Weather Watch 24th July 2020

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 rain starting to slowly move into the Uists and Barra. Some rain edging into the West as well. Cloud is increasing but we are seeing some sunshine. Winds under 20 mph and highest temp so far today of 15C

Todays view from space from the Met Office

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 we are going to see an overcast day with sunshine at times. Breezy. A few mainly light showers. Winds under 20 mph and temps 12C to 17C

Across the UK and low pressure sits to the North West. Rain for the South East of England. Drier and brighter for Scotland and Northern ireland but thundery showers for England and Wales.

Sunday across the islands we are going to see sunshine and showers. These heavy at times. Winds are also going to increase gusting 30 to 40 mph especially across the Uists and Barra. Becoming drier and brighter later.

Across the UK on Sunday we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and showers with the heaviest across Scotland. Low pressure dominates 994mb.

Monday – Across the islands we are going to see sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times. Winds will also increase once more gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Across the UK low pressure its off Wales and fronts will bring rain for England and Wales. Across Scotland and Northern ireland we are going to see sunshine and showers which will be heavy at times.

Looking ahead to next week things are expected to become more settled. Staying on the cool side but drier.

Onto Weather News.

We are now going to take a dive on tropical weather.

First we have Hurricane Douglas which is now weakening as it heads towards Hawaii and will make landfall over the course of the weekend. Bringing with it heavy rain and strong winds.

This stunning view of Douglas before it started weakening overnight.

Overnight in the Atlantic the 8th named storm of the season formed in Tropical storm Hanna. Its strengthening as it approaches the Texas coast where it will bring strong winds and rain.

Next we have tropical Gonzalo in the Atlantic and its not looking in great shape its been a rough 24 hours for this system as it heads towards the Caribbean islands where it will bring strong winds and rain. A increasing flooding threat.

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

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

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