, hopefully, we will all be experiencing brilliant sunshine and temperatures in time for the main holiday season.

Ness Weather

Ness, in common with the rest of the Isle of Lewis and, indeed, the whole of the Western Isles has finally caught up with the rest of the country, in enjoying a bit of heat. Temperatures are currently 25-27 degrees C but there is just sufficient movement of air to keep things comfortable - absolutely brilliant! Long may it continue.

North Lewis Weatherwatch

We have had very good weather in North Lewis this week, with some really nice sunny days, and the good news is that, if the  weather forecasters are to be believed, it is set to last for another week, at least. The early-season visitors to the Western Isles, and there are many of them, have been really fortunate with the weather. There has been a great number of cycling visitors during the past two weeks and we are pleased for them, because they would have been able to make the most of their holidays, without having to battle against hebridean gales and horizontal rain. Long may it continue!

Weatherwatch

Following what seems like months of storms, rain, hail, sleet, etc. (although we escaped the blizzards experienced in most parts of the UK), the weather has swung from one extreme to the other. This week, so far, we have been enjoying wall-to-wall sunshine, clear blue skies, clear blue oceans, dead calm. In fact we have all the conditions which, when combined, make these islands of ours the most beautiful part of the whole world - bar none! If we could enjoy more of this weather, nobody would bother with overseas holidays and Caribbean cruises. Oh well, we have no control over the weather but we can make the very most of it while the sun is shining.
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