Thursday’s forecast – a fine day

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing light rain and drizzle across parts of the Western Isles this evening. The cloud is dominating some clear skies and winds are light.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with some light rain and drizzle. Some clear skies and light winds. Winds of 0 to 10 mph.

Thursday day – should be a fine day with plenty of sunshine. Prolonged sunshine especially in the afternoon and evening. The cloud will prove stubborn to shift in some areas. Winds will be light. The odd shower cannot be ruled out but most places should stay dry.

Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 11C to 18C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:16 and 21:46

South Uist – 05:26 and 21:45

Wednesday 31st July Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mostly dry evening. Some mist and low cloud. A few light rain and drizzle patches. Winds are light. Some sunny spells.

Today’s view from space shows a mostly overcast day with some sunny spells.

Thursday across the Western isles will see another mostly settled day. Fine and dry with plenty of cloud. Light winds again. Some sunny spells and the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Thursday across the UK and low pressure sits out in the North Sea with further thundery showers and more rain. Warmer and drier in the west.

Friday across the Western isles is expected to be fine dry sunny and warm with light winds. Prolonged sunshine for most.

Friday across the UK light winds. Showers for the East Coasts. Broad areas of low pressure in the Atlantic.

Saturday across the Western isles will see fine dry and sunny conditions across Lewis and Harris more cloud and risk of rain for the Uists and Barra. Winds will be light once again.

Saturday rain and cloud will increase from the West during Saturday as Atlantic lows start to influence our weather.

Long range look set to turn more unsettled as we go towards the end of the weekend and into early next week.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain for much of northern England. Full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app.

The rainfall in Yorkshire has resulted in significant flooding.

And finally here are the weather extremes for Tuesday across the UK

Thank you for reading. Radar comes from netweather. View from space comes from NASA worldview. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met Office. Flooding images from bbc weather and Yorkshire county council.

Wednesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning we are seeing a mostly overcast start to the day with some sunshine. Winds are light, we are seeing some mist and low cloud. A little bit of light rain and drizzle in places.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Today – after a misty start to the day, things should brighten up with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm with light winds. Mostly dry the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Increasing cloud later with mist and low cloud again.

Thursday – overcast with some light rain and drizzle. Light winds.

Friday – fine dry and sunny with light winds.

Saturday – more of the same as Friday staying settled with light winds.

Have a great Wednesday

Wednesday’s forecast – Mist and mostly dry

Good evening Western Isles on this Tuesday evening we are seeing a mostly fine and dry end to the day. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds are light. There is some rain moving into the Minch from the mainland that could bring some heavy rain into Lewis in the next few hours.

Overnight – We are going to see a mostly dry night. With a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some showers moving across lewis in the next couple of hours which will be heavy at times. Some mist and low cloud. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Wednesday day – It should be a mostly dry day. Some light rain and drizzle with low cloud. Variable amounts of cloud. Stubborn across lewis and harris. We should see plenty of sunshine despite this. The sunshine will be prolonged at times. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Winds will be Northerly and North Westerly direction and temps will range from 12C to 19C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:14 and 21:48

South Uist – 05:24 and 21:47

 

Tuesday 30th July Weather Watch

Hello and welcome to the Tuesday addition of the Weather Watch. We are seeing the best weather in the United Kingdom today. After some morning rain and plenty of overcast conditions things are becoming a little bit brighter thank you sunshine in places. Or thunderstorm shield is working well as we have seen little or no thunderstorms this year. There are plenty of warnings across the UK for rain thunderstorms.

Back to the current weather across the Western Isles and we are seeing mostly fine and dry conditions at the moment. Some light rain and drizzle around but we are seeing increasing amounts of sunshine and it is evident by recent radar. Wins I’ll light as well.

The rest of this evening is expected to be largely fine and dry with plenty of sunshine stubborn to clear cloud and light winds. Some light rain and drizzle is possible in places.

Today’s view from space highlights that it’s been quite an overcast day on here we are seeing the best of the sunshine across Eriskay and Barra.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see some missed low cloud and fog to start the day. Not everyone will see this and elsewhere will be overcast with some light rain and drizzle. The rest of the day should be largely fine and dry with plenty of sunshine variable amounts of cloud and light winds.

Across the UK on Wednesday and it’s going to be a largely unsettled day. Thundering showers heavy rain gusty winds all associated with an area of low pressure currently pushing across the UK. The best of the drier brighter weather will be for the South and for us in the far north-west.

Thursday across the Western Isles and it should be largely fine and dry with light winds and plenty of sunshine variable amounts of cloud. There could be some mist and fog during the early hours of Thursday morning.

