Good afternoon and welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.
On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The rain has cleared away. Today’s high of 12.9C. Winds under 20 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 forecast – (UK forecast to follow)
Thursday – A chilly start to the day with temps getting down as low as 3/4C. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds will be light. A mainly overcast day with some sunny spells. Some spells of light rain. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 7C to 12C
Friday – A mainly fine and dry and settled day. Low pressure sits across the South of the UK. Low pressure 975 mb. For us light winds with sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers but most places staying dry. Another chilly day.
Saturday – A trailing warm front will bring us spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Becoming drier later with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Winds gusting to 30 mph.
Thursday a mixed day with sunshine and showers along with brisk winds. Some heavy spells of rain across the South and the North of Scotland. Friday strong winds and gales for the South of England. Rain for most but drier for Scotland with sunshine here. Saturday rain and blustery winds for the bulk of the UK. Drier for the South East of England later.
UK Forecast News
Fridays spell of wet and windy weather has been named storm Alex by the French Met Office. Different countries work together to name storms.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and wind for Southern and South West England on Friday in association with storm Alex.
This is the text warning from the chief forecaster for the warning above.
Rain and showers overnight Thursday into Friday will turn heavier and more persistent during Friday morning, along with a strengthening east to north easterly wind. Some places could receive 40-50 mm over the course of 12-18 hours, most likely in the south of this region, combined with gusts of 45-55mph inland during Friday morning rush hour. Some coastal regions exposed to the south-east could experience gusts of 60-65mph. The combination of wind and rain, combined with trees losing their leaves, increases the risk of flooding due to blocked drains and watercourses. The wind and rain will ease from the south later on Friday, as the weather system responsible starts to move away.
Full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-02&id=0addb338-7b81-4aa2-811a-3dafa7c73f33&details
Today has seen heavy rain across South West Scotland – Image from Starlings roost.
Global Weather News
In the Eastern Pacific we have tropical Storm Marie and expected to become a hurricane later today
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