Saturday’s forecast – Sunshine and cloud.

Good evening Western Isles on this Friday evening we are seeing improving conditions. The rain is slowly clearing away to find dry conditions with some sunshine but plenty of clouds. Winds are still gusting 40 mph.

Overnight – A fine and dry night with a mixture of clear skies and cloud. Some early morning sunshine. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Morning and afternoon – Mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm in the sunshine. A few scattered mainly light showers. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Evening – We are expecting cloud to increase. A few showers and these will be heavy at times. We will still see some sunshine. Winds of 10 to 25 mph.

Winds will be from the South West and temps of 9C to 17C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:19 and 21:43
South Uist – 05:28 and 21:43

3 days ahead

Sunday – Sunshine and showers.

Monday – Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Tuesday – Further rain and increasing winds.
Have a great evening.

Hottest day of the year.

It’s been the 3rd hottest day on record for the UK.

For us in the Western Isles, 19C was the highest at both South Uist range and Stornoway. Neither of these break the highest temperature for the year in the Western isles.

These are currently the highest temperatures of the year so far for the Western isles

37.8C was the highest temperature record today at Heathrow.

Here is the top 3 highest temperature records for the UK.

The highest temperatures for Scotland today

The Scottish all time record is 33C set in August 2003.

In the Western isles we still August left to see if we can get higher temperatures. I would settle for some sunshine.

Weather Watch 31st July 2020

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to a jam packed Weather Watch we have a lot to talk about today and pick apart.

On this Friday afternoon, it has been drier than I expected it would be. We are currently seeing rain for South Uist and Barra. Elsewhere it’s mainly dry. Some rain encroaching from the West. However, the worst of the rain is over Skye. Temperatures have hit 19C and winds are still gusting 45 mph in places.

Further outbreaks of rain are expected during the rest of the afternoon and evening. Winds will ease down and we will see increasing amounts of sunshine.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in England’s South East and East. From 1600 this afternoon till 23:59 this evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Saturday across the islands and it will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud for the morning and afternoon. However, the cloud will increase during the evening and we will see further showers. Winds gusting 20 to 25 mph. It will be cooler then on Friday but temps will still reach 16C

Across the UK some showers mainly in the North and North West most of England and Wales will be dry. It will be cooler than on Friday. Brisk winds and the hottest temps will be for the South East.

Sunday across the islands and we are expecting to see more overcast conditions across the islands. Scattered showers at times. Brisk winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

A mixture of sunshine and showers across the UK. Brisk winds. An area of low pressure 1011mb will bring spells of rain and breezy conditions to the South of England overnight into Monday.

Monday – will be a mainly dry day. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph. A few well scattered showers but most places should stay dry.

Across the further spells of rain. Heavy at times across Ireland as we go overnight into Tuesday. Elsewhere sunshine and showers.

Long range – Yet another unsettled week on the cards is expected across the Western Isles. Further windy conditions and outbreaks of rain.

Weather News

We have the highest temperature of the year so far for the UK. This will no doubt change and possibly have changed by the time you read this. But this was correct at 13:30.

In global weather news we have Hurricane Isaias the second hurricane of the 20020 Hurricane season bringing flooding and strong winds to caribbean island and it heads toward the Bahamas that was badly hit by hurricane Dorian last year.

For the very latest please refer to the National Hurricane Centre Website.

Tom Skilling shared this stunning image a few days of a Microburst over Chicago. A stunning image.

And finally John Kraus captured this stunning image from Florida of this space rocket taking off yesterday. Utterly stunning capture.

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Friday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Friday morning, we are seeing a windy start to the day and it’s also warm. We are seeing temperatures reaching 18C already thanks to the SE airflow and winds overnight gusted 57 mph. Not as strong across Lewis. This morning we are seeing rain across parts of the Uists and Barra which is heavy in places. Elsewhere its mainly dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

Pollen forecast for today is moderate

Across the highland and islands on Thursday Harris Quidnight was the wettest with 16.4 mm of rain.

