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 are seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Winds have been gusting 40 to 50 mph. Highest temp so far of 14.2C
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)
Saturday – Overnight we are going to see showers moving across the islands in the morning and early afternoon. Some sunshine with winds gusting 40 mph. A Met Office warning comes into force at 1800 more on this below. Into the evening we are going to see some heavy and persistent rain sweep across the entire Western Isles. The rain will be slowly moving and will result in some surface water in places. Winds will be under 20 mph. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 7C to 13C
Sunday – Will see another wet day with some dry periods but there will be further heavy and persistent rain. It will remain windy with Uists and Barra gusting 30 to 40 mph but under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris. Winds will be from the South West and temps of 8C to 14C
Monday – Will see an overcast day with some spells of light rain. It will stay windy with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Temps will be up into the mid to high teens. Winds will be from the South and temps of 11C to 18C
Saturday wet and windy for North West Scotland with persistent rain. Some rain for parts of Northern Ireland. Fine dry and sunny for England and Wales. Sunday wet and windy with gales and heavy rain in Scotland. Dry warm and sunny for England and Wales becoming hot in the South East. Monday England and Wales fine and dry with sunshine and cloud hot again in the South East. Scotland and Northern Ireland will see spells of light rain and be breezy.
UK forecast News
A reminder a Met Office yellow weather warning for rain from 1800 Saturday evening until 23:59 Sunday evening
This is the text for the above warning from the Met Office chief forecaster.
A band of heavy and persistent rain will arrive across western Scotland during Saturday evening, and continue through much of Sunday. Many places in the highlighted region will see 25-50 mm of rainfall. However, over the hills and mountains, peak totals of 150-180 mm are likely during this time. In association with the rainfall, there will be a period of strong southwesterly winds. Although these are not expected to be overly impactful, they may make travelling conditions more challenging in places.
The full warning and update and latest updates can be found here from the Met Office
Global Weather News
Smoke from the California fires is moving across the UK today
into the tropics we are seeing an active period in the Atlantic. Tropical storm Rene is falling apart. Tropical Storm Paulette is heading towards Bermuda as possibly a hurricane early next week. Several areas of disturbed weather is being watched by the National Hurricane Centre.
Please refer to the National Hurricane website for the very latest.
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