Thursday across the UK and the low-pressure moves out into the North Sea. Going to cloudy and cooler for eastern England and North East of Scotland. We further outbreaks of rain which will be Sunday at times the best of the drier brighter weather will be for the west. High-pressure slowly takes charge from the south.

Friday across the Western Isles and once again it’s likely to be fine dry sunny warm with variable amounts of cloud. Light winds and the risk of some early morning mist and fog.

Friday is high-pressure takes control things become a lot more settled with drier brighter warmer weather with the occasional thundery shower.

Looking ahead long-range and for the Western Isles it’s expected to stay mostly settled with little change anticipated in the weather.

In UK weather news the Met office have a number of yellow weather warnings in force for the UK for today and tomorrow. None for the Western isles. Full warnings and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

The warnings are for rain and thunderstorms.

In global weather news hurricane Erick became a major hurricane and will graze Hawaii late in the week.

And finally here are the weather extremes for Monday across the UK.

Thank you for reading.

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

Tuesday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning we are seeing some heavy rain moving across the Western isles. Heaviest at the moment across Harris and parts of Lewis. Much heavier then I expected it to be. Winds are light. Elsewhere it’s dry overcast with some mist and low cloud.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Across the highlands and islands on Monday South Uist had the lowest minimum temperature of 12.3C

Today – a cloud dominating day with increasing amounts of sunshine for the afternoon and evening. A few heavy spells of rain which should become more scattered as the day goes on. Light winds. Mist fog and low cloud.

Wednesday – an overcast and mostly dry day with light winds again. Mist fog and low cloud risk again.

Thursday – fine dry and settled. Plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Friday – another fine dry settled day with plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Have a good Tuesday

Tuesday’s forecast – plenty of cloud

Good evening Western Isles on this Monday evening we are seeing an overcast end to the day. Some sunshine. Winds are light. Some rain for the Uists at the moment.

Overnight – We are going to see a cloud dominated night with some light rain and drizzle. A few clear spells but most places will stay overcast. Winds will be light. We are also going to see some mist and low cloud. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Tuesday day – Will stay mostly overcast with some sunny spells. Further spells of light rain and drizzle with a risk of some heavier spells. Winds will stay light. Some mist and low cloud will prove stubborn to clear. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Evening – For the evening we are going to see some spells of light rain and drizzle. Increasing amounts of sunshine especially across the Uists and Barra. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Winds will be variable and temps will range from 13C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:12 and 21:50

South Uist – 05:22 and 21:49

Monday 29th July Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Monday evening we have plenty to talk about this morning saw a foggy start to the day with travel disruption at both Barra airport and the loch Boisdale ferry.

We are currently seeing mostly fine and dry conditions across the Western Isles with variable amounts of cloud and a few scattered showers. It is feeling warm and humid once again and temperatures are in the High teens and low 20s. The rest of this evening should be mostly fine and dry with a few scattered showers around that have the potential to be heavy winds will remain mostly light.

Today’s view from space highlights that there has been quite a lot of cloud around with some sunny intervals. Obviously this is just one snapshot of the weather at a certain time. But it gives you a nice indication of what has been happening.

Tuesday across the Western Isles and we are likely to see more mist and fog during the morning hours. Into the daytime and it’s likely to be an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle but for most it should be fine and dry.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and once again it’s going to be largely fine and dry with plenty of cloud around with some light rain and drizzle possible feeling a little cooler than of late.

Thursday cross the Western Isles and again not much change we going to see plenty of cloud with increasing amounts of sunny intervals some light rain and drizzle as possible but for most it will be dry. Again it will be feeling a little bit on the cool side.

In UK weather news we have a new record for the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK it was recorded in Cambridge last Thursday with a temperature of 38.7°C. The Met office confirmed this today.

The Met office also have a number of weather warnings out for the next couple of days across the UK for thunderstorms. The full warnings and the latest information can be found via the Met Office website or app.

An impressive site was picked up on the satellite today with an area of low pressure that will move across the UK during the next couple of days and it had a very impressive swirl.

Onto global weather news and Hawaii is keeping an eye on to tropical storms that could bring wind and rain to the area. First we have tropical storm Erick and tropical storm Flossie which are both expected to become hurricanes in the next 24 hours.

The above image is of Erick And you can see the tropical storm as the big area of clouds and it really makes Hawaii look small in comparison.

Finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Sunday.

Thank you for reading the view from space comes from NASA world view radar from that net weather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met Office. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre.

