Saturday 13th July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and here is your Saturday Weather Watch.

On the Saturday afternoon we are seeing overcast conditions across much of the Western Isles. Most places are dry with light winds. Some light rain but most places are dry. Some sunshine breaking through the cloud and the sunshine is hazy at times.

The rest of the day is going to be largely fine and dry spells light rain and drizzle cannot be ruled out. We will see increasing amounts of sunshine especially across the Uist and Barra we could even see some prolonged sunshine for a time Lewis and Harris will see some sunshine here however the cloud will prove more stubborn to shift.

Sunday across the Western Isles and we’re going to see some mist and fog patches to start the dayWith plenty of cloud around. We are going to see increasing amounts of sunshine and the long sunshine at times. The best of the brighter weather will be across the Uist and Barra. It should be a mostly fine and dry day.

Across the UK on Sunday high-pressure dominate bringing fine dry and settled weather conditions with plenty of sunshine. Low cloud for the east and a few scattered showers around.

Monday across the Western Isles and we are going to see a mostly fine and dry day some patchy light rain and drizzle is possible. But some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amounts of cloud and it will feel warm. Winds will be light.

Monday across the UK and high-pressure still dominates fine dry and settles conditions for most and feeling warm.

Tuesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see a weakening cold front moving across the Western Isles this will introduce some cooler air and a risk of showers these could be thundery and heavy at times. Winds will also increase a little.

Tuesday across the UK and it’s all change we have low-pressure sitting out West 999 mbar and weather fronts will move in from the west bringing rain and increasing amounts of cloud staying warm and dry for the south and south-east.

Looking ahead long range and the middle of next week looks on settled and breezy at times with spells of heavy rain. We are doing daily updates on this blog for the Hebridean Celtic festival and the EDF festival so keep an eye on this blog for the latest update.

In global weather news in the Gulf of Mexico tropical storm Barry is imminently going to make landfall on Louisiana bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Along with a storm surge this will present a flooding risk to these areas. Barry is just short of hurricane status. Barry is not the most photogenic of Hurricanes but is still expected to bring a significant amount of rainfall.

*edit Barry has become a Hurricane in the last hour* just on its approach to making landfall.

And finally here are your weather extremes for the UK for Friday

The radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Tropical storm image from the national hurricane centre.

Thank you for reading.

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