Weather Watch 22nd July 2020

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

It has been a split day with the best of the Sunshine across Lewis and Harris with rain. Showers across the Uists and Barra with mist low cloud and fog patches. This evening will see cloud for all with patchy light rain and drizzle and some mist and fog patches. The light rain will become heavy at times.

The view from NASA Worldview highlights the differences between the islands today.

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

Thursday – across the islands and any lingering rain and cloud in the morning will soon clear away to fine dry conditions with plenty of sunshine for the afternoon and evening. Winds mainly under 20 mph. Temps max 16C

Across the UK an unsettled day with multiple weather fronts and low pressure to the North East of Scotland. rain heavy at times with sunshine and showers. Best of any drier and brighter weather for the South East of England.

Friday – across the islands is expected to be mainly fine and dry sunshine until the evening before more rain pushes in during the evening.

Across the UK in between areas of low pressure. Settled conditions with sunshine to start however cloud will increase as the next area of low pressure moves in from the West bringing rain.

Saturday – Some heavy rain during the early hours of Saturday morning. Then it will be sunshine and showers for the rest of the day. Low pressure dominates our weather.

Across the UK its an unsettled picture with two areas of low pressure in charge. This will bring a risk of thundery weather to the South.

Things remain fairly unsettled across the UK with not much happening apart from spells of rain. We are now going to take out daily dive into tropical weather as things are really starting to heat up.

In the Atlantic, we have tropical storm Gonzalo which is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow. This is the 7th Named storm of the season already.

Also in the Gulf of Mexico we have an area of low pressure that has a 90% chance of being a tropical depression maybe even a tropical storm. However it has limited time before it reaches land.

In the Eastern Pacific we have the first Hurricane of the 2020 season with Douglas. This system looks set to have direct impacts on Hawaii over the weekend one to watch for sure.

See the national hurricane centre website for latest updates.

and finally in France we have the stunning rainburst. What a capture.

Thank you for reading. I hope you have enjoyed it. Feedback is always welcome.

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