Today – Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Parts of Lewis will stay dry and overcast with some sunny spells. Elsewhere the rain will be on and off throughout the day. All this should mainly clear away by this evening to give fine dry conditions with some sunshine. Some lingering light rain for Lewis. Winds gusting to 40 mph easing as the day goes on. Some gusts reaching 50 mph this morning cannot be ruled out. Temperatures could reach 20C for a time.

Saturday – Mainly fine dry and sunny morning and afternoon. But increasing risk of showers for the evening. These should be well scattered. Winds gusting 30 mph and still feeling mild.

Sunday – Sunshine and scattered showers along with brisk winds.

Monday. – Sunshine and scattered showers again. Breezy once again.

Have a great day.

Friday’s forecast – Wam rain?

Good evening Western Isles on this Thursday evening we are seeing rain move across the entire Western Isles. This will be heavy in places and some spots even persistent. Winds under 15 mph for Lewis gusting 40 mph across the Uists and Barra.

Overnight – We should see a mainly dry night. The odd lingering spell of rain cannot be ruled out. A largely overcast night for Lewis and Harris but clear skies will form for the Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. A slight chance of reaching 50 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Outbreaks of rain which could for a time merge into some longer spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some decent sunny spells at times. It is going to feel warm with a chance of temperatures reaching 20C. The rain will be later in the day reaching Lewis and heaviest for the Uists and Barra. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – As we go into the evening we are going to see the rain clear away fro most. Some lingering rain across Lewis. it should be mainly fine and dry with some sunshine. Winds will also start to ease. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

Wind will be from the South East and later from the South West and temps of 11C to 20C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:16 and 21:46
South Uist – 05:26 and 21:45

3 days ahead

Saturday – Warm breezy and scattered showers.

Sunday – Sunshine and showed. Breezy again.

Monday – Sunshine and showers brisk winds feeling cooler.

Have a great evening.

Weather Watch 30th July 2020

Good afternoon Western Isles on this Thursday afternoon we are seeing rain moving across the Uists and Barra as I type. Winds gusting 35 mph here. Drier across Lewis and Harris some showers here. Mainly overcast winds under 20 mph here.

The rest of the evening will see further rain which will move across the Islands. It will be slow moving and persistent across Uists and Barra. Winds gusting 40 mph possibly 50 mph for the Uists and Barra.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Friday – across the islands and we are going to see a warm day. Temperatures in the mid to high teens. There is a slight chance of us seeing 20C. There will be some spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunshine at times with plenty of cloud.

Across the UK its going to be a hot day with temps widely reaching 30C possibly slightly higher. Thunderstorms later. Clouder and cooler for the West with outbreaks of rain. Low pressure sits to the West 980 mb and high pressure to the East 1019 mb.

Saturday across the islands will be mainly fine and dry. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Feeling warm and winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

Across the UK it will be a much cooler day with sunshine and scattered showers. Breezy conditions.

Sunday – across the islands will be mainly fine and dry. we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers around. Brisk winds once again.

Across the UK will see a mainly overcast day with some sunny spells and scattered showers. A ridge of high pressure sits across the UK. A small area of low pressure 1001mb will bring rain into Ireland and SW England later in the day.

Long range– Looking unsettled to start next week but things could settled down later in the week.

Weather News

Into the tropics and we have the 9th named storm of the 2020 season Isaias this is bringing life threatening flooding and strong winds to Puerto Rico. In the next few days it will move across the islands of the Caribbean and head towards Florida but still lots of uncertainty.

For the very latest please refer to the National Hurricane Centre website.

In Raleigh North Carolina a lightning strike did some crazy damage to the runway.

And finally this beautiful lightning strike was captured recently in Uruguay.

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Thursday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Thursday morning, we are seeing outbreaks of rain. Lighter rain across Harris and parts of Lewis. it’s overcast for most with some sunshine. Winds under 20 mph and the overnight low was 6C

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Across the highland and islands on Tuesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 1.0 hour of sunshine.

