Almost dried up - the stream in Willowglen

The driest period of weather in Stornoway for decades continues today (Friday June 8), despite a light display of white clouds.

Temperatures have dropped to around 15C from 20C or more earlier in the week.

On Wednesday June 6th, local weather expert Dr Eddie Graham, of Lews Castle College, said: “We are now on our 17th consecutive day in Stornoway without any measurable rain, which officially means we are in a meteorological absolute drought!”  The definition for that is 15 or more consecutive days with less than 0.2mm of rain.

There is a growing expectation of rain tomorrow morning, between 10am and 2pm, although Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides are forecast to escape the thunderstorms forecast for the mainland.