The Weather on the Western Isles

The weather on the Western Isles can be quite variable throughout the year, with influences from the North Atlantic and the Gulf Stream.

In general, the weather in the Outer Hebrides is mild and damp, with temperatures typically ranging from 5-15°C (41-59°F) in the winter months (December-February) and 10-20°C (50-68°F) in the summer months (June-August). However, it is worth noting that temperatures can occasionally drop below freezing in the winter, and warm spells in the summer can sometimes push temperatures towards the mid-20s°C (mid-70s°F).

Rainfall is common throughout the year on the Isles of Lewis and Harris, with the wettest months being October to January. However, the islands also experience plenty of sunny days throughout the year.

Winds can also be a significant factor in the weather on the Western Isles, with strong gusts being quite common, particularly during the winter months.

Overall, the weather on Lewis and Harris can be somewhat unpredictable, so it’s always a good idea to check the latest forecast before planning a day out.

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