Wednesday 28th August Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog. Slightly later than normal tonight we apologise for the lateness just been a hectic day.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mixture of clear skies cloud and a few scattered heavy showers in places. There are quite a few dry spells and winds are breezy.

Some very heavy overnight rain across the Western Isles brought Road closures in the South Uist and the link below will also highlight August rainfall so far.

Today’s view from space was taken during the middle of the afternoon and highlights the mixture of sunshine and cloud with the clouds slowly breaking especially across the Uists and Barra eventually reached Lewis and Harris.

Thursday across the Western Isles and once again we are going to see some further spells of heavy rain and into the afternoon some sunshine and showers this is going to be accompanied by blustery winds gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly slightly stronger for the Uist and Barra.

Thursday across the UK and will be largely fine and dry except the heavy rain and gales for the west coast of Scotland and stay windy across the north.

Friday across the Western Isles And we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers again they are going to be lighter than we have seen of recent. Winds will be lighter as well around 10 to 20 mph feel cooler and fresher.

Friday across the UK and staying fairly unsettled across the north. With heavy rain for the north-west of England and Southwest Scotland fine and drive to the south and south-east feeling cooler and fresher than of late.

Saturday across the Western Isles and we are going to see another day of sunshine and showers across the Western Isles once again these will be heavy at times and it will be breezy once more.

Saturday across the UK and it will be a much cooler day for all parts as a low pressure sits over Scotland and a cold front moving across the United Kingdom with a day of sunshine and showers.

Looking ahead to next week and it looks set to stay unsettled we are going to see further spells of rain and it’s going to be fairly windy most days.

Met office have issued an early weather warning for rain for parts of Scotland on Friday and Saturday the full warning and the latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app.

Moving onto global weather news and we now have hurricane Doriane which is tracking close to Porto Rico at the moment. He is now looking likely that it will hit Florida as a major hurricane towards the end of the weekend. The latest information can be found via the National hurricane centre website.

We also have a tropical storm Erin heading up the east coast of the United States expected to bring strong currents and heavy rain to the eastern seaboard with no impact land until it reaches Canada.

Finally here are the weather extremes across the UK on Tuesday.

Thank you for reading. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, warnings and extremes from the Met office. View from space comes from NASA worldview. Hurricane image from national hurricane centre.

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