Weather Watch 6th August 2020

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

We are seeing plenty of blue skies and sunshine. Winds are strong across the Uists and Barra gusting 40 to 50 mph. Temps up to 19C

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

Friday – Across the islands and its going to be a day of sunshine and showers as fronts move across the islands. The rain will be heavy at times. We will also see a drop off in temperature and a decrease in winds. Drier with sunshine to end the day. Winds of 10 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph.

For the UK on friday. Rain for the West. For most fine dry and very warm even hit with temps widely up to 30C and for the South and East up to 35C to 36C

Saturday – Across the islands and the weather will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and feeling warm with high teens expected. Winds will be fairly light and some spots could see wall to wall sunshine.

For the UK it will be fine and dry with light winds. A few scattered showers and feeling warm and again hot for the South East up to 30C here.

Sunday – Another fine dry and sunny day. A. mixture of sunshine and cloud with very light winds for the Western Isles.

For the UK a mainy fine and dry day with a few scattered showers. Once again feeling very warm and hot in the South as high pressure dominates.

Long range – Things looking fairly settled for next week. Mainly fine and dry with a mixture of sunshine and cloud.

I managed to capture these stunning lenticular clouds in Point earlier today

Lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere, typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer.


Weather News

These stunning waterspout photos were captured in the USA on Aug 4th.

and finally at Mount Washington Observatory in the USA a wind speed of 147 mph was recorded. The highest wind speed ever recorded there was 231 mph in 1934.

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

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