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Wintry weather and and gale force winds will sweep over the Western Isles this weekend.

Falling temperatures brings chilly conditions with frost, sleet, hail and ice. Snow may fall over hills and high ground.

The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning of icy conditions.

Untreated roads and paths in many island villages are already slippery with hail falling over Friday.

Motorists should take care as ice will form on roads when wintry flurries are forecast as the sun goes down in the late afternoon.

Conditions will be hazardous for walking and driving well into Friday.

Strong north westerly winds are set to increase to force eight for a period on Saturday. High waves are expected off the north west coast of Lewis. A heavy swell in the Minch may disrupt ferry services.

The Met Office said: “A band of rain, sleet and snow showers will move from the northwest to southeast across the yellow area through Friday, clearing during the early hours of Saturday, followed by further wintry showers.

“Icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall.”

“There is potential for slippery surfaces and difficult driving conditions.

“Snow showers are also expected, mainly over high ground, with longer journey times possible.”


Atlantic gale and wintry weather forecast

24 November 2017