Weather Watch 1st October 2020

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

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing rain across parts of the Western isles which is heavy in places. We are seeing mainly light winds with some sunny spells. Today’s highest temperature of 10.7C

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 โ€“ (UK forecast to follow)

Friday – Overnight we are going to see some spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Some dry spells with plenty of cloud. Some clear spells. Into Friday day we are going to see some decent and prolonged sunshine with variable amount of cloud. A few scattered showers. An area of low pressure sits to our North West. Winds will shift from the North and North West and will move to come in from the South and South West. Temps of 7C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – A cloud dominated day with spells of rain. This rain will be heavy and persistent at times. A warm front sits close to the Western Isles. Winds will come back from the North West. Winds gusting 30 mph. Temps of 9C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Heavy overnight rain as we go into Sunday with further spells of rain during Sunday. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Reaching 50 mph. The cloud will dominate. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 11C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Friday will be mainly fine and dry for Northern England and much of Scotland. Rain for the Western Isle and Northern Isles. England and Wales with rain and gales warning issued more below. Saturday heavy rain and blustery winds for all. Some sunshine as the rain clears across central England later in the day. Sunday further spells of rain which will be heavy at times turning to showers later. Some sunny spells and brisk winds.

UK Weather News

Storm Alex will bring wet and windy weather to Southern England and Northern France on Friday

The Met Office have updated the warning for Friday for wind and rain for the South and South West of England.

โš ๏ธ Yellow Warning updated โš ๏ธ

Strong winds and heavy rain across southern parts of England
Friday 0300 โ€“ 2000

Latest info ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://bit.ly/WxWarning

Stay #WeatherAware

Originally tweeted by Met Office (@metoffice) on October 1, 2020.

The text below is from the Met Office chief forecaster for the above warning

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 45-55 mph inland during Friday morning rush hour. Some coastal regions could experience gusts of 60-65 mph, particularly exposed parts of Devon and Cornwall. The combination of wind and rain, combined with trees losing their leaves, increases the risk of flooding due to blocked drains and watercourses. With trees still in full leaf for many areas this also increases the risk of debris leading to some power and transport disruption. The wind and rain will ease from the south, as the weather system responsible starts to move away.


A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for large parts of the UK for Saturday into Sunday –

โš ๏ธ Yellow Warning issued โš ๏ธ

Rain across much of the UK
Saturday 0300 โ€“ Sunday 1800

Latest info ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://bit.ly/WxWarning

Stay #WeatherAware

Originally tweeted by Met Office (@metoffice) on October 1, 2020.

The text below is from the Met Office chief forecaster for the above warning

Heavy rain will push north and west across the UK, clearing from much of southeast England by Saturday afternoon. However, it is expected to remain heavy and persistent throughout Saturday and into mid-Sunday across eastern Scotland, the far northeast of England, much of Wales, and southwest England. This is likely to bring flooding and some disruption to travel. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rainfall, with totals of 100-125 mm expected over the high ground of eastern Scotland, and perhaps parts of Wales and southwest England. The unusual wind direction associated with the rainfall will mean that the peak rainfall totals are likely to occur in some areas that are usually well sheltered and direr during unsettled spells of weather. During Sunday the rain will turn more showery in nature and become significantly less widespread.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-03&id=283d4701-54ff-4684-956c-308cdd4aa409&details

Global Weather News

A massive hail storm in Turkey

In the tropics we have hurricane Marie in the Eastern Pacific which has rapidly intensified and is expected to become a major hurricane later today

Image may contain: night and outdoor

Image credit to the national hurricane centre

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