Today – Showery rain for the morning across the Uists and Barra and at times Lewis and Harris. Some sunshine at times the best of this across Lewis and Harris. Cloud will thicken in as the day goes on. We are going to see bands of heavy rain move across the islands during the afternoon and evening. These will be heavy at times and we could see some persistent rain across the Uists and Barra but this is expected to be short lived. Winds will strengthen as the day goes on. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph possibly reaching 50 mph across the Uists and Barra later. Temps of 11 to 16C

Friday – A day of sunshine and showers. These heavy at times. It will feel warm with temps heading towards 20C staying windy with wind gusting 30 to 45 mph. Strongest for the Uists and Barra.

Saturday – Mainly dry brisk winds with a few scattered showers.

Sunday – Sunshine and scattered showers along with brisk winds.

Have a great day.

Thursday’s forecast – Rain

Good evening Western Isles on this Wednesday evening we are seeing a mainly dry evening with plenty of sunshine across the Uists and Barra. More cloud for Lewis and Harris with some patchy light rain. Winds are under 20 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night. Some mainly light rain for the Uists and Barra. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Morning – Overcast with some rain moving into the Uists and Barra. Expected to be mainly dry for Lewis and Harris with some sunshine here and plenty of cloud. Winds of 20 to 30 mph.

Afternoon and Evening – Rain will move across the entire islands. This rain will be heavy at times and could even become persistent across the Uist and Barra for a time. Winds will also increase across the Uists and Barra. Starting drier for Lewis and Harris with the rain expected to reach here late afternoon and into the evening. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph cannot be ruled out.

Winds will be from the North East and from the South East.

Temps of 8C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:14 and 21:58
South Uist – 05:24 and 21:47

3 days ahead

Friday – Warmer and windy maybe 20C and brisk winds and a few showers.

Saturday – Sunshine and showers but scattered. Brisk winds.

Sunday – Slight risk of thundery showers. Sunshine and showers with brisk winds.

Weather Watch 29th July 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a bit of a North and South split. Best of the sunshine has been across the Uists and Barra. With more cloud and some sunshine across Lewis and Harris with some stubborn to clear rain. Winds under 20 mph and max temp of 15C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Thursday across the islands after a dry start we are going to see rain move across the islands. This will become heavy at times for all parts. Winds will also increase across the Uists and Bara. We could see winds gusting to 40 to 50 mph a time across the Uists and Barra.

Across the UK wind and rain for parts of Scotland and Northern ireland with an area of low pressure 985 mb. Elsewhere fine and dry turning warmer.

Friday across the islands and it will be a warmer day with temps in the high teens. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Further spells of rain but for most it should stay largely dry with some sunshine.

Across the UK its going to be a hot day with temps maybe reaching 30C warm air moving up from the South. A cold front draped across the West of Scotland and Ireland. Many places fine and dry

Saturday across the islands and we are going to see another breezy day. A mixture of sunshine and showers. These occasionally heavy but most places will be dry. Still feeling warm.

Across the UK we are going to see showers across Scotland. Cooler then on Friday with more in the way of cloud. Brisk winds and best of the Sunshine for England wales.

Long range – No hard signs yet of things become more settled as we go into August. Things staying rather unsettled across the islands.

Weather News.

Firstly into the Tropical Atlantic we have Potential tropical cyclone 9. This is expected to become tropical storm isaias in the next 24 hours and is currently impacting the Caribbean islands. A lot of uncertainty as yet on the track and strength.

For the very latest updates please refer to the National Hurricane Centre website.

There has been some extremely hot temperatures in the Middle East in the last few days. BBC weather gives more details.

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Wednesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Wednesday morning, we are seeing a mainly dry morning with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around. These are mainly across Harris at the time of writing. Winds are under 15 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Across the highland and islands on Tuesday Stornoway was the sunniest with 6.3 hours of sunshine.

