Weather Watch 18th August 2020

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

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. It is feeling warm in the sunshine. A few showers are starting to pop in places. Winds are light. Max temp so far today 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 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Wednesday – Across the islands should be mainly fine and dry. Winds will increase and cloud will increase during the evening. But during the day plenty of sunshine and feeling warm. Some early morning mist and low cloud. Winds under 10 mph to start but winds gusting 30 mph by the evening. Max temp of 20C

Across the UK a North and South split with sunshine and light winds in the North but rain spreading in from the South which will be heavy and will be. accompanied by stronger winds and risk of gales. Possibly become severe gales as we go overnight into Thursday.

Thursday – Across the islands we are going to see heavy morning rain. This will give will give way to sunshine and showers. Which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph widely possibly 50 mph for the Uists and Barra.

Across the UK strong winds widely and bands of rain which will be heavy at times. Low pressure dominates the weather.

Friday – Across the islands we will see sunshine and showers. These will be heavy and will be accompanied by strong winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

For the UK on Friday further spells of strong winds and showers at times. Low pressure dominates with gales widely and risk of severe gales.

Next Weekend – Staying unsettled over the weekend with further outbreaks of rain and blustery winds.

UK News

Earlier today the Met Office a yellow weather warning for winds for Wednesday into Thursday for parts of Scotland, Wales and South West England along with all of Northern Ireland.

See the Met Office webiste of app for the latest updates on the warnings.

I did a blog post covering this upcoming stormy weather which can be found here

https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/18/18th-aug-2020-a-no-hype-blog-post-for-the-mid-week-stormy-weather-for-the-uk/

Global Weather News

Hurricane Genevieve has rapidly intensified in the Eastern Pacific and is now a category 4 hurricane.

In the Atlantic not much has changed there are still two areas that are being watched that have a shot at becoming a tropical storm in the coming few days.

For the very latest see the National Hurricane Centre Website.

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

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