Good afternoon and welcome to Fridays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.
On this Friday afternoon we are seeing showers moving across the Islands. These are heavy in places. Its mainly overcast with some sunshine. Mainly. hazy sunshine. Winds are under 20 mph and temps low teens.
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 – Will see a showery day across the islands. Mainly light again and will scattered. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be be brisk from the West and North West. Winds around 10 to 30 mph. Temps in the mid to low teens.
Across the UK high pressure is in charge 1030 mb. It will be largely fine and dry conditions across the bulk of the UK. It will feel warm especially in the South. Winds will be mainly light apart from in the North.
Sunday – Across the islands we are going to see an initially dry start to the day. Plenty of cloud around. The area of low pressure 1007 mb and its associated weather fronts will bring rain and strengthening winds across the islands. The rain will be heavy at times but at this stage the heaviest of the rain is expected to stay in the Atlantic. At this stage winds gusting to 40 mph.
Across the UK rain will move into the North West and this will be heavy at times with blustery winds. Elsewhere mainly fine and dry with sunshine and light winds.
Monday across the islands we are going to see further spells of showery rain and brisk winds. It will be a fairly overcast day with some sunny spells. Brisk winds. Becoming drier and brighter later.
Across the UK on Monday will see rain moving South East across the UK. The rain will be heavy at times and brisk winds. High pressure has been displaced to the South of the UK.
Long range – Its going to be another mixed bag of a week with rain at times. Brisk winds but periods of sunny weather.
My friend Rachel Lyall captured these stunning thunderstorm photos from the borders region yesterday evening. Extremely impressive by UK standards.
In global weather news we now have Tropical Storm, Fay, in the Atlantic and tropical storm Christina in the East Pacific is struggling to make Hurricane status.
Tropical Storm Christina
And finally this stunning thunderstorm was captured from a flight into Denver last night
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