Weather Watch 25th September 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 are seeing showers moving across the Western Isles this are heavy in places with some hail mixed in. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph. Todays high so far of 9.4C

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 forecast to follow)

Saturday – high pressure builds in and we will see a mainly fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds mainly under 20 mph. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 8C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – A chilly start to the day. Cloud will build in but staying mainly dry until the evening before showers move in later. Winds under 20 mph but gusting to 30 mph by the evening. strongest for the Uists and Barra. Temperatures just reaching double figures.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Weather fronts move across the Western Isles overnight Sunday into Monday. Rain will move across the islands which will be heavy at times. Winds will be fairly strong gusting 30 to 40 mph possibly reaching 50 mph for the Uists and Barra. Rain clearing by the afternoon with some sunshine decent and prolonged at times. Feeling milder.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Saturday mainly fine and dry with decent and prolonged sunshine. Rain for the East coast of England and spells of heavy rain. Sunday a mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. Some light rain lingering around the South East. Rain moves into the West late in the day. Monday a band of heavy rain moves across the UK but dies out as it moves westward. A mixture of sunshine and cloud with stronger winds in Scotland.

UK Weather News

A Met office yellow warning for rainfall where issued by the Met Office for parts of the South East of England.

From the chief forecaster for the above warning

A period of strong northerly winds is expected to develop across East Anglia on Friday morning and persist into the evening. Gusts of 45-55 mph are likely at times across parts of East Anglia with 60-65 mph gusts at times in coastal districts. Persistent rain may also prove an additional hazard.

A yellow warning for wind also remains in place

From the chief forecaster for the above warning

An area of rain is expected to develop in the southern North Sea on Thursday night and push into parts of Lincolnshire and Norfolk. This will be persistent and at times heavy before gradually easing during Friday afternoon and evening. Accumulations of 20-40 mm are expected fairly widely with a few spots possibly seeing up to 60 mm of rain.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-09-25&id=eded3672-1672-4167-9042-1a6f1b278c5e&details

Thunderstorms in Yorkshire produced some impressive hailstones in Yorkshire yesterday

More on this here

This thunderstorm was captured in Bridlington yesterday

Global Weather News

Heavy rain has caused flooding in Madrid.

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