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.

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