Contact us on 01851 705743 or
email info@welovestornoway.com

      General News

The snow that greeted the Western Isles this morning (February 7) is likely to continue later today and tomorrow, with the Met Office issuing a further yellow weather warning for Na h-Eileanan Siar.

A new snow and ice warning has been issued for 4pm today until 10am on Thursday morning. Accumulations of up to 2cm are expected across the warning area, while icy surfaces will present potentially dangerous driving conditions.

The Met Office has mapped the area of the warning as covering Lewis, but excluding Harris and Uist.

The Highlands, Orkney, and Shetland are all also included in the warning, which states that up to 5cm of snow may fall on higher ground, particularly of the northwest Highlands.

The latest yellow warning covers the northern part of the Western Isles. Image: Met Office

This morning's snow impacted flights into and out of Stornoway airport, where 7cm of snow was recorded last night.

Stornoway's morning flights from and into Inverness were both cancelled, before the Glasgow-Stornoway flight, which was due at 8:10am, arrived at 9:16am. This forced a delay of an hour-and-a-half for the return flight.

Flights for the afternoon, and at Benbecula and Barra airports, remain unaffected at present. However, Stornoway airport is advising customers to contact their airlines for the latest flight information.

Poor road conditions have resulted in Langabhat Medical Practice closing its Uig and Bernera surgeries for the day.

The relative lack of wind during last night's snowfall led to more serene winter scenes than January's storms. Posters on the Western Isles and Tiree Facebook page described the snowfall as 'peaceful and beautiful', 'magical', 'absolutely stunning', and a 'beautiful winter wonderland'.