Tuesday 2nd July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles on this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The best of the sunshine today so far has been across Uists and Barra. It’s been cloudy and more overcast so much of Lewis and Harris with a few breaks in the cloud allowing some sunshine. We are still seeing some light rain and drizzle across parts of the Western Isles. Winds are still brisk.

The rest of today is going to see much of the same plenty of cloud with brisk winds and some sunshine. Some light rain and drizzle is possible at times.

This afternoons view from space perfectly highlights the mixture of sunshine and cloud with the best being across Barra.

Wednesday across the Western Isles is going to see a cloud dominated day with spells of light rain and drizzle. They could merge into some heavy spells of rain at times. It’s light rain and drizzle could be persistent at times. Any sunshine is likely to be few and far between. And this will be accompanied by brisk winds once again.

Across the UK on Wednesday high-pressure dominates so for most it will be a fine dry and sunny day. Winds will be light however across the north the cloud will dominate and we will see some light rain and drizzle which could merge into some longer heavy spells of rain.

Thursday across the Western Isles and we are going to see some spells of heavy and maybe persistent rain at times. Cloud dominating once again and we will see brisk wind once more.

Thursday across the UK and high-pressure slips further south. Wet and windy conditions expected across much of Scotland. Fine dry and warm weather for most of the UK away from Scotland.

Friday across the Western Isles will see further spells of rain and some sunny intervals. Winds will be brisk once again.

Friday across the UK and more of the same. The best of a settled weather will be away from Scotland and eastern coasts where we will see rain and drizzle. Drier sunny weather elsewhere.

In global weather news hurricane Barbara became a major hurricane today. A category 4 out of five on the Saffri -Simpson scale. This is the second highest level on the scale. With winds in excess of 130 mph. The storm is looking stunning on satellite imagery. This storm is not expected to impact land.

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

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

Thank you for reading.

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