Thursday 25th July Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog we have a a lot to cram in in this today’s edition.

It’s been a warm day across the Western Isles but the cloud has proved stubborn to clear that has been keeping the temperatures down however they have now reached over 20° C as hazy sunshine is now breaking through and we are seeing some blue skies. Highest temperature recorded at the Met office site so far this year was 25°C at South Uist range. That temperature at the moment does not look like being broken. However I will keep you updated. The highest we have seen so far is 23°C at Stornoway airport making it the warmest day of the year so far in Stornoway.

The rest of this evening will see a mixture of sunshine and cloud strong winds have been helping to keep temperatures down across the Uist and Barra with Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph here. The odd shower cannot be ruled out and there is a chance of them being thundery.

A recent radar grab highlights the mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Today’s view from space shows a mixture of sunshine and cloud hazy sunshine at best.

Friday across the Western Isles and we are going to see Another warm day across the Western Isles not quite as warm as on Thursday we are going to see plenty of cloud with sunny spells some light rain and drizzle but for the most it should be dry. Lighter winds across Lewis and Harris but stronger winds gusting 30 to 40 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Friday across the UK and once again it’s going to be hot in the east not quite as hot as on Thursday. It’s gonna be a day of showers with outbreaks of thundery rain drier and brighter but cooler for the west.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we are going to see much a lighter winds it’s going to be a cooler day as well. The cloud is going to dominate with the occasional sunny spells. He should be largely fine and dry apart from some light rain and drizzle however some heavy rain called pushing to the Uists and Barra by late evening.

Saturday is going to be slightly cooler again we are going to see further sundry showers across the UK but conditions turn more settled from the west.

Sunday across the Western Isles and we are still going to see mostly light winds we are also going to see rain pushing in and this will be heavy at times.

Sunday once again mainly cool and fresh with a mixture of sunshine and showers for central and eastern areas. Low-pressure sits across the UK.

Looking ahead long range and it’s looking quite settled across the Western Isles for much of next week.

In the UK weather news the highest ever July temperature has been recorded today with an outside chance of the highest ever UK temperature being recorded. The graphic I have posted below will probably be out of date by the time I post thud however I will update later.

The Met office have also issued yellow thunderstorm warnings for today and tomorrow for large parts of the UK including parts of Scotland but not the Western Isles. The Met office has also issued a yellow rain warnings for large parts of the UK over the course of the weekend however once again not covering the Western Isles. The full warnings and latest information can be found via the Met office website or app.

In global weather news Germany has today set it’s all time highest temperature

And in Cape Cod in the United States this incredible image was captured as a tornado moved through the area

And finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Wednesday.

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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