Today – A few lingering showers this morning but for most they should clear during the afternoon and evening. It should become mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. The best of this will be across the Uists and Barra. A few of the morning showers will be heavy but most will be light. Winds easing further as the day goes on under 10 mph by tonight. Temps of 8C to 15C

Thursday – Winds are gusting 30 to 40 mph during the day. Rain at times which will be heavy especially across the Uists and Barra.

Friday – It is going to be a warm day. However its no longer looking likely that we will break the 20C mark. A few showers and sunny at times. Brisk winds.

Saturday – Mainly dry brisk winds with a few scattered showers.

Have a great day.

Wednesday’s forecast – Plenty of dry conditions.

Good evening Western Isles today has felt like a winters day. Some improvements tomorrow. On this Tuesday evening, we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers around but most places are dry. Winds are gusting 40 mph we even had a gust reach 46 mph at Stornoway earlier.

Overnight – We are going to see a mixture of clear skies and cloud. A few showers around these becoming more scattered as the night goes on. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning – A few lingering showers around but for most it will turn fine and dry. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud with some decent sunshine at times. A few of the showers will be heavy but most will be light. Winds of 10 to 20 mph.

Afternoon and Evening – Will become mainly fine and dry. A few lingering showers but again but most places are expected to stay dry. Plenty of sunshine and as winds ease further it should feel warmer as well ( I know right). Winds under 20 mph and into the evening under 10 mph.
Winds will be from the North West until late evening coming in from the East and South East. Temps of 8C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:12 and 21:50

South Uist – 05:22 and 21:49

3 days ahead

Thursday – Rain and stronger winds. Lots of uncertainty of timing and strength of rain and wind.

Friday – Warmer with risk of gales and a few showers. Could reach 20C

Saturday – breezy and mainly dry. Sunny spells.

Weather Watch 28th July 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Tuesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing showers move across the island. These are heavy in places. Drier and brighter across the Uists and Barra. We are seeing increasing amounts of sunshine the best of these away from the showers. Winds so far today have gusted 40 mph.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link – https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – across the islands. A few scattered light showers. But these will clear away during the morning. We should see a fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine and lighter winds. Still quite a bit of cloud. Feeling warmer with temps in the mid to high teens.

Across the UK the low pressure and winds move away from the North East. A brief ridge of high pressure sits in. But the next area of low pressure 995 mb moves towards ireland and will bring unsettled conditions later in the week. Wednesday however will be fine and dry with sunshine.

Thursday – Across the islands we are going to see rain move across the islands. This rain will be heavy at times. Winds are going to gust 30 to 40 mph. Possibly some gusts reaching 50 mph.

Across the UK on Thursday we are going to see a mainly fine and dry conditions. High pressure is in charge. Low pressure out West bringing strong winds and rain to the West coast and North West Scotland.

Friday across the islands and its going to be a warm day with temperatures possibly reaching 20C. Brisk winds and some occasional showers.

Across the UK and we are in a sandwich. High pressure over europe and low over the Atlantic feeing hot air across the UK. Temps in the South could reach 30C with a thundery break down to end the day.

Looking ahead to next week and its a long way off a yet but its looking mainly dry but breezy.

and finally this stunning photo was taken in Hawaii as hurricane Douglas moved passed the islands.

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Tuesday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Tuesday morning, we are seeing brisk winds. Some sunshine and cloud plenty of cloud. Showers and these heavy in places. Winds gusting 35 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – A day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times and accompanied by brisk winds. Showers becoming more confined to Lewis and Harris this evening. Plenty of sunshine for the Uists and Barra to end the day. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 12C to 15C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Wednesday – A few scattered early morning showers but mainly dry and breezy and fairly overcast day.

Thursday – Rain pushing in at times becoming heavy with strong winds. Uncertainty yet as to how strong.

Friday – becoming warm possible the hottest day of the year so far with temps heading up towards 20C but it will be windy with outbreaks of rain.

Have a great day.

Tuesday’s forecast – Brisk winds.

Good evening Western isles on this Monday evening we are seeing light rain and drizzle across parts of the island. Some dry conditions and plenty of cloud. Winds gusting 40 mph.

