Friday 6th September Weather Watch

Good evening Western Isles and welcome to your latest Weather Watch blog. In the northern hemisphere we are into the peak of the tropical cyclone season and this means that there are a number of storms around the hemisphere so that is going to be one of the focuses of today’s blog including looking at the latest weather for the Western Isles.

On this Friday evening we are seeing a mostly fine and dry evening with plenty of blue skies and sunshine but still strong winds that are slowly starting to ease. There is the old scattered showers around but for most it is dry.

The rest of this evening it’s going to be largely fine and dry with plenty of sunshine before sunset and the occasional scattered shower but for most it should be largely fine and dry with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells after sunset and it will feel chilly winds will continue to ease.

Across the Western Isles on Saturday and we are likely to see a fine dry and sunny day with variable amounts of cloud wind is expected to ease. It will be a chilly start but temperatures should stay above freezing. We may even see wall-to-wall sunshine for a time on Saturday the winds will shift from the north-west to come in from the south-west. Some thicker cloud is likely to push in during the evening and the odd light shower cannot be ruled out.

Sunday across the UK will be largely fine and drive plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud it will stay breezier for the south and east but for most places it will be fine as high-pressure builds in.

Sunday across the Western Isles it’s going to be a largely overcast day with wind is increasing again and the occasional spells of rain but for most it will be largely dry but cloudy.

Sunday across the UK and wind will increase from the west which spells of rain it will stay fine and dry for the south and east high -pressure get squeezed out to the south.

Monday across the Western Isles and it’s going to turn increasingly wet and windy some overnight heavy rain and further showers expected during the course of Monday.

Across the UK on Monday and it’s going to be a showery day some of these will be heavy at times you can also see high-pressure sitting to the south and west of the UK. Another note is Gabrielle which possibly could be a hurricane at the time is right in the corner of this chart worth keeping an eye on over the coming days and into next week a lot of uncertainty yet and it will not be a hurricane by the time it crosses the Atlantic.

Looking ahead a bit further to next week and it is looking extremely wet and windy and very autumnal feel. There is a lot of uncertainty yet on the exact strength of the wind and when it will be windy also likely to see some heavy and persistent rain I will keep you updated as ever but worth keeping an eye on the forecast during the next week.

In global weather news and it’s all about the tropics first port of call is tropical storm Gabrielle who overnight significantly weekend and became a post-tropical storm however it appears to have found an area of warmer waters and improve conditions for tropical development and has become a tropical storm again with forecast from the National hurricane centre indicating that it could become a hurricane at the start of next week.

Next we move on to Dorian who is made landfall on the US mainland a key part of us in the last couple of hours still a strong hurricane bringing flash flood emergencies and strong search to many parts of the eastern United States.

Next we move onto Dorian who is made landfall on the US mainland Cape hatters in the last couple of hours still a strong hurricane bringing flash flood emergencies and strong surge to many parts of the eastern United States.

Also in the last couple of days a series of stunning images have come out from hurricane Dorian first showing all this normal aircraft moving around hurricane Dorian with a hurricane hunter aircraft heading straight into the centre of the storm and the second image taken on land in the Bahamas from inside hurricane Dorians eye shows a tremendous low pressure not many people on earth will experience this

Next we move on to form a tropical storm Fernand which made landfall on Mexico and dumped significant amounts of rainfall.

And finally we have a pair of tropical systems in the Western Pacific one heading towards North Korea and the other one towards Japan.

In the UK weather news the Met office issued its storms names list for the 2019/20 storm season the full list can be found below

And finally here are the weather extremes across the UK for Thursday including Harris Quidnish with the highest rainfall of 13.3 mm of rain making it the wettest place in the UK for the second day in a row

Thank you for reading. Radar from netweather. Pressure charts, extremes and storms names list from the Met office. Hurricane Image from the national hurricane centre. Tweets from the respective tweeter.

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