Monday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning we are seeing some rain across Lewis and Barra. Heavy in places. Elsewhere a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some lingering mist and fog patches.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Across the highlands and islands on Sunday Stornoway was the sunniest with 8.0 hours of sunshine and South Uist had the lowest maximum temperature of 16.9C

Today – a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. Some of these could be thundery at times. Feeling warm again.

Tuesday – another showery day. A mixture again of sunshine and cloud.

Wednesday- should be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and feeling warm.

Thursday – should be mostly fine dry sunny with variable winds.

Have a great Monday

Week ahead forecast – a fairly settled week

Good evening Western Isles the week ahead looks fairly settled across the Western isles. Plenty of clouds mainly dry with some sunshine and mostly light winds.

The full in-depth forecast for Monday can be found below this update.

Tuesday  – will see an overcast day with some sunny spells. Light rain and drizzle at times. Winds will be light under 10 mph and they will be variable. Temps will range from 13C to 20C

Wednesday – Another mostly overcast day. Some light rain and drizzle. Feeling cooler than of late. Winds will be from the North and North West around 5 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 12C to 18C

Thursday – Again another mostly settled day. The cloud will dominate. but we will see increasing amounts of sunshine as the day goes on. Some light rain and drizzle. Winds will be from the North and North West direction around 5 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 11C to 17C

Friday – It should be a fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine. It will feel warm. Stubborn to clear cloud. Winds will be from the North and North East around 5 to 20 mph. Temps will range from 12C to 20C

have a great week.

 

 

Monday’s forecast – A mixture of sunshine, fog and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Sunday evening we are seeing a few sharp and heavy showers moving across the Western Isles. Some of these are heavy and persistent in places. In between plenty of cloud with some sunshine.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with any lingering showers clearing away. We are going to see some mist and fog patches. The greatest risk will be across the Uists and Harris. In between the cloud, we will see some clear skies.

Monday day – It’s going to be an overcast day across the Uists and Barra. The cloud will dominate with some sunny spells. Some early morning mist and fog patches that will clear. It will be mostly fine and dry. However, a few showers are possible as the day goes on and these could be thundery. For Lewis and Harris, we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine with a few showers developing later. Feeling warm.  Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Evening – More of the same the cloud dominating and some sunshine the best of which will be across Lewis and Harris. Some showers again which could be heavy.

Winds will be variable but at times North Easterly and temps will range from 13C to 21C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway  – 05:10 and 21:52

South Uist – 05:20 and 21:51

Sunday 28th July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and here is your latest Weather Watch blog. I took a day off yesterday to recharge the batteries it got quite hectic in the last couple of weeks doing the festival forecasts as well.

On the Sunday afternoon we are seeing largely dry and fine conditions at the moment. Some light rain and drizzle we are seeing plenty of sunshine with brisk winds variable amounts of cloud with some mist and low cloud.

The rest of today will see a mixture of sunshine and showers with some longer spells of rain pushing in these will be heavy at times and possibly thundery winds will be brisk.

Monday across the Western Isles will see another day of sunshine and showers some of these will be heavy at times. In between some dry and bright conditions the best of the dry and bright conditions will be during the morning.

Monday across the UK and we are going to see showery conditions for the northern half find dry and bright for the southern half but low-pressure lurks to the south of the UK.

Tuesday across the Western Isles Will be largely fine and dry with the light winds it will be feeling warm and plenty of cloud and some sunny spells the occasional heavy shower cannot be ruled out.

Tuesday across the UK and it’s going to be an on settled day with low pressure sitting across the southern half of the UK. This will bring heavy rain and thundery showers with brisk winds.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we’re going to see a largely fine and dry day. We going to see plenty of sunshine and light winds with a variable amounts of cloud feeling warm and pleasant.

Wednesday across the UK is high pressure builds and it should be a largely fine and dry day with some coastal showers for the eastern half of the UK.

In the UK weather news the Met office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain which is currently ongoing for parts of Southwest Scotland and England. Full warning can be found via the Met office website or app for the latest information and updates.

The current rainfall hitting Manchester has resulted in flooding occurring this afternoon.

Met office has also issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for much of Wales and Southwest England for Tuesday again the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

In global weather news tropical storm Erick has formed between Mexico and Hawaii and is likely to bring heavy rains and possibly strong winds to Hawaii later next week.

I’m finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Saturday.

Radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met Office. Tropical storm images from the national hurricane centre.

Thank you for reading.

July 28th 2009 Stornoway Tornado 

Hello and welcome to a special Western Isles Weather Blog post covering the July 28th, 2009 Tornado which happened on this date 10 years ago. We are going to look back at this tornado event. My own memories of that night. Photos and reports from newspaper articles, locals and more. 

