Weather Watch 1st September 2020

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

On this Tuesday evening we are seeing spells of rain across the islands. This heavy in places. Plenty of cloud and brisk winds. Todays high of 16.2C. Highest wind speed of 34 mph.

Todays view from space shows us under a blanket of cloud

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  forecast – (UK outlook follows below)

Wednesday – We are going to see a windy day across the Western Isles with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph widely reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. We are going to see further spells of rain with the heaviest being during the late morning and the afternoon. It will become a bit drier with showers into the evening with some sunny spells. Staying windy throughout. Winds from the South and South West and temps in the mid teen to high teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – Low pressure lingers between us and Iceland and so it will stat windy on Thursday with sunshine and showers and brisk winds gusting 40 mph. Plenty of sunshine and temps in the mid teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – We are sandwiched between high and low pressure so it stay winy with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph again. Another sunshine and showers day. Temps again in the mid to high teens.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Wednesday for the UK will see rain for all. It will be windy with gales for coastal areas and the strongest for the far North West of Scotland. Thursday becoming drier and brighter for most after morning rain but further spells of rain for the far North West of Scotland. Friday further rain mainly across the West coast of Scotland and across the South and Wales.

UK Weather News

Earlier today the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rainfall for South West Scotland for Wednesday

The text warning for the above weather warning from the Met Office chief forecaster.

A spell of heavy rain will affect southwest Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and evening. 15-30mm is likely quite widely with as much as 40-60mm in a few places, mainly hilly parts of Dumfries and Galloway. Drier conditions will return on Wednesday night.

Global Weather News

In the Caribbean in the last few months we have newly formed Tropical Storm Nana

Image may contain: water, outdoor and nature

Image from the National Hurricane Centre. Please refer to them for all the latest and relevant updates.

In the Western Pacific stunning footage of Typhoon Maysak from James Reynolds

Things are becoming more active in the Western Pacific

Just rounding back to Hurricane Laura a windspeed of 154 mph was recorded by Mike Theiss. Insane speeds.

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