Monday 26th August Weather Watch

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

On this Monday afternoon it’s pretty miserable out there we are literally the only place in the United Kingdom right here in the north-west seeing wind rain and overcast conditions. Just to rub it in even more parts of the south and south-east are experiencing heatwaves conditions. Here winds gusting 30 to 40 mph with some rain which is heavy in places with light rain and drizzle elsewhere.

The rest of this evening is going to seem further spells of rain and these will be heavy at times but increasingly becoming lighter as the evening goes on. On the positive side wins will drop to under 10 mph however on the negative side this will see result in more midges.

Tuesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see further spells of rain this rain is going to be heavy and persistent at times. With occasional spells of dry conditions with some light rain and drizzle. A few sunny spells but these are expected to be few and far between winds will be light and variable.

Tuesday across the UK and it’s going to stay unsettled for the far north and west warm and hot for the south and east with thunderstorms moving in to the south-west.

Wednesday across the Western Isles and we are going to see some overnight rain but this will clear away to give a mostly overcast day on Wednesday with some light rain and a few sunny spells occasionally prolonged sunshine at times. Winds is it going to freshen and it’s going to feel cooler than of late.

Wednesday across the UK and it’s going to be a day of sunshine and showers these could be thundery at times. Staying hot for the far south east.

Thursday across the Western Isles And after a dry start we are going to see more wet and windy conditions winds are going to increase and we are going to see some spells of rain which will be heavy at times.

Thursday across the UK and for most it will be fine and dry as high pressure builds in and gives a period of more settled conditions. Turning showery again for the north and west.

Looking ahead long-range into the weekend and Friday is looking particularly wet and windy across the Western Isles the weekend itself is set to say on unsettled and turning colder.

In global weather news and all eyes are on tropical storm Dorian in the Caribbean expected to bring chocolate force wins and eventually hurricane force wins to some other Caribbean islands in the next couple of days. Full details and the latest information can be found via the National hurricane centres website.

It is two years ago to the day since hurricane Harvey made landfall on Texas. It brought 40 inches of rainfall and was so powerful that it caused the earths crust to drop 2 cm due to the weight of water.

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

Thank you for reading.

Radar from netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. Hurricane images from the national hurricane centre. Harvey image from icyclone

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