Weather Watch 3rd August 2020

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

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing mainly fine and dry conditions. Plenty of sunshine and a few mainly light showers with brisk winds. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Wind have mainly been under 20 mph but we have seen some gusts reaching 30 mph. Max temp so far of 15C

Today’s view from space from the Met Office

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

Tuesday – across the Western isles and we are going to see a wet day. Heavy and at times persistent rain. Winds gusting 30/40 mph maybe reaching 50 mph for a time during the morning. Overcast with rain and drizzle later.

For the UK wet and windy for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland. With a weather warning issued for NW mainland Scotland by the Met Office. More on this below. Drier and bright for England and the best of the Sunshine in the South East.

Wednesday – Across the Western Isles is expected to be mainly dry with some light rain and drizzle in the morning. Its going to be another breezy day but feeling warm. Low pressure sits close to Iceland. We are expecting to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph and mainly overcast.

across the UK more rain across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Windy at times with rain along the West Coast of Scotland. Drier brighter and warmer with a few showers for the South and South East of England. A cold front sweeps across the country.

Thursday across the Western Isles we find ourselves in somewhat of a sandwich with low pressure to the West and High to the East and weather fronts to either side of us. A mainly dry day with overcast conditions. Feeling warm we may see 20C but windy again gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Across the UK mainly dry with a few scattered showers. Becoming warm and even hot again for large parts with temps above 20C heading towards 30C the further South you are.

Weather News

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Scotland this warning covers large parts of the West Coast and Skye. The full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website or app. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-08-04

So this is worth keeping an eye on if you are travelling on Skye and the mainland. As it could lead to some travel disruption.

Looking at the most recent data for us in the Western Isles from the GFS (Global model) and ECMWF ( European Model). We could see in spots 30 to 40 mm of rain for the Uists and Barra. Just over 30mm for parts of Harris but largely below 20 mm for most of Lewis. So below what the Met office is warning for the mainland and Skye. Worth keeping an eye on but likely to be a wet day. The time period I have used covers from today until midnight Wednesday. Nothing unusual and nothing too extreme but worth mentioning.

Tropical

Tropical storm Isaias is well on its way back to becoming a hurricane and is looking a lot better than it did in the last couple of days. It is expected to become make landfall on North Carolina in the coming days before heading along the East Coast. Watches and Warnings have been issued.

All the images below come from the National Hurricane Centre website. Please refer to them for the last updates.

And finally in the Western Pacific.

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

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