Good afternoon Western isles and welcome to the latest weather watch blog.
On this Tuesday afternoon winds are increasing as I type. Rain has moved in a little earlier then I expected and the cloud is dominating.
The rest of the day will see further strong winds gusting 40/55 mph. A chance of reaching 60 mph in some more exposed locations. Further heavy and persistent slow moving rain which could result in some minor flooding in spots. The rain ease a little by late evening.
Wednesday across the Western isles will see another windy and blustery day. We will see squally showers which will be heavy at time. Plenty of cloud with the occasional sunny spells. Winds of 30/40 mph throughout the day.
Wednesday across the UK will see sherry and breezy conditions. Some sunshine. Stronger winds and blustery showers for the North.
Thursday will see scattered showers. But it is expected to stay windy around 30/40 mph with some sunny spells.
Thursday will see windy and showery conditions for the North and fine dry and settled for the South of the East.
Friday across the Western isles and we will see a few light showers. Largely fine and dry with some sunshine. Again staying windy around 30/40 mph.
Across the UK fine and dry with settled conditions. High pressure dominates. More showery for the North.
Looking ahead long range to the weekend the risk of gales is increasing for Saturday. I will keep you updated.
In UK weather news flash flooding in Ottery St Mary on Monday. This was caused by heavy and slow moving rain.
And here are the weather extremes for Monday across the UK.
Thank you for reading.
Radar from Netweather. Pressure charts and extremes from the Met office. The flooding image comes from SKY news.