High tides and strong winds have led to warnings of coastal flooding and travel disruption around the Western Isles tomorrow (Monday January 21st) and on Tuesday (22nd).

Ferries between Castlebay and Oban have been cancelled, with an amended timetable operating between Tarbert and Uig and other services on alert.

CalMac said there is a high probability of cancellation to the 10.30am sailing from Ullapool and the 2pm sailing from Stornoway.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western Isles. They say that on Monday and into Tuesday high tides and strong winds bring a risk of wave overtopping in exposed locations.

Potential impacts include localised wave and spray overtopping and isolated flooding of land and roads in low lying coastal locations exposed to the west and south west.

High water in Stornoway tomorrow is at 6:42am and at 7.10pm, with tides around five metres.

The 24-hour forecast for the Minch has winds increasing to southerly up to severe gale force 9 by midday tomorrow.