Thursday 22nd August Weather Watch

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

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a windy afternoon with some of the light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells and the occasional heavy shower but the wind is a dominating story of the afternoon. Winds have gusted up to 50 mph widely.

The rest of this evening will see a continuation of the strong winds gusting 30 40 mph occasionally a little stronger. Further outbreaks of showery rain but the most it will stay largely fine and dry.

Recent radar highlights the showers that are cropping up across Lewis and Harris it is currently dryer for the US and Barra but winds are still strong gusting 40 to 50 mph.

Today’s view from the space highlights a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

How much of a broader view comes from the Met office with a satellite image showing the area of low pressure that is currently bringing this unsettled weather conditions to all parts of the Western Isles.

Friday across the Western Isles are we going to see some heavy and persistent rain to start the day this will clear through and we are going to see some sunshine with further spells of light rain and drizzle it’s going to be another windy day but winds will eventually ease as we get into the evening.

Friday across the UK and high-pressure builds is in the best of the fine and dry weather will be across much of England Wales and Ireland stronger winds for the north-west of Scotland with spells of rain here.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we going to see cloud building winds will ease and we are going to see further spells of light rain and drizzle. By the evening winds are expected to be under 10 mph but the cloud will dominate.

Saturday across the UK and we going to see high-pressure dominating it’s going to be a warm day for money and becoming hot for the south and east cooler and cloudier in the north-west.

Sunday looks set to be the best day of the weekend should be fine dry and bright with some light rain and drizzle and winds are expected to be under 20 mph.

Sunday across the UK and high-pressure dominates with the trailing front bringing cloud and some rain for the far west for most of the UK it will be fine dry and warm even hot for the south and east.

In global weather news this stunning lightning image was captured in Turkey in the last couple of days.

In the northern Atlantic now tropical depression Chantal as we can further and should dissipate in the next couple of days.

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

Thank you for reading.

The view from space comes from NASA worldview. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met Office.

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