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An Atlantic storm is forecast to batter the Western Isles tomorrow.
The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning for areas north of a line between
Stornoway and Uig.
Wind speeds across the Outer Hebrides are due to rise to gale force from Monday afternoon,
remaining strong overnight, and accompanied by occasional rain or drizzle.
Wind increases to storm 10 level during daytime Tuesday.
Sea state will become very rough with high waves down the west coast of the Hebrides.
Some disruption to road and ferry transport is possible as well as some spray and
wave overtopping in low lying coastal areas.
However, the storm is presently forecast to peak between lunchtime and mid-afternoon
which coincides with low tide in the Western Isles.
A Met Office alert of high wind for the very north of Scotland - including much of
Lewis - indicates very strong isolated gusts in association with heavy showers.
Gusts of 60 - 70mph may occur locally.
These stronger winds will be short lived in any one location but some disruption
At the same time some large waves will run onto exposed coasts bringing the chance
of some spray and wave overtopping.
Stormy weather to hit Western Isles
13 March 2017