Rain and wind forecast for the weekend will mean disruption from this afternoon (Friday November 2nd) across the Western Isles.

Some ferry services across the Minch are cancelled from this afternoon as a spell of windy weather moves into the Western Isles and a Met Office yellow ‘be aware’ warning of heavy rain has been extended to cover the Western Isles throughout Saturday.

Rainfall of up to 80mm in some places is likely to cause spray, flooding and travel delays on the roads.

Tonight’s freight service to and from Ullapool from Stornoway is cancelled in both directions and the passenger runs of the Loch Seaforth are cancelled throughout the day tomorrow. There’s also a warning of possible disruption to this evening’s 5.30pm sailing from Ullapool.

On the Uig-Tarbert-Lochmaddy service this afternoon’s 4pm sailing from Tarbert to Uig and 6pm sailing from Uig to Lochmaddy are cancelled, as is tomorrow’s 7.30am service from Lochmaddy.

And in Barra the Castlebay to Oban service is running to a revised timetable today and is liable to disruption tomorrow.

All Western Isles ferry services could be further disrupted through the weekend. Check calmac.co.uk for latest information.