Thursday 25th April Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles on this Thursday afternoon we are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine.

However we will see cloud increase as we head towards the evening with a few sharp showers. There is a chance some of these could be thundery in nature. The risk is fairly low but still a small risk.

Wednesday was a beautiful day across the Western isles. We where the sunniest place in the UK.

The view from space on Wednesday certainly highlighted that

Friday is going to see a day of sunshine and showers across the Western isles. Some of these heavy at time. Some decent and prolonged sunshine in breaks in the cloud. It will be breezy.

The low pressure system 986 mb is storm Hannah named by the Irish Met Office and will bring strong winds to Ireland, Wales and England over the weekend. No impacts for the Western isles.

Saturday is going to see a fairly settled day. Some light rain and drizzle. The cloud will dominate. Some morning sunshine. Light winds to start the day becoming breezy as the day goes on.

Storm Hannah sits across England on Saturday. A ridge of high pressure attempts to build in behind.

Sunday will see breezy conditions across the Western isles. Mostly dry with a fairly overcast day.

High pressure sits across the southern half of the UK. Low pressure sits out in the Atlantic 988 mb. But high pressure keeps it at bay.

Long range and things look to become warmer and more settled as we go into next week.

So the next storm of the 2018/19 storm season has been named storm Hannah. A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the UK Met Office. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

In global weather news tropical cyclone Kenneth will make landfall on Mozambique in the next few hours. A powerful cyclone with very strong winds.

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts extremes snd warnings from the Met office. Cyclone Kenneth from bbc weather.

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