Weather Watch 24th August 2020

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

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent spells of sunshine. The showers are heavy in places. Max temp so far today of 14.4C Winds under 10 mph.

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

Western Isles – (UK outlook follows below)

Tuesday – A breezy day across the islands. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly reaching 50 mph for a time. Mainly overcast with some light rain reaching Barra for a time but most places should stay dry. Winds from the North East. Temps of 9C to 15C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Across the islands and winds ease. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Increasing amounts of sunshine for the afternoon and evening. Feeling cool with temps struggling in the low teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Across the islands will be fine dry and sunny. Still feeling cool but with light winds. Some prolonged spells of sunshine.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Long range – Across the islands and its expected to stay mainly dry with plenty of sunshine. Winds could increase again as we go into the weekend.

UK

Tuesday will see a wet and windy day for most of the UK. Gales and Severe gales in places with heavy rain. Warnings have been issued see the Met Office website or app for the latest on these. Wednesday after the wind and rain clears away becoming fine and dry. But further areas of low pressure wait in the wings for Thursday to bring more wind and rain.

UK Weather News

The main focus of UK weather is incoming storm Francis which was named by the Met Office earlier today. I have a full blog post on this which can be found by following this link

https://westernislesweather.com/2020/08/24/storm-francis-24-8-20/

Global Weather News

Tropical Storm Laura

This is system to keep an eye on. Expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the Gulf and could even become a major hurricane as it heads towards the Louisiana and Texas coast.

Tropical Storm Marco

Tropical Storm Marco briefly attained hurricane status during Sunday and since then has utterly fallen apart wind wise. However it as it moves along the coast it will bring flash flooding and storm surge.

For the very latest on these tropical systems please refer to the National Hurricane Centre Website.

In the Western Pacific we have Typhoon Bavi heading towards North Korea

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

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