Weather Watch 11th July

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

On this Saturday afternoon we are seeing a mainly overcast afternoon with some sunny spells. Quite a few light showers around. They where heavier over the morning hours. Drier for the Uists and Barra. Winds are under 20 mph and the maximum temperature of 14C so far today. Very typical July like weather for us.

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

Sunday – Across the islands we are going to see a dry start. However things go downhill as the day goes on. Rain will move in from the West in association with the area of low pressure 1008 mb. We are also going to see blustery winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. The strongest of the winds will be across Uists and Barra but again nothing too significant.

For the rest of the UK hight pressure sits off the South East coast of england 1029. For most it will be a fine dry day with plenty of sunshine and feeling warm. Rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Monday – Across the islands low pressure sits close by 1007 mb. We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 30 mph. Conditions should gradually improve later in the day.

Weather fronts will move across the UK bringing spells of rain. Brisk winds. High pressure sits across the Azores

Tuesday across the islands will stay unsettled as further weather fronts pile in further spells of rain. Heavy at times. Winds are expected to be lighter than on Monday but it all depends on the area of low pressure between us and Iceland.

Across the UK staying unsettled for many. More rain for most showery rain. the greatest risk of the heaviest rain will be for the West of Scotland. A broad area of high pressure sits across the Azores.

Looking ahead to next week things will stay unsettled across the Western Isles. High pressure looks set to dominate. Brisk winds will spells of rain. Becoming milder. A full week ahead forecast will be on the blog from Sunday evening.

Comet Neowise

It was another great night for viewings of Comet Neowise. Yesterday we did a blog on how to see it which you can find here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/07/10/comet-neowise-and-how-to-see-it/

Here are a few more stunning photos from the UK first is from the Western Isles taken by Giuseppe M.R Petricca

The second photo comes from Arron Hiscox – Aberystwyth Wales.

More of his stunning photos can be found here https://instagram.com/arronhiscox?igshid=d4ecr2adkhfm

And this stunning photo from Long Stratton taken by Dan Holley

Tropical News

The last advisory was issued on tropical storm Fay in the Atlantic this afternoon

And finally tropical storm Cristina did not make it to hurricane status in the Eastern Pacific but continues as a tropical storm.

Images come from the National Hurricane Centre.

Thank you for reading I hope you have enjoyed it. Any feedback is welcome.

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