A new weather warning has been issued for the Western Isles area for Wednesday (12 February), stretching the extent of weather disruption from Storm Ciara over a fifth day.
The warning issued this morning (Sunday) alerts residents to the further risk of wind-driven snow showers at higher levels on Wednesday between midnight and midday, with icy surfaces creating an additional hazard.
It comes as the existing warning for Monday and Tuesday was updated to embrace a larger area of Scotland and Northern Ireland. That alert warns of frequent and heavy snow showers throughout the day between midnight tonight and midnight on Tuesday.
All 28 of CalMac’s ferry routes are under threat of disruption as the peak of Storm Ciara moves across the West Coast of Scotland.
In Barra, all sailings between Castlebay and Oban are cancelled throughout Monday and Tuesday, while early sailings on the Sound of Barra are cancelled on Monday, with a review due at 8.30am on the rest of the day’s sailings.
Services on the Uig triangle (Uig, Tarbert, Lochmaddy) are to be attempted on Monday, but subject to cancellation or disruption at short notice. The Mallaig-Lochboisdale service is cancelled on Monday.
Meanwhile on the Stornoway-Ullapool route and the Sound of Harris there’s been a day of cancelled services today (Sunday) and tomorrow’s services remain subject to cancellation at short notice.