Weather Watch 16th August 2020

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

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Plenty of low cloud with mist and fog patches. Winds are light. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Max temp today so far of 15C

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

Monday – Across the Western Isles after a fine and dry start with plenty of sunshine. We are going to see an increasing risk of showers as we go into the late afternoon and evening. Winds will be light. It will still feel warm despite the increasing cloud.

For the UK showers for most of the UK which will be heavy at times with some sunshine. Thundery showers for England and Wales.

Tuesday – Across the islands and we are going to see a mainly overcast day. Light winds with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Temps still in the mid to high teens.

For the UK turning drier and brighter in the South but thundery showers for Northern England, Southern Scotland and Northern Ireland. Winds will remaining light.

Wednesday – Across the islands we are expecting to see a mainly fine and dry day on Wednesday. Winds will increase gusting 20 to 30 mph. Some sunshine but plenty of cloud.

Across the UK starts off mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. But the high pressure that has dominated our weather for most of August has now been replaced with a more Atlantic dominated weather as an area of low pressure moves in from the South West which will introduce wetter and windier weather.

A full in depth week ahead forecast will be online later.

UK Weather News

Yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms from the Met Office remain in place for England and Wales in the coming days

Heavy rainfall on Saturday caused significant flooding in Chelmsford.

One of the coldest places in the UK on Saturday was Stornoway with 6.3C being recorded during the early hours.

Global Weather News

Tropics

Tropical storm Kyle dissipated mid Atlantic and tropical storm Josephine continues away from land with nothing major expected in the coming days. Could bring some wet and windy conditions to Bermuda into next week.

Iowa

I touched on it yesterday but the Capital Weather Gang have an excellent article which conveys the serious nature of the situation in Iowa following the Derecho.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/14/cedar-rapids-iowa-derecho/

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

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