Tuesday 20th August Weather Watch

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

On this Tuesday afternoon, we are seeing plenty of dry and bright conditions a mixture of sunshine and cloud but the cloud is increasing. A few sharp showers around but for most, for now, it is dry.

For the rest of this evening, winds will increase especially across the Uist and Barra gusting up to 30 mph we’re also going to see an increased risk of showers with a few showers cropping up as the evening goes on.

Today’s view from space highlights the fact that we have seen some decent blue skies and sunshine despite cloud now increasing.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see wind and rain push into all parts the wind will be strong at times gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly the Gusts reaching 50 mph we also going to see heavy and at times persistent rain. A few sunny spells but the cloud will dominate for most.

Wednesday across the UK and it will start off fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and increasing risk of showers for England and Wales later. Northern Ireland and Scotland will see a band of heavy rain and strong winds pushing in as the day goes on.

Thursday across the Western Isles I’m going to see another crazy day winds gusting 30 to 40 mph a day of sunshine and showers occasionally merging into some longer spells of rain. It will feel a little bit warmer than what we have seen of late

Thursday across the UK and it will be wet and windy for the far north and west and drier brighter and warmer for the south and east. Low-pressure sits to the north-west of the British Isles 993 Mb.

Friday again will see another day of sunshine and showers again they will be heavy at times in between some decent and prolonged sunshine. It is also going to remain breezy with winds of around 20 to 30 mph.

Friday across the UK and it’s turning warmer fine dry with plenty of sunshine for most except for the far north and west where we will see further showers.

Long-range looking ahead to the weekend and it’s starting to look a lot more settled but with plenty of clouds and the occasional spell of light rain and drizzle. Winds are expected to ease.

In global weather news Due to Wildfires in Gran Canaria over 9000 people have been evacuated from the island. You can see from the image below the smoke billowing across the ocean from the island.

And finally, here are the weather extremes across the UK on Monday.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts extremes from the Met Office. Thank you for reading.

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