Weather Watch 31st July 2020

Good afternoon Western Isles and welcome to a jam packed Weather Watch we have a lot to talk about today and pick apart.

On this Friday afternoon, it has been drier than I expected it would be. We are currently seeing rain for South Uist and Barra. Elsewhere it’s mainly dry. Some rain encroaching from the West. However, the worst of the rain is over Skye. Temperatures have hit 19C and winds are still gusting 45 mph in places.

Further outbreaks of rain are expected during the rest of the afternoon and evening. Winds will ease down and we will see increasing amounts of sunshine.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms in England’s South East and East. From 1600 this afternoon till 23:59 this evening. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website.

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 and it will be mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud for the morning and afternoon. However, the cloud will increase during the evening and we will see further showers. Winds gusting 20 to 25 mph. It will be cooler then on Friday but temps will still reach 16C

Across the UK some showers mainly in the North and North West most of England and Wales will be dry. It will be cooler than on Friday. Brisk winds and the hottest temps will be for the South East.

Sunday across the islands and we are expecting to see more overcast conditions across the islands. Scattered showers at times. Brisk winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

A mixture of sunshine and showers across the UK. Brisk winds. An area of low pressure 1011mb will bring spells of rain and breezy conditions to the South of England overnight into Monday.

Monday – will be a mainly dry day. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph. A few well scattered showers but most places should stay dry.

Across the further spells of rain. Heavy at times across Ireland as we go overnight into Tuesday. Elsewhere sunshine and showers.

Long range – Yet another unsettled week on the cards is expected across the Western Isles. Further windy conditions and outbreaks of rain.

Weather News

We have the highest temperature of the year so far for the UK. This will no doubt change and possibly have changed by the time you read this. But this was correct at 13:30.

In global weather news we have Hurricane Isaias the second hurricane of the 20020 Hurricane season bringing flooding and strong winds to caribbean island and it heads toward the Bahamas that was badly hit by hurricane Dorian last year.

For the very latest please refer to the National Hurricane Centre Website.

Tom Skilling shared this stunning image a few days of a Microburst over Chicago. A stunning image.

And finally John Kraus captured this stunning image from Florida of this space rocket taking off yesterday. Utterly stunning capture.

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

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