Weather Watch 23rd August 2020

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

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing another chilly day. Its mainly overcast with some rain mainly light. Winds are also light. Some sunshine but most are under cloud. Winds under 10 mph and max temp so far today of 13.9C

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

Western Isles – (UK outlook follows below)

Monday – A mainly fine and dry day a few scattered showers with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Light winds again. Feeling cool once more. Going to be a cooler night overnight Sunday into Monday. Down to 7C Tomorrow max temp of 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure moves across the UK bringing strong winds. For our islands. Winds of 30 to 40 mph at times gusting 50 mph for Barra. We will see rain at times that will be heavy. It will be overcast day with some sunshine at times.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – The low pressure clears away and things settle down again. Sadly not signs of it warming back up again with temps in the low teens. High pressure takes control with another overcast day with light winds and some sunshine at times.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

A full in depth week ahead forecast for the Western Isles will be on the blog this evening.


Monday across the UK will see a day of sunshine and showers. The best of the drier weather for Scotland. Heavy rain will reach the far SW of England and Northern Ireland by late tomorrow night. Tuesday will see rain and gales widely with winds gusting 60 mph. Wednesday things will improve as the day goes on winds ease and it will become drier and brighter.

UK Weather News

The Met Office this morning update the Yellow weather warning for winds for Tuesday into Wednesday bringing the warning area further North.

The warning text from the Met Office Chief forecaster –

A spell of strong winds is likely to develop across the southwest of England and Wales on Tuesday morning, before spreading east across other parts of England and Wales overnight, clearing into the North Sea on Wednesday. Gusts of wind are likely to exceed 50 mph for quite a few places, with exposed coasts and hills seeing gusts in excess of 60 mph. Whilst not exceptional, winds this strong are unusual for August and they will be accompanied by some heavy rain in places, with possible transport disruption and impacts on outdoor activities.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here

Global Weather News

Main focus at the moment is on the Tropics. We have tropical Storm Marco which is expected to become a Hurricane today before hitting the gulf coast on Monday. We also have tropical storm Laura heading over the caribbean islands expected to make landfall as a hurricane next Thursday possibly as a strong hurricane.

Lots of uncertainty at this stage so please refer to the National Hurricane centre website of the very latest.

Tropical Storm Laura

Tropical Storm Marco

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