Good afternoon and welcome to Thursdays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.
On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing fine and dry conditions. It is feeling chilly. Sunshine and cloud with some hazy sunshine. Temps have risen into double figures in most places. A high so far of 11.5C
We had a chilly night with the low of 3.4C at Stornoway Airport Met Office site. Elsewhere temps did drop close to or below freezing with reports of frost and ice.
Image from Starlings Roost Weather http://starlingsroost.asuscomm.com/weather/ukobs/ukgraphs.php?startdate=2020-09-24&starttime=00:00&enddate=2020-09-24&endtime=23:00&synop=03026&windunit=mph#wind_graph
Ed Lewis also at Bayble Beach captured this stunning almost full Sun Halo.
We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure
Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)
Friday – We are going to see some showers overnight Thursday into Friday which will become heavy at times. Over the Uists and Barra, these are likely to merge into some longer spells of rain for a time. Into Friday itself sunshine and showers. Well scattered but heavy at times. Not everyone will see showers. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will be from the North West gusting 20 to 30 mph some winds gusting 40 mph along exposed coastal areas. Max temp of 12C and minimum of 6C
Saturday – High pressure builds in from the North bringing in more settled conditions again. Another chilly start on Saturday morning. Saturday itself a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few mainly light showers cannot be ruled out and most places should stay dry. We are going to see some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine with variable amounts of cloud. Winds will be from the North and North East under 20 mph. Temps of 6C to 13C
Sunday – high pressure is in charge. A mainly fine dry day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds shift to come from the Southeast. Weather fronts sit out to our West. We could see rain moving into the Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. A chilly start to the day.
Friday gales for South East England with spells of rain. A weather warning has been issued. More on this below. Sunshine and showers elsewhere but these fading as the day goes on. Saturday showery along the East coast of the UK with brisk winds. Elsewhere another chilly start sunshine and cloud with a few scattered showers. Sunday a mainly fine dry and sunny day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Mainly light winds but rain moving in from the West later in the day.
UK Weather News
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for East Anglia for Friday.
The text forecast from the Met Office chief forecaster
A period of strong northerly winds is expected to develop across East Anglia on Friday morning and persist into the evening. Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely at times across parts of East Anglia with 60-65 mph gusts at times in coastal districts. Persistent rain may also prove an additional hazard.
The full warning can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-09-25&id=48645ea9-4779-47a1-be18-dea96ab664b1&details
Last night was the coldest september night since 1997. Temperature fell to -5C at Altnaharra.
Into the tropics and things are fairly quite. We have tropical storm Lowell in the Eastern pacific but not looking very impressive. Please refer to the National Hurricane Centre website and app for the very latest.
Global Weather News
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