Weather Watch 23th July 2020

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

On this Thursday afternoon we are still seeing a lot of cloud around. But it is drier and brighter with increasing amounts of sunshine. Some lingering light rain and drizzle. Winds under 20 mph and temps with a max of 15C

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 a few morning showers but for most it will be a dry morning. Cloud increases as the day goes on with rain which will be heavy at times pushes in from the West. Winds under 20 mph but gusting 30 mph for the Uists and Barra into the afternoon and evening.

Across the UK on Friday a few showers around but for most its expected to be fine and dry. It will feel warm. However rain will move in from the West becoming heavy at times in association with the area of low pressure 1000mb.

Saturday across the islands low pressure is in charge. We are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times some sunshine and brisk winds.

Low pressure dominates the weather across the UK on Saturday 994 mb. Associated fronts bringing spells of rain which will be heavy at times with some sunny spells and brisk winds.

Sunday – Across the islands and it will remain more unsettled. Further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some sunshine at times with brisk winds.

Across the UK further sunshine and showers again heavy at times with brisk winds. Multiple areas of low pressure sits across the Atlantic and North Sea. Conditions remain unsettled.

Long range – Taking an early look at Next weeks weather and its more of the same with further spells of rain of brisk winds. Staying fairly mild but no signs of more settled weather as we end July and head into August.

Global Weather

The main action focus for the worlds weather at the moment is in tropics in the Atlantic and the Eastern Pacific.

First we have tropical storm Gonzalo. Expecting to become a hurricane later today as it moves towards the Caribbean islands. However the storm took a big gulp of dry air today and doesn’t appear that great today. Dry air is not good for a tropical system.

In the Gulf of Mexico we have tropical depression 8 which is heading towards Texas and will bring rain and a flooding risk. In the next day or so we are expecting to see this becoming tropical storm Hannah.

Into the Eastern Pacific and we have Major Hurricane Douglas. A beautiful looking hurricane. With a stunning clear eye, this can be seen on the image below. A major hurricane is category 3 or higher. Hurricanes are on a scale 1-5 called the saffir simpson scale. It will move towards Hawaii this weekend but will significantly weaken before it arrives.

No impacts for the Western Isles and for the latest updates see the national hurricane centre website.

And finally amazing lightning strikes from New York.

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

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