Friday 31st May Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western isles we have seen a wet day across the Western isles. The good news is the rain is slowly clearing away. We will see an overcast and drier end to the day. Some scattered showers once the main band of rain has cleared.

The rain is slowly clearing away as can be seen by recent radar. The last 24 hour rainfall totals highlights how wet it has been.

The view from space today highlights how overcast it has been across the Western isles.

Saturday is looking showery. The heaviest and most frequent of these are expected across Lewis and Harris. In between some sunshine prolonged at times. The Uists and Barra are expected to see some showers but again are expected to be less heavy. Some decent sunshine. Winds of 20/30 mph. Feeling warmer then of late.

The rest of the UK will be warm even hot in places with high pressure in charge.

Sunday will see an area of low pressure from close to Ireland, 997mb. This will bring further heavy rain to the western isles during Sunday morning. The rain heavy and persistent at times. Gradually clearing away by the evening from all parts,allowing for prolonged sunshine to end the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

A cold front will race across England and Wales during Sunday bringing the risk of thunderstorms as Hugh pressure retreats into Europe.

Monday will see w cloud dominated day with mostly light rain and drizzle. Winds of 20/30 mph. Low pressure and it’s associated fronts sit to the North of us. Feeling cooler again after a brief warm up over the weekend.

Low pressure is in charge of the UK weather on Monday.

Long range and next week looks changeable with some sunshine for a time but the rain never being to far away.

Saturday sees the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane. Will be monitoring this on the weather watch as it can bring us wet and windy weather during the summer months.

Most noticeable was ex hurricane Ophelia in 2017 which brought very strong winds and rain to the UK. Below is the 2019 names list. Andrea has already been and gone.

And finally here is Thursdays UK extremes

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar and accumulations map from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office and hurricane names from the national hurricane centre.

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