The UK gets on average around 30 to 50 tornadoes a year. That number differs depending on the source of information.  It is not a high frequency. The number could be higher if they occur in open land and go unreported. For it to be a tornado the funnel has to touch the ground. There are many reports of funnel clouds across the UK and these are not tornadoes as they do not touch the ground. 

The tornado came ashore at the Stornoway Sea Angling club during some strong thunderstorms. The tornado wrote off my friend’s car which is pictured in the image above. A few of my friends were in the Sea Angling club at the time and reported having to take shelter as some of the windows got blown in due to the strong winds associated with the tornado.  A small boat was sunk on its mooring at Goat Island. 

I was still working for the co-op at the time up on Macaulay road the shop back then shut at 22:00.  I was outside tidying up and getting everything secured for the night. I knew something was happening with the weather because I felt the heat like you never feel in this country. It was more akin to what you feel when you get off the plane when you are going on holiday abroad. 

I recall a big boom of thunder and it felt like the whole building shook. I remember driving home after the shift along Matheson road and being totally unaware of what had been happening. This was in the very early days of social media and smartphones and it was a very long way off from getting 2G never mind 4G so there was very limited information other than a storm had occurred. It was some 3 years before Western Isles Weather was born and I didn’t find out the true extent of that night’s events till the next day. Now my weather page would light up like a Christmas tree with people reporting what had happened. 

The above image from the Meteo Group shows the Thunderstorms across Lewis and Harris with the most powerful part of the Storm over Stornoway. 

A campervan near Tesco’s at the time was rocked with one of the youngsters in the van being thrown out of bed. Thankfully the tornado did not cause any injuries. A power cut impacted the entire town of Stornoway for 1 hour. 

The tornado thankfully missed the fuel depot and moved along the outskirts of town it blew down a chimney stacks and ripped tiles off roofs. Slates were thrown off roofs. 

Other cars were damaged on Garden Road and Trees were blown down on Goat Hill road. Windows were reported to have been blown in on Columbia place. Some reports suggest that the tornado dissipated along Sand Street after doing damage on Percival Road. However, some accounts report it crossing Broad bay and doing damage in Tong with roof damage and blowing away trampolines. 

Jennifer Ross was working for the Police in Stornoway that night and was first on scene at the sea angling club and described damage to cars parked along the road as well as campervan which had been blown over.  She also recalls a trampoline that had landed from Goat Hill road. Alasdair Martin reported to us that a tree was totally destroyed at Stornoway Primary School image included below.

Wind speeds in this tornado have been estimated in the region of 80 to 120 mph based on the damage done. I think there was a local damage survey done but I have been unable to find any information about that. Below is a rough track of the tornado shared to us by Guido Blockland. 

This tree was uprooted on Sand Steet and the photo was shared to us by Maggie Doig

If you have any reports stories, photos or memories of this event please share them with us. Thank you.

Sunday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Sunday morning we are seeing a mixed start to the day. Some blue skies sunshine and warmth. Light winds. But plenty of stubborn to clear cloud with mist and fog. Some light rain and drizzle.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate.

Today – a mixed bag of a day. We are going to see sunshine and showers. They could be heavy and persistent at times with a risk of thunder. In between the sunshine will be prolonged at times and feeling warm. Some mist and fog patches with low cloud.

Monday – another showery day across the Western isles. A mixture of sunshine and showers.

Tuesday – further spells of sunshine and showers.

Wednesday- turning drier and brighter with more sunshine and light winds.

Have a great Sunday

Sundays forecast – Sunshine, cloud and showers.

Good evening Western isles  on this Saturday evening we are seeing a mostly overcast evening. A band of heavy rain is slow moving across South Uist and Barra at the moment. Some light rain and drizzle elsewhere and winds are light.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night. Some spells of heavy rain across South Uist and Barra. Some mist and fog patches forming. Drier for Lewis and Harris with some spells of light rain and drizzle. Winds of 0 to 20 mph

Morning and afternoon – A day of sunshine and scattered showers. Some of these will be heavy and possibly thundery. In between we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine. Cloud will prove slow to clear for the Uists and Barra. Winds of 5 to 25 mph.

Evening – A mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these could be thundery. We should see a dry end to the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Winds will be North Easterly direction and temps will range from 11C to 21C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:08 and 21:55

South Uist – 05:18 and 21:53

Saturdays EDF forecast update

EDF Saturday update.

Hello and welcome to the final of our festival updates. This covers the final afternoon and evening of EDF

Heavy and persistent rain is slowly moving southwards. Currently over Lewis and Harris.