Overnight – We are going to see an overcast night with further spells of light rain and drizzle. Some showers at times. Some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Showers will be on and off through the day. These will at times be heavy but most will be light. Some decent spells of sunshine in the breaks in the cloud. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Evening – As the evening goes on the showers will become more scattered. A few of them heavy at times and becoming increasingly confined to Lewis. We should see some decent and prolonged evening sunshine. However, there will still be a lot of cloud around. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Winds will be from North West and temps of 9C to 15C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:10 and 21:52

South Uist – 05:20 and 21:52

3 days ahead

Wednesday – Fine and dry with sunshine and lighter winds.

Thursday – rain and strengthening winds.

Friday – Warmer with strong winds. Temps hitting 20C and slight chance we may have the hottest temperature of the year so far.

Weather Watch 27th July 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Monday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing rain across Barra and South Uist. Elsewhere some patchy light rain. It is mainly overcast with some hazy cloud with some sunshine at times. We are seeing some mist and low cloud in patches. Winds as expected have dropped under 15 mph.

Winds will again increase this evening gusting 40 mph. Further showery rain.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Tuesday across the islands and we are going to see a fairly brisk North Westerly air flow across the islands. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times but fairly scattered. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Temps of 10C to 14C but it will feel colder in the wind chill.

Across the UK gales for the North and North East of Scotland with an area of low pressure 986 mb. Heavy rain for North East Scotland and into Orkney. Rain for Northern England. Drier and brighter with more sunshine for the South East of England.

Wednesday across the islands the weather will become settled. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds easing down under 20 mph. A brief ride of high pressure builds in. Feeling warmer as well.

Across the UK high pressure builds in. Lighter winds with more sunshine and feeling warm. Low pressure encroaches from the West.

Thursday across the islands cloud will increase and there is a risk of gales for Uist and Barra. Rain will push in as yet. Some uncertainty as yet in the forecast.

Across the UK largely fine and dry with high pressure in charge 1022 and low pressure out in the Atlantic. Rain moves into the North West later.

Long range – Friday looks fine dry and sunny with temps possibly reaching 20C and the weekend looks fine dry and settled.

Weather News

After an active weekend across the Tropics. Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Texas and weakened and the final advisory was issued this morning. Elsewhere there is a new area of disturbed weather that could become a tropical storm in the next few days. All images below from the National Hurricane Centre website. Please refer to them for the latest updates.

Meanwhile in the Central Pacific Hawaii dodge a bullet with Hurricane Douglas as it grazed the islands. As the radar link below from twitter shows.

And finally Harris Quidnish was the wettest place in the UK on Sunday.

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The last 7 days of photos 27 July

Hello and welcome to the last 7 days of photographs. These are a selection of the stunning photos shared to us by you.

Luskentyre beautifully captured by Megan MacSween

Gary Ford – Benbecula

Stornoway – Stephen Penman

From Barra island on twitter

A beautiful photo shared to us by Donna Macaskill

Stornoway by Lyndsay Morrison

Shawbost – Emily Holmes

Christine Morrison – Crossbost

Thank you to everyone who shared photos with us.

Monday morning brief

Good morning Western Isles this is your morning brief

On this Monday morning, we are seeing rain across Barra that is heavy at times. Rain across Lewis and Harris with drier conditions for most of the Uists. Mainly overcast with some sunny spells. Overnight winds gusted to 43 mph. For most now under 30 mph.

Pollen forecast for today is low.

Today – A slow moving band of rain will move across Harris and Lewis gradually weakening as it moves across the Uists and Barra. Behind we are going to see showery conditions. A mixture of sunshine and cloud today. The cloud is mainly going to dominate. Hazy sunshine is expected. Winds of 10 to 40 mph a brief middle of the day lull before increasing again as we go into the evening. Temps 9 to 16C

Tuesday – A fairly windy summers day with winds gusting 40 mph throughout and showery conditions merging into some longer spells of rain at times.

Wednesday – dry and breezy and fairly overcast day.

Thursday – Overcast day with some showers and breezy.

