Friday 16th August Weather Watch

Good evening Western isles and welcome to the latest Weather Watch blog post.

On this Friday evening we have seen the very heaviest of the rain clear away. We have now got showers and a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds have been gusting 30/40 mph with some gusts reaching 50 mph.

The rest of this evening and overnight will be a mixture of sunshine and showers. Slight risk of these being thundery again strong gusty winds of 30/40 mph.

Today’s view from space highlights the overcast conditions with some sunshine.

Saturday across the Western isles and we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers these will be heavy at times. Winds of 30/40 mph gusting 50 mph for a time. The odd shower could be heavy and possibly thundery.

Saturday across the UK will see breezy winds. Sunshine and showers thundery at times. Heaviest of the rain for the North West.

Sunday across the Western isles will see another day of sunshine and showers as the low pressure pulls away to the North. Feeling cooler in the North West winds but they will be lighter then on Saturday 10/30 mph.

Sunday across the UK as high pressure attempts to build from the South a mixture of sunshine and showers. Again heavy at times.

Monday across the Western isles will see another overcast day with some showers. A few sunny spells and brisk winds. Feeling cool again.

Monday winds start to ease. A mixture of sunshine and showers. Heaviest and most frequent in the North.

Next week is looking a mixed bag more settled again midweek before more rain and gales,

In weather history it’s 15 years to the day since the town of Boscastle was hit be flooding after heavy rain.

And finally here are the weather extremes for Thursday 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. Boscastle flooding from BBC weather.

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