Currently seeing overcast conditions with light rain and drizzle. rain will push in during the late afternoon and into the evening and at times persistent. Winds will be light perfect for midges unfortunately. It’s feeling cooler then off late.

Despite the weather have a great time if you are heading out to the festival.

Saturday morning brief

Good Morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Saturday morning we are seeing an overcast start to the day with some light rain and drizzle. Winds are light and it’s murky.

Pollen forecast for today is low ( supposedly but I haven’t stopped sneezing)

Across the highlands and islands on Friday south Uist range had the lowest maximum temperature of 20.7C

Today – a cloud dominating day with light winds. Light rain and drizzle with spells of heavier and at times more persistent rain. Feeling cooler then of late.

Sunday – another overcast day with further outbreaks of rain.

Monday – sunshine and showers feeling warmer again.

Tuesday – fine dry and settled

Have a great Saturday

Festival forecasts – EDF. 24th July

Hello and welcome to the latest EDF forecast. We are going to take a look at tonight and what the forecast has in store for Saturday.

Friday night – Cloud and brisk winds have been the main factor for today. We have still see some sunshine despite the cloud. Its been windy with gusts reaching 40 mph. The cloud will increase as the evening goes on. It will still feel warm and we will see some sunshine. It should be dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out. Winds will ease under 20 mph and temps will range from 11C to 16C

Saturday – Will see a lot more cloud then on Friday. Any sunshine will be few and far between. It will feel cooler and fresher. We are going to see light rain and drizzle. At times we could see some heavier spells of rain. Greatest risk during the evening. Winds will be around 0 to 15 mph. This could be a fest for midges. Winds will be variable and temps will range from 12C to 16C

Have a great evening if you are heading out.

Saturdays forecast – Overcast with rain

Good Afternoon western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Winds are light across Lewis and Harris but have been gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Cloud is increasing.

Overnight – We will see a cloud dominated night with some outbreaks of rain which could be heavy at times. Winds will drop across the Western Isles. Some clear spells but cloud will increase for most. Winds of 0 to 15 mph.

Saturday day – A cloud dominated day with any sunny spells being few and far between. We will see spells of light rain and drizzle, At times we will also see some heavier spells of rain. Winds will be fairly light around 0 to 15 mph. it will also feel cooler and fresher then we have seen of late.

Wind direction will be variable and temps will range from 12C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:06 and 21:56

South Uist – 05:16 and 21:55

Friday 26th July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

We are seeing another humid day across the Western Isles, strong winds gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra . Plenty of cloud here with hazy sunshine some plonk sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. More in the way of sunshine for Lewis and Harris with lighter winds and temperatures have reached 23°C here today.

Here is a recent radar grab highlighting the dry conditions.

Today’s view from space also shows plenty of blue skies and sunshine with some stubborn to shift cloud.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we are going to see a cloudy and overcast day with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times we will also see some light rain and drizzle. Winds are expected to be lighter then on Friday for much of the Western Isles. Any sunshine suspected to be few and far between.

Saturday across the UK and we going to see a day of sunshine and showers some of these will be heavy and merge into some longer more prolonged spells of rain. Drier and brighter from the north-east later.

Sunday across the Western Isles and any early morning rain is expected to clear away to give it a day of sunshine and showers but these are expected to become more scattered as the day goes on winds will also be lighter again feeling cooler than of late.

Sunday across the UK and another mixed day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times a little bit fresher than we have seen of late but some decent sunshine in between the showers.

Monday across the Western Isles and we are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times cloud will be dominating and we will see spells of light rain drizzle and some mist and fog.

Monday across the UK and it’s going to be showery and cooler across the north with drier brighter conditions and feeling warm for the south with an area of low pressure of building to the south-west.

Looking ahead to next week and it’s looking rather mixture of sunshine and cloud with occasional spells of rain.

In UK weather news the Met office have a yellow weather warning out for rain parts of Scotland and England for today and tomorrow. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website or app for the latest information and updates.

Provisionally on Thursday the UK had its hottest day ever recorded. The temperature was 38.7°C but the Met office are still verifying this at this stage.

There was a 10° temperature spike in Lincolnshire last night caused by a collapsing thunderstorm which resulted in warm air coming down this tweet from the Met office explains more.

Scotland overnight also recorded its highest ever nighttime temperature. Temperature of 20.9°C was recorded.

Also some incredible thunderstorm images shared around from across the UK.

In global weather news several temperature records were broken on Thursday across Europe.

And finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Thursday *noting this was done before today’s record update.

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

Thank you for reading.