Weather Watch 1st August 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Saturday’s 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 mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some rain along coastal fringes of East Lewis and over parts of Harris. Winds are under 20 mph and we have seen a max temp of 16C so far today.

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown 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 Western Isles we are going to see a day of sunshine and showers. These will be heavy at times with some sunny spells. Winds will be brisk gusting 20 to 30 mph. Temps of 9 to 16C

Across the UK and its expected to mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. More showery rain with some sunshine. Low pressure 1014 mb sits to the South West of the UK.

Monday – across the Western Isles. We are going to see mainly fine and dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be brisk.

Across the UK it will be a day of sunshine and showers. Winds will be light and be fairly warm. Low pressure sits to the South of the UK. An area of low pressure 995 mb which will bring unsettled conditions to the UK on Tuesday.

Tuesday – A lot of uncertainty as yet we are going to see heavy rain move across the Western Isles. We are also going to see winds increasing gusting 30 to 40 mph.

For the UK we are going to see strong winds widely. We could see fairly strong winds with the fairly tight isobars across Ireland and Northern Ireland. If this trend continues we could see weather warnings being issued. One to keep an eye on. The low pressure 984 mb is what will bring the wet and windy weather.

Long range – Things will stay unsettled and fairly windy but warmer towards the end of next week. A full in depth week ahead forecast will be online tomorrow evening.

Weather News

on to weather news and we the Western Pacific has come alive with two named tropical storms after a significant period of inactivity. Images come from the Met Office storms Twitter account.

Into the Atlantic and we have hurricane Isaias which had a bad 24 hours. Impacted by the Cuban mountains. Taken a gulp of dry air and struggled with winds which are hampering its chances of strengthening. All this has an impact on its future track. This afternoon UK time this system made landfall on Northern Andros Island in Bermuda

For the very latest please refers to the National hurricane website.

And finally some scorching temperatures where recorded yesterday in parts of the USA with close to 50C in Arizona and California and 52C in Death Valley.

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

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