Weather Watch 21st August 2020

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

On this Friday afternoon we have seen some very heavy and intense rain showers across Lewis and Harris which have merged into some longer spells of rain. Winds have eased. We are seeing some decent and prolonged sunshine away from the showers. Winds are under 10 mph and the max temp today so far of 19C

The rest of the evening should be mainly fine and dry with a few scattered showers. Light winds and some sunshine.

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

Saturday – Across the Western isles will be mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. The cloud will dominate but some decnet sunny spells in the breaks. We will see some light rain and drizzle at times and it will be breezy. Max temp 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – A mainly fine and dry day across the Western Isles. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Cooler than of late with temps in the low teens. Winds will be under 20 mph from the North East. Should be mostly dry but the odd shower cannot be ruled out.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A mainly fine and dry day with some rain pushing into Barra and South Uist later in the day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be breezy again mainly from the North East and East.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

For the UK Saturday will be another day of showers and blustery winds. Sunday becoming drier in Scotland and Northern Ireland but showers for England and Wales but winds do ease. Monday lighter winds and more settled before more rain arrives late evening which will become heavier.

UK Weather News

It has been a windy across England and Wales today here our some of the highest wind speeds

Global Weather News

Things are becoming extremely interesting in the Atlantic with Tropical Storm Laura and soon to be Tropical Storm Marco both could be hurricanes by the start of next week in the Gulf of Mexico. The last time there were two landfalling hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time was in 1933.

Tropical Storm Laura

TD14

Please refer to the national hurricane centre website for the very latest.

and finally this stunning series of waterspouts where captured yesterday of the USA coast.

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

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