Monday 5th August Weather Watch

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing a fairly dry day across the Western Isles. However a few heavy showers are starting to bubble up. We are seeing plenty of sunshine and it’s feeling warm with a variable amount of cloud.

The showers are heavy and likely to become more widespread as the afternoon goes on we should clear away by late evening and we should have a mostly fine and dry end to the day. There is a slight chance that some of these showers could end up being thundery.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms. For the Western isles for Tuesday. The warning comes into force at 11:00 and expires at 22:00 In the evening. The full warning can be found via the Met Office website of app for the latest information and updates.

I will keep the blog Facebook page and Twitter updated with the latest on the storms During the next 36 hours.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a flood alert for the Western isles. Full details can be found via the SEPA website.

On Tuesday across the Western Isles we are likely to see heavy and possibly thundery showers as already mentioned the Met Office have a yellow weather warning out and information for that can be found above. It’s also going to be another warm day with temperatures in the mid to high teens. Winds will be brisk and in between the showers we should see some decent and prolonged sunshine at times.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see another day of sunshine and showers again there is a risk that these could be thundery at times. But the risk will be less than on Tuesday. In between we’re going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine and it will feel warm again.

Thursday across the Western Isles and it looks set to be the best day of the week we’re going to see fine dry and settled conditions with light winds variable amounts of cloud and plenty of sunshine. It will also feel cooler than we have seen of late.

Looking ahead long range and towards next weekend and it’s looking extremely unsettled wet and windy something more akin to autumn then late summer. However this is still a long way off and plenty will change between now and then and we will keep you updated.

In UK weather news they are still dealing with the dam situation in Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire. Water levels has been reduced but residents are spending their fifth day evacuated from the area.

The latest can be found on the BBC news website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49231384

As well as the thunderstorm warning for the Western Isles on Tuesday the Met office also has a thunderstorm warning out today for mainland Scotland and again for Wednesday for mainland Scotland and parts of England. Again the full warnings and latest information can be found via the Met Office website or app.

This has been quite an active spell of thunderstorms across the UK with multiple rounds over the past few weeks and this stunning image was captured last night.

In global weather news there are a number of typhoons in the Western Pacific. Typhoon Francisco is expected to bring 200 mm of rain to Japan today. There is also another storm system Lekima which is expected to become a typhoon in the coming days.

Finally here are the weather extremes for the UK for Sunday

Thank you for reading. The radar comes from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met Office.

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