Have a great day.

Week ahead forecast – Becoming more settled for a time.

Welcome to the week ahead forecast. The full in depth forecast for Monday can be found in the update below this one. It has been another mixed weekend with further spells of rain and fairly strong winds. Some decent sunshine at times. Next week unsettled start becoming more settled by the middle of the week.

Tuesday – Mainly dry with a few scattered showers. Some sunshine with brisk NW winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 14C

Wednesday – A fine and mostly dry day apart from a few scattered showers. Winds drop under 20 mph by the end of the day. Temps of 7C to 15C

Thursday – Overcast with rain moving in later into the evening. Winds will increase gusting 30 to 40 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Friday – Looks mainly fine and dry with some overnight showers clearing away. Plenty of sunshine and becoming warmer along with brisk winds gusting 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 19C

Long range – next weekend looks mainly fine and dry with sunshine and breezy conditions. But things can change between now and then.

I hope you have a great week. Over the course of the coming week, we will keep you updated with the latest weather and the 3 day ahead forecasts. Keep an eye on the blog for extra updates!

Monday’s forecast – Rain at times.

Good evening all we are currently seeing heavy rain across Lewis with some heavier showers. Some sunshine and plenty of dry conditions. The bulk of the rain is out in the Atlantic. Winds have been gusting 45 mph.

Overnight – Heavy and slow moving rain across Lewis and Harris. Some clear spells but plenty of cloud. Elsewhere showery with mainly overcast conditions for the Uists and Barra. Winds of 20 to 40 mph.

Morning and afternoon – A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Plenty of dry spells, however there will be a band of heavy at times slow moving rain pushing across Lewis and Harris. Elsewhere sunshine and showers. The heavy rain will clear away and it will be a mainly dry end to the afternoon. Winds of 0 to 20 mph.

Evening – Into the evening and winds are expected to increase again with further showery rain at times. Some sunshine and plenty of cloud. Despite this, there will still be plenty of dry conditions in between the showers. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

Winds will be from the South West until the afternoon and will shift to come from the North West. Temps of 9C to 16C

Sunrise and Sunset

Stornoway – 05:08 and 21:54

South Uist – 05:18 and 21:53

The full week ahead forecast to follow.

Weather Watch 26th July 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Sunday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing rain across Lewis and parts of Harris which is heavy. Elsewhere its overcast with some sunny spells and a few scattered showers. Winds are gusting 44 mph across South Uist. Max temp today 14C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Monday – Across the Western Isles. A mixture of sunshine and showers. These well scattered and at times heavy. Windy to start easing then increasing again as we go into the evening. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds of 10 to 40 mph. Temps of 10C to 16C

Across the UK and its going to be a wet day with spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Brisk winds. Best of any sunshine will be across the North with scattered showers here.

Tuesday across the islands we are going to see brisk North Westerly winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Some morning showers but it will become drier in the afternoon and evening. Mainly overcast with some sunny spells.

Across the UK the area of low pressure moves away to the North East. High pressure is building in and will settled the weather down. It will be a day of sunshine and showers across the UK

Wednesday – High pressure totally settles down the weather across the islands. Still going to see brisk winds but will be mainly dry but overcast. Winds under 20 mph.

Across the UK high pressure in control 1024 mb. Light winds and mainly dry and warm. A few patchy showers. An area of low pressure sits out in. the Atlantic 987mb.

For a longer range update my week ahead forecast will be on the blog a little later this evening.

In UK weather news multiple reports of a tornado in Northamptonshire on Saturday evening.

Into the tropics and tropical Gonzalo dissipated after I posted yesterdays update.

In the Central Pacific hurricane Douglas is bringing strong winds and rain to the Hawaiian islands.

In the Atlantic hurricane Hanna is bring strong winds and rain to Texas after making landfall on Saturday. This is accompanied by life threatening flooding.

The Capital Weather gang have the latest on Hanna https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/26/hanna-south-texas/

All images from the National Hurricane Centre please check there website for the very latest.

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