Wednesday 24th April Weather Watch

This blog post has been updated from the original posting. The newest updates will appear at the top with time of update.

15:50

The Met office have updated the yellow weather warning for thunderstorms. Full warning can be found via the Met office website or app.

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Good afternoon Western isles we are dropping an early Weather Watch today. We are currently seeing fine dry conditions across the Western isles. Plenty of sunshine and some cloud. The sunshine is a bit hazy in places. Brisk winds gusting 30/40 mph.

It’s all change after today becoming increasingly unsettled.

Here is a recent radar show the fine conditions across the Western isles.

Now the Met office have issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for England from 13:00 today and it expires at 21:00 this evening. Thunderstorm warnings are quite new from the UK Met Office. Full details for the warnings can be found via the Met Office website or app.

No disruption for us in the Western isles but the front bringing these unsettled conditions will bring rain to the Western isles overnight into Thursday.

This is a recent radar view showing the rain pushing in the UK. Behind it we will see much colder air and this will reduce temperatures even into the Western isles.

Thursday is going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers across the Western isles. Quite a bit of cloud. Some of the showers will be heavy at times.

A broad area of low pressure sits out in the Atlantic brining more unsettled conditions as fronts cross the UK.

Friday will see plenty of cloud with showers in the morning again some of these will be heavy at times but becoming drier and brighter as the day goes on. Breezy with gusts reaching 40 mph at times.

Two areas of low pressure on Fridays chart close to the UK. 995 mb with a front across Ireland. 990 mb with some fairly strong winds out west of Ireland.

Saturday feeling noticeably cooler. Further showers again some of these heavy at times and the cloud will dominate. It will be breezy.

The area of low pressure west of Ireland pushes across England and Wales on Saturday brining wind and rain. A ridge of high pressure attempts to build in behind.

Long range and things are starting to look more settled again as we head into next week but a long way off as yet.

In global weather news tropical cyclone Kenneth is expected to hit Mozambique in the coming days.

And finally here is Tuesdays Weather extremes.

Thank you for reading.

The radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts, extremes and warnings from the uk Met Office. Cyclone Kenneth image from BBC weather.

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