After a sprinkling of snow overnight in the Stornoway area, there’s a new update this morning (Thursday 8 December) from the Met Office, warning of more cold days to come.
The yellow ‘be aware’ alert for snow and ice has been extended to last until Sunday at 12noon, with all but the northernmost tip of Lewis included in the warning area.
The Met Office says that showers will fall as snow to low levels, with accumulations of 2-5 cm possible at lower levels and 10-15 cm above 200 metres.
Some drifting and blizzard conditions are possible on hill routes and ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces, mainly where showers fall as rain or sleet on coastal areas.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s road monitoring camera on the Clisham (https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/roads-maintenance-winter-gritting/road-monitoring-cameras/clisham-camera/) shows a light dusting of snow at high level.
And in the Broad Bay area roads were covered early this morning, as this picture from Angie Currie, taken in Back, shows (via Western Isles Weather https://www.facebook.com/WesternIslesWeather).
Pictures also show the revised weather warning area (Met Office) and the view from Maaruig looking north at 11am today (CnES Clisham Camera).