Wednesday 3rd July Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your Wednesdays Weather Watch.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing overcast conditions for much of the Western Isles with some light rain and drizzle that has merged into some longer spells of rain. Brisk wins and it’s feeling chilly, however the best of the sunshine has been found across the Uists and Barra today where we have seen blue skies and sunshine.

The rest of this evening will see further overcast conditions with some sunshine, with further spells of light rain and drizzle with mist and fog patches. This will also be accompanied by brisk winds.

This afternoon’s view from the space also highlights the overcast conditions were the best of the sunshine being found on Barra.

Thursday across the Western Isles is going to see another cloud dominated day. We are going to see spells of heavy and persistent rain this will be accompanied by brisk winds of 20 to 30 mph. The rain will ease as we go into the evening but the cloud will still dominate and any sunny spells expected to be few and far between.

Across the UK on Thursday high-pressure sits across the south with the weather fronts moving into the north. This brings unsettled and wet conditions to the north and north-east whilst for the south and south-east staying dry warm and sunny.

Friday across the Western Isles is expected to be a day of sunshine and showers. Some of these heavy at times. An area of low pressure to the north of the Western Isles keeps conditions unsettled.

On Friday across the UK high-pressure declines and low-pressure becomes dominant. Wet and windy across the north more settled and dryer for the south.

Saturday across the Western Isles it’s looking like the best spell of weather in the next couple of days. We are going to see a few showers but largely fine try with plenty of sunshine. A chilly wind but much more settled on Saturday.

Saturday across the UK and it’s a much cooler and fresher day as a cold front sweeps across the country introducing cooler and showery weather.

Looking ahead long range and there are no real signs of the weather becoming more settled or drier for the Western Isles at this stage but things can and will change and I will keep you updated.

In global weather news it has been a stunning 24 hours for breathtaking images of an eclipse In Chile and major hurricane Barbara.

Major hurricane Barbara is now weakening however late last night it became a powerful category four hurricane and was just short of making category five status which is quite rare.

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

Thank you for reading. The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office. Eclipse snd Barbara image from Met Office. Cat 4 Barbara image from the national hurricane centre.

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