About This Station

The station is powered by a Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station. The data is collected every 60 seconds and the site is updated every 10 minutes. This site and its data is collected using Cumulus Software. The station is comprised of an anemometer, a rain gauge and a thermo-hydro sensor situated in optimal positions for highest accuracy possible.

We are situated on the west side of the Isle of South Uist, just a few hundred yards from the world famous Askernish Golf Club

As well as our records being available on this website our station data is also shared with:-
UK Met Office Weather Observations Website
The Citizen Weather Observer Programme
Weather Underground
Personal Weather Stations
Scottish Weather Network

About South Uist

The west side of South Uist is mainly machair (a fertile low-lying coastal plain) edged by a continuous sandy beach. The east coast is hilly with the peaks of Beinn Mhr at 620 metres (2,034 ft) and Hecla just a bit lower at 606 metres (1,988 ft). The main town in South Uist is Lochboisdale, from which ferries sail to Oban on the mainland and to Castlebay on Barra. The island is also linked to Benbecula in the north and Eriskay by causeways, you can also sail to Barra on a ferry from Eriskay.

The Uists have a rich cultural heritage encompassing the Gaelic language and crofting, the communities are close-knit and friendly. The islands are well known for the variety of wildlife and is one of the last remaining places in the UK where the Corncrake still breeds. In the summer, because of the low-intensity methods of farming the machair is a profusion of wild flowers.

Geologically South Uist has a bedrock of ancient Lewisian Gneiss, these are the oldest rocks in the British Isles today.


Please remember that no liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies in the data contained on this site or from it's use. Please use more than one source of data before making any important decisions that may be affected by the local or national weather conditions or climate.

About This Website

The site was customised for Askernish Weather Station by Western Isles Business Services
This template design was by CarterLake.org with PHP conversion by Saratoga-Weather.org.
Special thanks go to Kevin Reed at TNET Weather for his work on the original Carterlake templates, and his design for the common website PHP management.
Special thanks to Mike Challis of Long Beach WA for his wind-rose generator and CSS styling help with these templates.
Special thanks go to Ken True of Saratoga-Weather.org for the AJAX conditions display, dashboard and integration of the TNET Weather common PHP site design for this site.

Template is originally based on Designs by Haran.