Thursday 20th May Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch today will be taking a look at your weekends weather and looking ahead to the start of next week.

On this Thursday afternoon we are once again seeing sharp showers moving across the Western Isles in between the some decent dryer interludes and some sunny spells we are also seeing brisk winds. There was also a report from Stornoway airport this morning of a funnel cloud being visible near to the airport. If anyone got any pictures or video we would be gratefully appreciated if you share them with us. Of course full credit as ever will be given.

Here is a recent radar grab

Below you will see the report from Stornoway airport air-traffic control of the funnel cloud. This can be found at the bottom of the report.

Today’s view from space highlights the generally overcast picture, however we are seeing some sunny spells.

Friday across the Western Isles We will finally start to see a change in the weather pattern we have been endlessly stuck under areas of low pressure that have been unable to budge due to high pressure. Friday will see when is gradually becoming lighter increasing amounts of sunshine and mostly like rain a few heavy showers cannot be ruled out the best of the sunshine will be across the Uists and Barra.

Across the UK on Friday it’s going to be generally warm and sunny and mostly dry as high-pressure builds across the UK.

Saturday is going to see a cloud dominated day for much of the Western Isles the best of any drier and brighter weather will be across the Uists and Barra. Across Lewis and Harris we are going to see more showery conditions. Winds will be mostly light and we are going to see temperatures increase to the mid teens.

Across the UK very Hot air is moving up from the continent this will bring high temperatures and dry conditions for much of the UK winds will be light.

Sunday is going to see a largely fine and dry day across the Western Isles the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. We should see plenty of sunshine but variable amounts of cloud. Where the cloud breaks we could see the temperatures reaching the mid to high teens.

Across the UK on Sunday it’s still expected to be very hot and an area of low pressure is expected to bring with it thunderstorms to parts of the UK. More on this to follow.

Looking ahead long range The start of next week will see wet and windy weather on Monday. Before things become more settled and warmer as the week goes on.

Earlier today the Met office issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for most of England and Wales for Sunday into Monday. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app, please check there for the very latest updates.

And finally here are Wednesdays weather extremes for the UK.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met Office.

Thank you for reading

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